Tea and Coffee Africa

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What’s hot at Food & Hospitality Africa 2017?

Tea and Coffee Africa will be one of the prime hot spots at the Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex expo – highlighting the big beverage trends, showcasing exciting new product offerings from the two favourite beverages in the world, and providing a platform for exciting competitions.

For the first time this year Tea and Coffee Africa – which is hosted by SCASA, the Speciality Coffee Association of SA – will feature a market area, bringing boutique tea producers, roasters, single origin and artisanal coffees to the attention of the food service and retail market as a burgeoning business growth opportunity.

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Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 takes the cake

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March 2017 – The exquisite art of cake decorating will again be a big attraction at Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex at Gallagher Convention Centre from 7 to 9 May, which can be experienced at the SA Cake Decorators Guild (SACDG) master decorators display and demonstration theatre.

The guild’s theme this year is ‘A Celebration’ and the sugar art will feature a wide range of skills including figure moulding, royal icing work, sugar flowers and more. Says Deon Swarts, Deputy President of SACDG, “The artworks for the show take weeks or even months to complete, and will be kept as a closely-guarded secret until revealed on our F&HA stand.”

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Food & Hospitality Africa wins Best Trade Exhibition in inaugural ROAR Awards category

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26 January 2017 – The first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards took place at TicketPro Dome last night, 26 January 2017…and we are thrilled to announce that Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 – 6000sqm).

Event Director for this Specialised Exhibitions tradeshow, Nick Sarnardas was delighted to accept the award on the show’s behalf and had this to say: “Acknowledgement by a respected industry association such as African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) consolidates Food & Hospitality’s commitment to remaining the Pan African trade show of choice in our sector.”

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Fasten your seatbelt for the next Food & Hospitality Africa Show in 2017

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The next Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA) Show, powered by Hostex, will be taking place from 7 May to 9 May 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Hostex – with a three decade track record – will in 2017 power Food & Hospitality Africa to present the industry with an extraordinary food expo.

The launch of Food & Hospitality Africa in 2016 was nothing short of remarkable. It was the first time the two trade shows co-located at Gallagher Convention Centre from 3 to 5 May, with 300 exhibitors from 28 countries worldwide showcasing their products and services to over 6 400 trade visitors. A whopping 99% of surveyed visitors in 2016 said they would return to the 2017 show which will continue to deliver key buyers.

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Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 promises great value

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Food & Hospitality Africa will be better than ever in 2017, with significant additions and improvements that will offer added value for both exhibitors and visitors, says Nick Sarnadas, Event Director with show organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

Food & Hospitality Africa will take place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, conveniently located for the Gauteng market, from 7 to 9 May 2017.

“Our inaugural F&HA in 2016 – incorporating long-running Hostex and Africa’s international food and drinks expo, IFEA – was a success, featuring over 300 exhibitors from 28 countries and 11 official pavilions, as well as a slew of additional features such as our free-to-attend seminars, demonstrations, competitions, and more. We have evaluated every aspect of the first F&HA and are pulling out all the stops to make the 2017 exhibition even better,” says Sarnadas.

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Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund – the realisation of a dream

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2016 has been nothing short of phenomenal for Adam Duncan, a student at the Silwood School of Cookery. He was announced as the most recent recipient of the Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund at the inaugural Food & Hospitality Africa Show incorporating Hostex and IFEA, which took place from 3 to 5 May at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

The Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund was created in honour of founding member Bryan Montgomery, who had a passion for all things culinary and did all he could to assist prospective students who faced budget constraints in terms of furthering their education. Hostex is honoured to have been awarding the fund through SACA annually since 2011.

The primary objective of this bursary fund is to offer financial support to culinary students. The fund offers R35 000 annually to one fortunate student who wishes to study at any SACA-approved culinary institution. The funding, which is paid directly to suppliers, assists in purchasing study aids such as text books, uniforms and cooking utensils. Applications for this bursary are viewed by a fund selection panel.

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Food & Hospitality Africa 2017…50 days and counting

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March 2017 – In just 50 days the doors will open on the second Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex expo at Gallagher Convention Centre, which will run from Sunday 7 to Tuesday 9 May 2017!

“Since the inaugural F&HA in May last year, we have been shoulders to the wheel to make this event bigger and better, with more value to offer visitors and exhibitors,” says Nick Sarnadas, Event Director with show organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery.

He encourages industry players to log on to the official site to complete the simple pre-registration form ahead of the expo, ensuring no last-minute scramble, no missing out, no queues, and easy access to the largest Pan-African food, drink and hospitality trade expo of the year.

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How to Maximise Your Time at Hostex 2017!

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Enjoy every moment at #Hostex17

We at Hostex 2017 Powering Food & Hospitality Africa know that both Visitors & Exhibitors alike absolutely love the Visitor Attractions at each year’s showcase. 2017 is no exception, be sure to indulge in our 5 Course Tasting Menu! This year we will have you drooling over the Visitor Attractions, not to mention the best turndown service highlighting hospitality in the shape of competitions & events.

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Hostex 2017 in Numbers!

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Let the Stats do the talking

We can wax lyrical about the value of being on #Hostex17 or one of the five co-hosted events. We know the 30-year relationship Food & Hospitality Africa & Hostex has had with both South African and African industry leaders will bring attract the feet by sheer reputation for quality.

But all the hype in the world won’t speak as much volume as the sheer facts – especially for those first time visitors, exhibitors or those wishing to connect via Social Media.

Quality is Key

At Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa we pay very close attention to who is coming through our doors. This is who they are who they are:

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Hostex 2017 Visitors’ Guide

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Powering Food & Hospitality Africa

Africa, are you ready? If Hostex 2016 was anything to go by – the 2017 showcase is going to blow your mind!

4000 square meters of floor space will play host to over 300 exhibitors from over 25 different countries!

Never before has the African continent had so much Food & Hospitality expertise under a single roof. This is your chance to experience it, learn from it & build your dreams upon it… welcome to the Hostex 2017 Visitors’ Guide 101!

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