Returning to Beirut from April 2-5, 2019, HORECA Lebanon promises the hospitality and foodservice industries four exciting days at Seaside Arena. We take a look at what’s in store
HORECA Lebanon has become an essential destination for firms looking to explore new markets, pursue lucrative business opportunities and stay one step ahead of the latest innovations and trends in the hospitality and foodservice industries. Indeed, the exhibition is nothing short of a who’s who in the industry. More than 18,000 visitors, including owners of the leading hotels, top level management, key decision-makers and professionals from across the Middle East, will attend the show to leverage its networking potential. A host of sessions, many of which are taking place at the Annual Hospitality Forum, will provide a platform for valuable business interchange.
“The edition will be our 26th and we are delighted that more than 350 exhibitors will be with us,” said Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services, the event organizer. “Our slogan for this year is ‘For a Better Industry’ as this sums up our goal; to be a business meeting place where we can really drive the hospitality and foodservice sectors in Lebanon forward.”
Over 60 international experts from the world of food, drink and hospitality will attend the show to conduct demonstrations and judge a number of competitions. Apart from the established events, namely the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, Junior Chef Competition, Atelier Gourmand, Lebanese Bartenders Competition, Lebanese Barista Competition, Art of Service Competition, Bed Making Competition, the Wine Lab and the Annual Hospitality Forum, there will be a number of new highlights including the Mocktail Competition and the Latte Art Competition. In addition, HORECA Lebanon will host two special events to showcase Lebanese flavors: Al Matbakh, where well-known Lebanese and international chefs will put their talents on display in a variety of cooking workshops to honor local food heritage, and the Arak Lab, giving the opportunity to local arak experts to share their expertise.