The Saudi food, hotel & hospitality Arabia Fair 2014 was inaugurated by the Director General for Agriculture Affairs of Makkah Al Mukarramah Region Hassan bin Obaid Sangoof, in the presence of Arab and International Consul Generals and dignitaries, highlighting the importance and stature of the Saudi Arabia’s biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show.
Saudi Arabia’s 19th International Event for Food, Beverages and Catering, Hotel Equipment, Supplies and Services welcomed a large number of visitors from around the region on its opening day at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events. With the participation of more than 400 exhibition booths from Bangladesh, Bahrain, China, Cyprus, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Turkey, USA and other local Saudi companies.
“Food industry has grown tremendously,” said Eng. Hassan bin Obaid Sangoof, as he inaugurated this year’s show accompanied by diplomats, dignitaries, businessmen and experts from the food and hospitality sector. He added, “More events like the Saudi food, hotel & hospitality Arabia exhibition should take place in various parts of Saudi Arabia because exhibitions like these help us grow our economy and benefitting both the tourism and business sectors in Saudi Arabia.”
Zahoor Siddique, Vice President of Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) the exhibition aims at being the right channel allowing both, vendors / suppliers and hospitality professionals to come together to tap mutually beneficial business opportunities. The highly specialised exhibition is also playing host to open cooking championship & art de table competition, a contest of skill, finesse and presentation from the region’s most talented chefs. A number of chefs from various leading hotels and hotel management institutes are competing at this year’s contest; they will be awarded for their endeavors on the last day of the trade show.
The competition is sponsored and co- organized by Nestle, Saudi Arabian Chefs Table Circle and World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). The exhibition will run until Wednesday April 16 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
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