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Shanghai’s Really BIG Show

Hotelex just gets bigger and bigger every year. Part of a larger exhibition, Hotelex + Design & Deco (dubbed HDD) had its 24th annual run March 30-April 2 covering 15 themed sectors from equipment and supplies to hotel design and engineering to food and beverages at the Shanghai New Int’l. Expo Centre. It attracted 96,508 professional visitors and exhibitors from more than 50 countries.

For the third consecutive year, Foodservice Equipment Reports and the Foodservice Consultants Society Int’l.-Asia Pacific Division, in cooperation with show organizer Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo, co-sponsored and ran an educational forum, “Foodservice In The 21st Century,” April 1 during the show. The program attracted more than 250 attendees to hear presentations simultaneously translated into English and Mandarin. 

Among the program’s featured speakers was Bob O’Brien, Senior V.P.-Global Foodservice for The NPD Group. O’Brien detailed recent foodservice and consumer trends in China and other major foodservice markets around the world. FER Publisher Robin Ashton presented an overview of the magazine’s 2015 equipment and supplies market forecast.

Four FCSI members—Francois Tesnière, Founder and Director of 3bornes Architectes and FCG; Tony Wang, Founder and Director of Design for Beijing-based Jun Chao Kitchen Design and Consulting; and Anton Lee and Lenny Condenzio, Partners in Ricca Design Studios—discussed foodservice facilities’ design trends in China and sustainability issues in commercial kitchen design. 

Sponsors of the forum were Alto-Shaam, Greenfield World Trade, Halton, Precor and T&S Brass and Bronze Works.

Hotelex is scheduled for March 29-April 1, 2016, again at the SNIEC. Information about next year’s show can be found at


Greenfield Caption:

Greenfield World Trade’s V.P.-Asia Vivian Yan (l.) took <i>FER</i>’s Publisher’s Assistant Emma Ashton through the company’s booth at Hotelex. <i></i>


Franke Foodservice Caption:

Franke Foodservice Systems’ Technical Support Manager Zippy Ren showed us the company’s new Easi-Serv transport system. Franke acquired the Canadian company last fall. <i></i>


Kingdom Caption:

Kunshan Kingport Refrigeration is one of the largest full-line refrigeration manufacturers in China. Among its product offerings, marketed under the Kingdom brand, are some remarkable display cases. <i></i>


Hongsheng Caption

Ornate Lazy Susan tables are an essential part of many Chinese restaurants and Foshan-based furniture maker Hongsheng is one of the most prominent suppliers. <i></i>


Prince Castle Caption:

It was a power lineup at the Prince Castle exhibit. Daniel Du (l.), who runs the company’s operation in XXX, hosted Nishant Kulkarni, Managing Director of the Cornelius Technology Centre India, and Craig Heetland, President-Asia Pacific for Cornelius/Marmon Group, based in Singapore. <i>;</i>


Tiger Glass Caption:


Shanghai-based distributor Action Catering Equipment Services was showing the new Clickman modular buffet system from Tiger Glass. Tiger Glass is based in Thessaloniki, Greece. <i> <i/>

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