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


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.

Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex offers exhibitors a platform to exhibit and showcase a large variety of products, ideas and services. As an established industry platform, Hostex carries a 30 year history and is the biggest Pan-African show of its kind – bringing the seller much closer to the buyer for specific interaction. The original organisers, Specialised Exhibitions and Fresh Montgomery understand the key role of the buyer and the power shift from the seller to the buyer….what better way to render your services, than assisting exhibitors by providing the perfect platform to grow their businesses? F&HA has successfully delivered on this by strategically placing the buyer and seller under one roof, providing an exciting show which actively and simultaneously takes cognisance of exhibitors’ and buyers’ needs.

F&HA encompasses industry sectors such as: retail, hospitality, restaurants, foodservice and catering. Exhibitors have the opportunity to engage all the senses, and also perform free demonstrations face-to-face with visitors to assist them in making that big decision. Exhibitor, Adam Penn from Laundry Kitchen Washroom (LKW) said: “The show was absolutely amazing, and the quality of visitors at our stand was also very good. Exhibiting has been positive and because the show attracted the right visitors, we doubled our leads day-on-day”.

Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa 2017 guarantees an even better show, raising the ante and stepping up exhibitor and visitor satisfaction alike. Projections in terms of number of exhibitors and visitors have increased once again, reassuring all stakeholders of worthwhile ROI. The first and most important question potential exhibitors would ask is: why should I exhibit? The answer is, of course, to deliver on set objectives, whether they are to generate on-site sales and sales leads, enjoy unrivalled marketing exposure or demonstrate their products in a live, vibrant environment to the industry.

This is what exhibitors and visitors can expect at F&HA in 2017 – whether you want to gain intensive and cutting-edge knowledge from industry captains at the free-to-attend seminars, show off your latest innovations, engage with industry decision makers, participate in expert competitions, and get to know our industry associations and partnerships. We have plenty in store, so watch this space….


The Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA) Expo is the annual and only Pan-African food, drink and hospitality expo. It will take place for the second time at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 7 to 9 May 2017. The Food & Hospitality Africa Show is the result of a merger between the Hostex and IFEA shows, now bringing you the best food, drink and hospitality expos all under one roof!

Hostex is where the who’s who of the hospitality and foodservice industries have been coming to do business for the past 30 years. Previously consisting of over 180 exhibitors and visited by over 8 500 decision makers, this is where General Managers, F&B Managers, Chefs, Housekeepers and Buyers from renowned organisations such as Air Chefs, Anglo American, BCE Foodservice Equipment, Bidvest Foodservice & Catering Equipment, Department of Correctional Services, Hilton Hotel, Michelangelo Hotel, Nestle, Nespresso, Ocean Basket, SA Navy, Spur, Sun International, Shoprite, Tsogo Sun, Unilever Food Solutions, Vulcan Catering Equipment, Wimpy as well as Woolworths source, network, learn, buy and experience new products and services.

IFEAthe international food and drink exhibition – is the only global trade event of its kind on the African continent, and brings together the world’s leading food and drink brands, along with local producers and leading African brands, in order to meet retail and foodservice buyers, importers, distributors and wholesalers from across the continent. IFEA delivers the finest quality visitors to its exhibitors, including some of the most prestigious, influential and largest buyers of food and drink products in Africa, such as Holiday Inn, Hilton Worldwide, Bidvest, Seattle Coffee, Michelangelo Hotel, McDonald’s, Mugg & Bean, Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay, Engen, Famous Brands, The Maslow Hotel, Tsogo Sun, Wimpy, Doppio Zero, Food Lover’s Market, Cresta Hotels, Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant, Thyme on Nicol, Spar, The Saxon Hotel, Kauai, and many more.

With over 172 previous exhibitors from over 25 countries, the key ingredient at IFEA is innovation – in products, service, brands and opportunities. A hub for product innovations from successful up-and-coming brands, IFEA is THE platform for companies to extend their reach and capture crucial new market opportunities.

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