Asia's largest food and hospitality trade event in Singapore
Category : Business on February 09, 2011
Food&Hotel Asia 2012 along with Wine&Spirit Asia2012 is Asia's largest food and hospitality trade event. Five specialised trade shows - FoodAsia, Bakery&Pastry, HotelAsia, Hospitality Style Asia and Hospitality Technology - each distinctively tailored to provide industry professionals with direct access to latest products, services and technological solutions, are gearing up
to present a strong line-up of exhibitors from 17 to 20 April 2012 at the Food&HotelAsia2012. The five specialised shows are undoubtedly the largest and most comprehensive installment yet with an impressive 87,000 square metres as its exhibition area spanning across nine halls. More than 2,600 exhibitors from 65 countries/regions and 52 international group pavilions will be gathered at one convenient location to receive over 54,000 government, business and trade attendees from over 90 countries/regions. The Indian food and hospitality sectors have emerged as key drivers of the Indian economy, with India emerging as the world's second largest producer of food, next only to China. As per a study conducted by McKinsey and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the turnover of the total food market in India is approximately Rs.250,000crores (US$ 69.4 billion), out of which value-added food products contribute Rs.80,000 crores (US$ 22.2 billion). Additionally, the Indian hospitality industry is expected to grow at an annual rate of 8 per centbetween 2007 and 2016. In such a high-growth scenario,FHA2012, along with Wine&Spirits Asia2012 (WSA2012), provide excellent business platforms to address the requirements of Indian buyers looking for international quality products and services; trade partners, and competitive international suppliers. Mr. Stephen Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), the organiser of the show affirms, 'These five specialised shows are firmly entrenched as a timely, all-inclusive must-attend trading platform for industry professionals to establish new alliances with relevant business partners and key decision makers in the food and hospitality trade, and to acquire intelligence on the latest industry trends and issues.India, a rapidly growing economy, will truly benefit from the congregation of remarkable contingent of top quality industry players coming from across the globe.'