Comprising five specialised trade shows – FoodAsia, Bakery&Pastry, HotelAsia, HospitalityStyleAsia and Hospitality Technology – FHA2012 will span across nine halls at Singapore Expo, featuring 52 international pavilions and more than 2,600 exhibitors from 65 countries/regions, up from 2,400 in 2010.
More than 54,000 government and trade representatives from 90 countries/regions are expected to attend the event, which runs from April 17-20.
“Consumer affluence has been creeping into countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, and numerous states or provinces in China in the last few years, shifting the trend towards a desire for imported food and quality restaurants. That affluence has also created demand for better hotel services.”
“Wine & Sprits Asia, which broke off from FHA in the last edition and is now run independently alongside FHA, is seeing 20 per cent more exhibitors,” he added.
“Frankly, there are no alternative venues for FHA. Even if we were to combine spaces at Marina Bay Sands and Suntec (Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre), they would still not be able to support FHA.”