PHUKET, Thailand – Leading trade fair and event organiser, Expolink Global Network Ltd., will host FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 in Phuket for the first time from 19-22 November at Royal Phuket Marina. The largest hospitality and food fair to be held in southern Thailand, organisers aim to showcase Phuket’s status as a hub of the hospitality and food industry and have joined hands with government and private sectors, as well as the local business community to make this the number one event for the industry.
At a press conference held today (Wednesday 28th) at Royal Phuket Marina, representatives from Phuket City, the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the National Food Institute (NFI), Thailand Chefs Association and Phuket Vocational College came together with organisers Expolink Global Network to share information about the inaugural show and its highlights.
Mr. Phusit Sasitaranondha, Managing Director, Expolink Global Network Ltd., revealed that “Phuket has a strong tourism economy and is a world-class tourism destination. Phuket has more than 500 hotels and resorts and a well developed infrastructure. This, together with an international airport that connects to many countries around the world makes Phuket a key hub for the hospitality and food industry in the region. FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 will take place over four days from 19th to 22nd November at Royal Phuket Marina’s Exhibition Hall and we expect more than 3,000 visitors and to generate THB120 million in business for the industry.”
More than 60 leading companies from Thailand’s hospitality and food industry will exhibit at the inaugural FOOD and HOTELEX, including Sea Value Group, Smile Equipment Co. Ltd., NTS Mart Co. Ltd., K2 Company Limited, i-Cream Solutions and many more.
Highlight activities at the Show include the Thailand Junior Chef Championship and The Night of Wines, which is a networking event where local businesses can meet with leading suppliers to develop new business opportunities.
FOOD and HOTELEX is open daily from 11:00 – 20:00 and entry is free.
Mr. Phusit Sasitaranondha added, “FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 is developed under the theme “Your world class destination for food and hospitality industry” and will be the largest hospitality and food trade fair in the region.”
Mr. Phuriphan Boonnak, Director of Domestic Marketing Promotion Division, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) revealed that “Being held in Phuket, FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 will help drive and support Thailand’s tourism industry and also trade fairs and MICE, inline with TCEB’s policy to support and grow trade fairs and domestic exhibitions in Thailand. We hope FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 will help to distribute goods in the region and be a model for other provinces in Thailand.”
FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 is organized by Expolink Global Network Ltd. and is supported by government and private sectors, including support from Phuket City, the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the National Food Institute (NFI), Thailand Chefs Association, Siam Makro (Public) Co. Ltd., Smile Equipment Co. Ltd., NTS Mart Co. Ltd, Sea Value Group and Class Act Media.
FOOD and HOTELEX was launched in 2014 in Khon Kaen and attracted 8,000 visitors generating THB100 million in business. Capitalising on the event’s success, Expolink Global Network have expanded to more locations and in 2015 events were held in Suratthani (2-5 July), Khon Kaen (17-20 September) and Phuket (19-22 November).
For more information, visit www.foodandhotelex.com