October 2009
SHOW REPORT

Exhibitions Around The World

If you have just a few chances to go to international trade shows, choose your visits wisely. The 2010 exhibitions noted here offer the best in international equipment development and technology.

By Jennifer Hicks

Industry pros know that international trade shows are the key to global education, networking and sales. But these days travel budgets may not stretch as far as they used to. If that's the case for you, consider focusing on the shows featured here, all known to be key events for equipment introductions and networking.

For a full listing of 160+ events and trade exhibitions scheduled for next year, click on the Calendar tab above to access our 2010 Worldwide Events Calendar.

GULFOOD
Feb. 21-24, 2010
Dubai Int'l. Exhibition and Convention Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Check out Restaurant & Café Middle East, a specialized area devoted to equipment, supplies, services and every area of restaurant setup.
www.gulfood.com

HOTELYMPIA
Feb. 28-March 4, 2010
ExCeL Exhibition Center
London, United Kingdom
Consult with catering equipment suppliers in a dedicated area run in partnership with Britain's Catering Equipment Suppliers Association.
www.hotelympia.com

INTERNORGA
March 12-17, 2010
Hamburg Exhibition Centre
Hamburg, Germany
Visit two halls for Kitchen Machinery and Equipment that will spotlight everything from bulk catering equipment to washing and waste systems.
www.internorga.com

HOTELEX SHANGHAI
March 29-April 1, 2010
Shanghai New Int'l. Expo Centre
Shanghai, China
Hotelex Shanghai offers global suppliers and visitors the opportunity to meet and review kitchen equipment, refrigeration and more.
www.hotelex.cn

NRA
May 22-25, 2010
McCormick Place
Chicago, Ill.
Make the Kitchen Innovations pavilion your first stop at the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.
www.restaurant.org/show

HOGATEC
Sept. 12-15, 2010
Düsseldorf Fairgrounds
Düsseldorf, Germany
Special events and features are slated for this international event organized by Messe Dusseldorf.
www.hogatec.de

EQUIP'HOTEL
Nov. 14-18, 2010
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Paris, France
Always a highlight: the Prix Apria Awards for technologically advanced equipment. Winners can be seen on the show floor.
www.equiphotel.com