Trade Fair Overview
The Ruby Jubilee edition of Food&HotelAsia (FHA) closed on 27 April, marking a resounding 40 years of excellence in enabling business transformation.
The event saw 81,896 attendees from more than 105 countries/regions, an increase of 14 per cent from 2016. From first time exhibitors to decades-long partnerships, FHA played host to 3,500 exhibitors from 76 countries/regions and 71 international group pavilions, including new entrants Latvia, Tunisia and Qatar.
For the first time, FHA2018 saw a large number of foreign and local dignitaries attend the four-day event with Singapore’s Senior Minister of State Dr. Koh Poh Koon kicking off the opening ceremony with highlighted key trends in the food and hospitality landscape. New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters; Hungarian ministers – Ms. Katalin Toth, Deputy State Secretary for International Relations, Ministry of Agriculture and Ms. Pana Petra, Deputy Minister of State for Foreign Economics Affairs; the Polish contingent led by Mr. Jacek Bogucki, Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Prime Minister, H. E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, also visited their respective country pavilions at FHA2018.
Several conferences were also held at FHA2018, which served as a thought leadership platform for the robust exchange of ideas about the industry. Spanning across four key tracks – Hotels & Resorts, Food Manufacturing, Central Kitchen, as well as Food Services, delegates gained several insights and engaged in thoughtful discourse.