HOTELEX Shanghai Welcomes Nearly 160,000 Visitors

HOTELEX Shanghai 2019 wrapped up four busy—and crowded—days at the Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 4.

The show, now in its 28th year, included 2,567 domestic and overseas exhibitors from Italy, Spain, the United States, Germany, Japan, and other countries displaying catering equipment, tableware, supplies, and food products across 230,000 m² of exhibiting space.

trade show crowd

During its four days, 159,267 professional buyers, distributors and agents visited the exhibition, an increase of nearly 9% over the same period of last year. Visitors were from 123 countries and regions around the world, including 7,502 overseas visitors, a 46% jump from 2018.

Seven professional forums spotlighting operation strategies and 19 industry events and performances were held during HOTELEX, along with a series of competitions spanning everything from coffee roasting and brewing championships, to the title of “Shanghai Pizza master.”

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