Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT) is returning from 5 to 8 September for its 26th edition as the region’s leading premier international food and hospitality trade event to be held at the BITEC in Bangkok.
This year’s exhibition will feature a new layout combining together 3 exhibition halls and delivering a 20 per cent bigger show, with premium products and services from more than 400 exhibitors, as well as new workshops and activities for visitors and businesses.
In response to Thailand’s and the region’s growing Food & Hospitality industry, FHT 2018 is expanding to three exhibition halls (102-104) with an area of over 18,000 sqm — a 20% increase from last year.
Visitors can explore seven international country pavilions from leaders in this sector, including China, Italy, Japan, Poland and South Africa.
This year’s event includes four new pavilions: Italy organised by “Bellavita” showcasing new Italian food & beverage products, from Japan new pavilions organised by “Osaka” and “Taito Tokyo” highlighting new and exciting Japanese food, beverage & hospitality style products, and from Poland organised by National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR) including new food & beverage products.
At Food & Hotel Thailand 2018, premium products and services from over 1,500 brands await to be discovered. Visitors can build their network and meet with leading Food & Hospitality professionals from more than 400 local and international companies from 33 countries.
Key players for this year include, Athena, Cambro, Catunambu, Carpigiani Group, Central Trading, CoffeeWORKS, Comanche, Conti, Convotherm, CP Meiji, Dapper, Darling, Ebisu Foods, Fujimak, Hafele, Hilding Anders, Hobart, i-cream solutions, Image Laundry Systems, Irinox, Italasia Trading, Jaspal Home, Johnson Health Tech, La Bottega, LA Cimbali, Manitowoc, Maruzen, Nemox, Panomrung, Peerapat, Rational, Royal Porcelain, Rubbermaid, Silikal, Simmons Bedding, Seven-Five, Surapon Foods, US Meat Export Federation, UNOX, Winterhalter, Zieher, Zojirushi, Zwilling and many more.
In addition, FHT will feature conferences discussing trends and tips in order to improve skills and increase competitiveness in this industry, including Thailand’s 20th Hospitality Industry Congress, Thailand’s 24th International Culinary Cup (TICC), Thai Restaurant Association Seminar, Thailand National Latte Art Championship 2019, Thailand National Culinary Team for Culinary World Cup Luxembourg 2018, 14th FBAT International Wine Challenge, Wine Seminars and Wine Master Class 2018, Best Sommelier in French and Thai Wines 2018, Executive Housekeeper Association Workshop and Seminar, Hotels & Building Chief Engineering’s Club Seminar, Dusit Thani College Seminars, and Thai Spa Operators Association Seminar.
There are five brand new activities that shouldn’t be missed including: Gelato Workshops by Carpigiani Gelato University, the Thailand National Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, ASEAN Professional Beverage Association (APBA) Masterclasses 2018 Topics – Sake Introduction/Masterclass and Whiskey Class Introduction, and Innolab Forum Food Allergen Management for Food Retail, Food Services & Food Catering.
FHT 2018 returns at a time when Thailand’s tourism industry is attracting more visitors and more higher spending tourists. The country expects to reach 3 trillion Baht with more than 30 million tourists this year alone, having already experienced a 13.4% increase in tourism from the same period last year.
Chinese tourists remain the largest group with a 30% growth from 3.5 million to 4.6 million already this year, as people flock to primary and secondary tourist cities.
“With more tourists, higher spending visitors, strong domestic demand and constantly evolving trends there is an ever-growing amount of opportunities for food & hospitality businesses to expand and capture new business. FHT is the leading international trade event showcasing premium products and services from around the world, and delivering new ideas and solutions for industry looking to take the next step to grow and improve their business.”Said Justin Pau, General Manager of UBM Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
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One key factor in growing a business in the Food & Hospitality sector is to adopt the right products and services to increase your ability to meet growing demands. FHT 2018 offers the best solutions and premium products from around the world and should not be missed by players in the food, hospitality, foodservice, restaurant, catering or retail industries.