Hospitality and catering are closely correlated and no matter the country or the region, socio-cultural diversity are shuffling up the game, and network building is key. The 28th Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Food Service Expo (Hotelex Shanghai 2019), aims to be that perfect platform for the industry at large.

Hotelex is known for its leading series on catering equipment and supplies, its food trade events in Shanghai, its geo-adapt shows in Beijing, Chengdu, and Guangzhou. Basically it covers the value chain from catering equipment, tableware, food and beverage to catering accessories, coffee, tea, ice cream, wine & spirits and bakery. This show brings together buyers and suppliers from around the country to witness the latest trends in the industry, and to be inspired by leaders in the field.

Last year Hotelex was a huge success drawing a total of 146,267 trade buyers during the 4-day show, of which 5,135 came from overseas, to source from 2,500 exhibiting companies from 122 countries and regions. This year, the overseas buyer numbers are expected to go up significantly.

“This is our 12th consecutive Hotelex. The stage really makes the product service concept stand out and boost the brand value thereby expanding the customer base. The tight liaison between exhibitors and visitors that Hotelex has established represents the show per se. We definitely expect more from Hotelex and will keep rooting for it all along,” says Lina Ma, marketing manager of VEETSAN Commercial Machine Co. Ltd. Designed to promote and encourage new ideas in the market place, Hotelex has an amazing range of more than 30 ‘events within the event’ planned this year.