The eighth edition of HORECA Kuwait, the country’s premier hospitality and food event, wrapped up in style on January 16. Attracting over 7,000 local and international visitors, here’s what took place during the prestigious show
Organized by Leader’s Group for Consulting and Development, HORECA Kuwait marked its biggest and brightest edition to date at Kuwait International Fair from January 14-16. More than 100 exhibitors were present to showcase their latest products and services.
Addressing the audience during the opening ceremony, HE Mariam Al Aqeel, Minister of State for Economic Affairs, said: “[HORECA] serves as an interactive platform for many sectors, such as hospitality, food industries, as well as hotels, restaurants and resorts supplies.” She added, “The importance of sponsoring such exhibitions, which are focused on small and medium enterprises, is part of our continuous endeavor to realize the pillars of the development plan and in particular the pillar of a diverse and sustainable economy.”
A number of exciting events formed part of HORECA’s program. At the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, more than 300 chefs showed off their skills to a jury of international experts. The Sheraton Kuwait and the Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Al Thuraya City received golden awards for achieving the highest number of gold medals. Other competitions included the Bed Making and the Barista Competition.
“Kuwait’s unique position, and its leading presence in the region, will grow because we believe in the increasing role of the hospitality and tourism sectors,” said Nabila Mubarak Al Anjari, GM of Leader’s Group for Consulting and Development.
Elsewhere, the Hospitality Forum invited top industry experts from across the region for debates tackling hot topics including the rise of homegrown food and beverage concepts in Kuwait and the healthy food trend.
“We are thrilled by what we’ve accomplished and we are already planning a massive HORECA in 2020,” said Mohamed Najia, executive director of Leader’s Group for Consulting and Development.