ETW Staff – Panaji
In a new milestone, Food Hospitality World (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 Food Hospitality World exposes a market like Goa to various business opportunities.”
The event also witnessed the launch of an exclusive coffee table book titled ‘Famous Flavours of Goa’ featuring Goan recipes by well known chefs in the industry. Dignitaries present during the book launch were Chef Sunit Sharma, Cidade de Goa; Chef Manjit Singh, executive chef, Holiday Inn Resort Goa; Chef Surajit Sarkar, senior sous chef, The O Resort & Spa, Goa; Chef K S Mahesh, executive chef, Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach; Chef Edia Cotta, Goan specialty chef at Spice Studio, Alila Diwa Goa; and Chef Farooq Baig, executive chef, The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino.
Spread across 3200 sq mtrs of space, the three-day show witnessed many panel discussions like the Power of Purchase on day one. The discussion was based on the ‘Changing face of hospitality procurement’. On the second day, Hospitality Think Tank themed ‘Evolution of Goa as a MICE Destination’ witnessed one of the key general managers, Pooja Patti, general manager, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Goa Candolim speaking about how MICE is the way forward for all the hotels in Goa. The Hospitality Knowledge Exchange, held on the concluding day, had general managers of leading resorts and villa owners of Goa discussing ‘Goa as a Resort Destination: The Business of Hoteliering’. The Culinary Challenge of Goa, co-hosted by the Culinary Forum of Goa, was held across all the three days.
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. Some of the exhibitors included: Nestle India, Pelican Farm and Dairy LLP, Dhanvantri Agro Foods, Blue Ocean Beverages, Beepee Enterprise, Charnock Equipments, Global Access Hospitality, Apex India and many more.
The FHW trade show is organised by Global Fairs & Media – a joint venture between Hannover Milano Fairs India and The Indian Express.