The 27th edition of Food Hospitality World (FHW) exhibition will be held on January 21-23, 2016 at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai. This year at FHW, Turkey will be having the largest pavilion wherein 12-15 companies will be participating. It will also be the largest showcase by any international country so far. Moreover, around 200 exhibitors are expected to participate at this upcoming edition of FHW Mumbai. The FHW trade show has exhibitors from different segments of the food and hospitality industry like F&B, interiors, kitchen equipment, housekeeping, bakery and others, and aims at providing solutions to various industry-related problems.
Few of the exhibitors already registered for the exhibition include Samarth Cookware, Vsilover Hotel Wares, AV&T Hospitality Solutions, Sun Mark, The Coffee Co, Venus, Gilly, Raunak Kitchen Equipment, Shree Manek, Alliance Laundry System, King Metal Works, Chheda Industries, SAPPE, Cello, Wilmax England, Bharat Fine Bone China, Eurotech, Aura tableware, Avon Professional cookware, Anantam and many more. In the F&B category, companies related to confectionery, biscuits, energy bars, cheese and cheese products, fruit juices, Japanese sake and noodles, pasta, rice, bread and bakery, gravy and mixes, jams, ready to eat, wine, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc. will be participating at the exhibition. So far the exhibition has received confirmations from Turkey (country pavilion), Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Tunisia, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and Canada.
Prior to this exhibition, in a new milestone, FHW opened its doors for the first time in Goa. The 26th edition of FHW exhibition was held at Dayanand B Bandodkar Ground, Campal, Panaji from September 29-October 1, 2015. The three day exhibition was inaugurated by Chef Hemant Oberoi, consultant, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL).
Speaking about the exhibition, Chef Oberoi said, “This exhibition is a good platform for the hospitality industry. I met a lot of suppliers, some of whom I already know. Exhibitions like FHW exposes a market like Goa to various business opportunities.” Another visitor at the exhibition, Chef Manjit Singh, executive chef, Holiday Inn Resort Goa opined, “I came across several latest hospitality products at the FHW Goa exhibition ranging from sauces to decorative products. The hospitality industry will definitely look forward to this event in the future especially the budget hotels.”
The FHW Goa event was spread across 3200 sq metres of space and the three-day show witnessed many panel discussions. According to Geeta Wadhwa, proprietor, Aura Essentials, FHW Goa was a very well-organised exhibition, which picked up considerably on the second day. She added, “We also received many enquiries.” Echoing a similar sentiment, Dipesh Chodankar of Bacardi India said, “The exhibition was good. We were first time participants at FHW and we got a reasonably good response.”
“The FHW exhibitions at Mumbai and Bengaluru are very good. The response has been quite encouraging in the Goa market as well considering that the exhibition made its maiden entry here,” added Aman Gupta of Beepee Enterprise. While Melvin Joy, regional sales manager (south), Hoffmann Bewirtung India stated, “The second day showed considerable progress in terms of potential customers as compared to the first day. The turnout was good.”
“It was a great pleasure visiting the exhibition. It was well-organised, well-coordinated, informative and offered great exposure to various vendors,” mentioned Sunil Warkhandkar, materials manager, Cidade De Goa. The FHW trade show is organised by Global Fairs & Media – a joint venture between Hannover Milano Fairs India and The Indian Express.