HOTELEX Shanghai 2018 to Take Place on March 26-29

SHANGHAI, March 5, 2018

The 27th Shanghai International Catering Equipment & Food Service Expo (HOTELEX Shanghai 2018) returns to Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from March 26-29, 2018, and for the first time ever, it will span across 22 Halls with more than 2,352 suppliers showcasing the largest number of individual exhibitors in food and catering equipment covering the latest products and services in the catering and food equipment industries, featuring an extensive worldwide line-up, headlined by North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM).

As the exhibitors ramped up 2.9% from 2016 to 17.6% attracted 2,352 in 2017, while the professional visitors achieved 143,500 witnessing a 44.9% plus in a frog leap way, in response to usher in a new vision in 2018 that will not only see HOTELEX span a larger floor space than ever before, but introduce new and improved networking facilities to ensure that attendees can easily initiate business discussions and maximize their time spent at the event. As the market segmentation is expanded to two phases: Phase I – Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Food Service Expo (HOTELEX Shanghai 2018) and Phase II – Shanghai Hospitality Design & Supplies Expo (Hotel Plus 2018), where food and catering equipment will be outlined to hold the high ground.

The support of China Chain Store & Franchise Association (CCFA) is representative of our focus and commitment to position HOTELEX as the only platform for opportunities and serious business for catering and food in the region. To cater to purchasers’ triple requirements of cost reduction, profits and quality service, HOTELEX Shanghai 2018 aggregates premium commercial equipment suppliers of front-line brands comprising Rightway Asia Ltd., Alpha Brass Controls, Kinox, Vedec, and WNK to bring recommendable professional refrigerators, commercial heating control systems, coffee makers and stoves, commercial power blenders, induction cookers and so forth of energy efficient and design wise. Global leading companies are considering Shanghai as the new growth city and market of great potential, and are seeking to tap the opportunities presented by the economic boom throughout the region. Food and beverage imports to China stand at an all-time high and with other regional countries witnessing a similar surge in nourishment consumption, a comprehensive trade fair like HOTELEX will serve serve to add further momentum to the strong growth of the field, in line with UBM’s strategy, to be the best host and deliver as many innovative events and activities as we can, where each characteristic of every single section is visible to potential users and trade visitors. The show is determined to explore partnerships from the region and showcase our various products and service in domestic and overseas domain.

“As the prominent event in the market, the show certainly has a lot to offer in terms of modern technologies and innovative products for growing hotels and food equipment sectors on an international level,” said Mark Lu, Executive Deputy General Manager of UBM Sinoexpo. A highly specialized show like HOTELEX will go a long way in helping to take advantage of this global interest in the Chinese market. “No two events are alike and we treat each exclusively. Memorable events don’t just show up no reason. It reflects our business vision,” said he. When talking about the development, he added: “HOTELEX over the year has established itself as the regional largest dedicated exhibition for the catering sector and a key procurement event for worldwide source seekers. As we look to further development of the event to match the market’s exceptional growth, alignment with other strategic alliances global portfolio will allow us to offer international suppliers and regional buyers even greater opportunities to do business.”

Multiple professional forums and conferences endorsed by industry tycoons and senior managers will also make their debut in this coming March against a backdrop of heightened demand for food and hotel service, to provide the industry practitioner and correlate management system a thorough solution and sharing stage, e.g. Development of China Catering Industry Supply Chain Forum, HOTELEX Catering Industry Forum, Mirror Awards, Innovation of Commercial Kitchen Design Forum, Central Kitchen Construction and Development Forum, etc. Building Decoration and Hotel Furniture sections return but only with an advanced version where International Designer Forum offering likeminded professionals the chance to meet with Piero Lissoni, the renowned designer reaping awards globally. To learn from the definition of “Less is More” and should you be equipped with the capability of surpassing your competitors with edgy advantage. As the inseparable link of the hotel service intelligentization, one-stop smart hotel service providers in Appliance and Amenities sector shows how to catch up with the revolution of software and data operation technique by applying internet fusion into customer adhesiveness cultivation.

Allowing attendees to plan ahead of the show and throughout is JDGLE B2B Matchmaking Platform, by using which, both visitors and exhibitors can enhance their show experience to build their own itinerary. With all kinds of events being staged under one roof, HOTELEX Shanghai 2018 is the destination for professionals within catering and hospitality industries to discover the technology and connectivity and better off, to benefit from experts’ insights and advice.

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