This year's Food and Beverage event, by Food and Hotel Asia, will be helped at the Singapore EXPO from the 25th to the 28th of April. The event will gather one of Asia’s most extensive line-ups of exhibitors from the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry from across the globe.
The trade show will be uniquely complemented by daily seminars, the Alternative Protein Asia Seminar Programme, and competitions to spotlight talents in the industry. Aiming to connect global F&B professionals, this event would bridge different stakeholders in the industry as they expand to new markets across the region.
FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 seeks to bring an even more exciting line-up, new feature zone, and new pavilions to the show and has received overwhelming interest from exhibitors. This year’s edition will showcase over 50 country pavilions and 1500 exhibitors from 70 countries. The event is also enthusiastic to welcome the China Pavilion, which will make its first return to Singapore since the pandemic. Spanning EXPO Halls 3 to 6, the massive trade event is expected to see more than 40,000 attendees to the exhibition and seminars.
“The response to this year's event has been overwhelming, despite occurring shortly after the 2022 edition, which was held in September and had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a testament to the FHA-Food & Beverage event's popularity and ability to draw people worldwide. We believe that this event will greatly contribute to the development of the food and beverage industry in Asia and will help create better business opportunities for everyone,” shared Ian Roberts, Vice President of Informa Markets Asia.
One of the main highlights of the trade event is the FHA Seminar which looks to create meaningful discussion on food trends, sustainability issues, and technology innovation to strategise mitigating problems existing in the Food and Beverage industry.
In a bid to further create an all-inclusive marketplace for the food and hospitality industry, attendees can look forward to presentations from industry representatives, eco-organisations, and research institutes on Asia’s ever-changing Halal food scene, sustainability initiatives to reduce food waste, and discussions on how agritech and aquaculture can be used to create a secure food future.
With alternative proteins emerging as an innovative solution to food security issues, the event seeks to spotlight it to Asian audiences through the Alternative Protein Asia (APA) feature area, where top industry innovation trends in the alternative protein sector will be showcased through the specialised exhibition zone.
Moreover, the event will have a Tasting Bar, where exhibitors will allow attendees to sample their alternative protein products. Additionally, the event will have a Start-up Village and an Alternative Protein Asia Seminar, where leading manufacturers, investors, and thought-leaders will share insights and updates on the current landscape, business strategies, and opportunities in Asia’s alternative protein sector to unlock a sustainable food future.
To recognise talents in the flourishing F&B industry, FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 will also involve two key competitions, including the inaugural FHA Beer Awards and the Young Talents Escoffier. The all-new FHA Beer Awards seeks to showcase the diversity and creativity of the brewing scene, recognising the efforts of brewers around the globe across ten categories, including IPA, Wheat, Experimental Beers and more.
Meanwhile, the Young Talents Escoffier seeks to recognise young culinary talents under 25 through competitions from 25 to 27 April 2023 in either the kitchen or service categories.
Through its exciting line-up of exhibitors, feature zones, seminars, and competitions, FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 seeks to serve as the vital business platform that enables the future of the food and beverage industry in Asia and beyond. An affair for various stakeholders in the vast and exuberant sector, the trade event endeavours to bring together the global food and hospitality community in multiple aspects while ensuring nobody gets left behind.