HORECA Kuwait, the annual hospitality and foodservice event, ended on March 8, 2023, with great feedback from guests and exhibitors.
The three-day trade show attracted over 5,000 visitors from Kuwait and the entire Arab region to explore a wide variety of products and services, as well as attend talks and watch live competitions. In total, more than 100 exhibitors and over 20 international guests were present.
Kuwait is, today, firmly on the hospitality and foodservice map and a top business meeting place for professionals. Indeed, HORECA Kuwait’s 11th edition was rich in new products and innovations, spotlighting opportunities for business owners, suppliers, buyers and distributors.
HORECA Kuwait hosted HORECA TALKS, a series of conferences aimed at tackling a variety of hot topics in hospitality and F&B. Organized in collaboration with Hodema consulting services and Hospitality News Middle East, the program of talks comprised: “Hoteliers’ debate: what to expect from Kuwait’s hospitality sector in 2023”; “Serving up hot trends and the latest F&B concepts in Kuwait”; “Food tech and beyond: what’s cooking in Kuwait?”; and “The great hospitality race: franchising versus homegrown brands in Kuwait.” In addition, three competitions were held, namely the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, the Barista Competition and the Bed Making Competition.
Nabila Al Anjari, general manager of Leaders Group, said that HORECA Kuwait has always championed hospitality and F&B in Kuwait, and remains a key platform for professionals to network and do business.
Similarly, Joumana Dammous-Salamé, managing director of Hospitality Services and co-organizer of HORECA Kuwait, expressed her joy and pride in seeing the event grow over the years. She pointed out that HORECA would always be a place for professionals to meet, do business, explore and create exceptional memories.
Mohamad Najia, executive director of Leaders Group for Consulting and Development, co-organizer of HORECA Kuwait, highlighted the importance of the exhibition for Kuwait’s hospitality and foodservice market. He added: “The exhibition has been really successful over the years. The first edition gathered together 25 participants. Today, 11 years later, that number has grown to almost 80 companies, which means that the hospitality and foodservice industries are buoyant in Kuwait”.
HORECA Kuwait returns to Kuwait International Fair from January 15-17, 2024.