We can’t wait for the 7th of May to roll around when the biggest hospitality show in South Africa takes place at the Gallagher Estate until the 9th of May. This year promises to be the slickest show yet, with dedicated sections for every facet of the hospitality industry. If you haven’t registered for your complimentary ticket yet (and really, what are you waiting for!), here are ten reasons to click here and get yours today:
- It’s award-winning
Last year’s inaugural event was so great, it won an award! The AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards announced in January that Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category. So, if you want to experience an award-winning trade show, look no further than HOSTEX powering Food & Hospitality Africa 2017.
- Knowledge for free
The Host-ED is the place to be for free seminars from top industry speakers. The seminars, which cover a wide range of topics, are your chance to find out about top innovations, trends, technologies and tactics in the hospitality industry. The seminars are on a first-come first-served basis, and are not to be missed.
- ALL the new products
What’s hot and new in the market? See all the latest and greatest products from top exhibitors at Food & Hospitality Africa in one place at the New Products Showcase. The products are from the retail, foodservice and wholesale sectors, so if you’ve only got an hour to spare this should be your first stop to find out what’s what.
- Chefs in action
From competitions to demonstrations, there’s no better place to be than The Skillery. It’s a hub of delicious activity, with chefs showing off their skills and the latest trends in cooking, as well as a number of competitions where the best of the best will be cooking against each other. If you’re a chef or interested in the art and science of cooking, this is where you need to be.
- Caffeine high
The Tea & Coffee Africa section is where caffeine addicts and tea fundis can go to get their fix. Not only will you find producers and distributors of hot beverages here, but the Speciality Coffee Association of South Africa (SCASA) will be presenting the Gauteng regionals and national finals of the South African Barista Championships. It’s going to be hot!
- Cakes as far as the eye can see
For carefully crafted buttercream and sensational sugar work, look no further than the SA Cake Decorators Guild. They’ll be showcasing exquisite cakes with jaw-dropping detail, created by members of the Guild. All your cake inspiration in one space!
- Behind the bar
South Africa’s drinks market is going from strength to strength, and if you’re thirsty to see what’s trending then visit The Drinks Cabinet. From soft drinks to craft beers, spirits to wine, this is where you need to be if you want to interact with top producers and distributors. The Shaker Bar Drinks Theatre & Lab will be putting on quite a show, and visitors will even be able to attend an onsite training course.
- Keep it comfy
Put your feet up at Contract Furnishing Africa, where you’ll be able to experience all furnishings, from indoor and outdoor furniture, décor and lighting, and everything in between. Excitingly, the central feature for this area will be a fully made-up live room where you can see contract furnishing in use.
- Innovation around every corner
Everyone pulls out all the stops for Food & Hospitality Africa, so as you walk around the show there’s no doubt that you’ll see the latest and greatest from each exhibitor. Not only will you be able to see and experience the latest innovations, but you’ll be able to chat with the experts to find out more about the product and if it’s right for your operation.
- Electric atmosphere
There’s no doubt that we work in an incredible industry and nothing showcases hospitality quite like Food & Hospitality Africa. There’s an unmissable vibe, an air of excitement at the show that comes from seeing old friends and colleagues, networking with like-minded people and interacting with everything the hospitality industry has to offer. 2017’s Food & Hospitality Africa is going to be buzzing, and we hope we’ll see you there!