Shows Around the Globe
Good news for those doing business, or hoping to, outside
their home countries: Thereís now a vast array of
international trade shows you can attend to learn about new
markets and make contacts.
Weíve pulled together a list of key global foodservice
exhibitions you should consider attending in 2007. Listed
below, in order of show date, youíll find info about
must-see shows in Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy,
Mexico, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.
For a listing of 160 events and shows slated for í07, consult
our World Events Calendar at
Feb. 19-22, 2007
United Arab Emirates
If youíve got your eye on Middle East expansion, the 12th
Gulf Food, Hotel and Equipment Exhibition is where you want
to be. This annual Dubai foodservice show, put together by
Dubai World Trade Centre, expects to bring in more than
32,000 buyers to peruse 2,170 exhibits. Be sure to see U.S.
equipment manufacturers at the NAFEM Pavilion.
March 9-14, 2007
The 81st Intíl. Trade Fair for Hotel, Restaurant,
Catering, Baking and Confectionary Trades will feature the
latest in European catering and hospitality products. The
event is expected to draw 1,000 exhibitors and 100,000
attendees, says the Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. Check
out the new Kitchen Equipment and Technology area.
April 4-7, 2007
Shanghai New Intíl. Expo Centre
Hotelex Shanghai, the 16th Shanghai Intíl.
Hospitality Equipment & Supply Expo, connects decision
makers in China and Asia, plus equipment suppliers from
China, Japan, Korea and Europe. U.S. suppliers will be
represented at the NAFEM Pavilion. Shanghai CMP Sinoexpo
Intíl. Exhibition Co. expects
May 13-16, 2007
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wanchai, Hong Kong
In May, Hong Kong will be home to Hofex, also known as the 12th
Asian Intíl. Exhibition of Food & Drink, Hotel, Restaurant &
Foodservice Equipment, Supplies & Services. In 2005 the
biennial Pan-Asian show welcomed more than 1,800 exhibitors
and logged about 28,600 visitors. The show is run by Hong
Kong Exhibition Services Ltd.
May 19-22, 2007
The National Restaurant Associationís 87th Annual
Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is
<I>the<I> place for foodservice professionals to be in May.
The North American event will bring in more than 73,000
industry professionals from 100 countries. Some 2,000
companies will exhibit, and the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion
June 28-30, 2007
Intíl. Convention Center
The 5th Intíl. Hospitality Equipment, Supplies,
Food & Beverage Fair will be held in June in conjunction
with the China Intíl. Western Food Culture Expo. Hosfair
plans to welcome 600 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors to the
largest expo center in Asia. The show is organized by
Guangzhou Huazhan Exhibition Planning Co.
July 23-26, 2007
Anhembi Sao Paulo
Looking at Latin America? Plan to attend Fispal, the 23rd
Intíl. Food Service Show, in Sao Paulo. The showís three
main areas will include Foodservice Equipment and
Accessories, Food and Beverage, and Gourmet Foods. Fispal is
expected to host some 1,500 exhibitors and 65,000 attendees,
most from across Brazil.
Oct. 3-5, 2007
Mexico City, Mexico
One of Mexicoís biggest foodservice shows is Abastur, held
every October in Mexico City. Abastur show organizers
Abastecedores Turisticos and Remex expect about 24,500
visitors and 450 exhibitors at the 2007 event.
Oct. 11-13, 2007
World Congress Center
The must-attend foodservice equipment event in the United
States is The NAFEM Show, put on every two years by the
North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers.
NAFEM planners expect some 600 exhibitors to show off their
wares to at least 20,000 visiting professionals. Look for
the always-popular Global Networking Event.
Oct. 19-23, 2007
New Milan Trade Fair Complex
Youíll find plenty of Euro innovation at the biennial Host
2007 show, taking place at Fieramilano in October. The í05
Host show pulled in some 129,000 visitors to see 1,800
exhibitors. Get extra bang for the buck by visiting the
concurrently held Franchising & Trade Exhibition.