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The much-anticipated Food & Hospitality Africa is just 3 months away, and while the floors are going to be packed with exhibitors showcasing must-have products and services, the Host-ED seminar is shaping up to be essential for everyone in the industry.

Food & Hospitality Africa is taking place at the Gallagher Estate from 3 – 5 May and the seminar will run throughout those days. “Host-ED has been a firm favourite at Hostex for several years, and now with the co-location of Hostex and IFEA in Food & Hospitality Africa, it promises to deliver even greater value to attendees, bearing in mind the broadening of the scope of this expo,” says Nick Sarnadas, Food & Hospitality Event Director with expo organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. The Host-ED presentations will be delivered on the exhibition floor on a first-come, first-served basis.

Highlights from the confirmed seminar so far include:

  • The DTI’s Road Map for the SA Food & Beverage industry, outlining what the DTI has in store for 2016 and how that will benefit the food, beverage and hospitality industries.
  • Insight into SA’s imminent food labelling regulations R429
  • Sustainable sourcing and trends in consumer and retailer awareness
  • Future of healthy eating in South Africa
  • How hotels are modernising and adapting to today’s travellers’ high expectations for customisation and technology in their hotel rooms
  • ‘Top cocktail and mixology trends – geared for Generation Z’, a look at the evolution to sophisticated cocktails that stimulate all the senses
  • top ten culinary trends attracting consumer interest on menus and on grocery shelves
  • African Economic Outlook at what’s in store for the food, beverage and hospitality industries
  • ‘free-from’ category, which is rapidly moving into mainstream consumption;
  • the impact of mobile devices on service excellence in the hospitality industry; innovative packaging developments
  • SME business advice for the hospitality, food & beverage sector
  • the defining factors that exemplify South Africa’s top restaurants;
  • insight into the elements needed to create unique guest experiences in hotels

Details on these and more Host-ED presentation topics will be regularly updated on the Food & Hospitality Africa website – www.foodandhospitalityafrica.co.za.

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IFEA and Hostex, the two exhibitions that have joined forces to bring the market Food & Hospitality Africa, will each host a one-day conference – the African Food & Beverage Conference on 3 May and the African Hospitality and Tourism Conference on 4 May – targeted at executive level management. Bookings for these conferences can be made by contacting Jolanda van de Spreng of VDS Media at jolanda@vdsmedia.co.za.

“We’re pulling out all the stops to deliver the best food, beverage and hospitality expo that Africa has ever experienced – and we look forward to welcoming the industry and providing an ideal platform for product sourcing, idea-sharing, networking, and trading,” adds Sarnadas.

To avoid registration queues and for free entry to trade visitors, please pre-register on www.foodandhospitalityafrica.co.za.

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