Saudi Food opens with 400 exhibition booths
Jeddah, April 14, 2014
The Saudi Food, Hotel & Hospitality Arabia Fair 2014 opened yesterday (April 13) in Jeddah with the participation of more than 400 local and international exhibition booths.
The event 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.
Saudi Arabia’s 19th international event for food, beverages and catering, hotel equipment, supplies and services will run until April 16 at the Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
The show features 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 Hassan bin Obaid Sangoof.
“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), said 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). – TradeArabia News Service