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


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.”

A joint venture between ROAR and Exhibitions & Events Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)-llence Awards made it possible to divide the awards into two categories, providing recognition to the best organisers and exhibitorswith the inception of AAXO – Association of African Exhibition Organisers ’s ROAR Awards.

By promoting participation in the African exhibition and events industry and recognising excellence in exhibition organisation, this prestigious awards event offered role players who contribute to all aspects of exhibitions and events a platform to showcase their portfolio of work. Food & Hospitality Africa is proud to be associated with that ethos.

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ABOUT Food & Hospitality Africa (F&HA): This annual trade show is the largest 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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