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FOOD & HOTEL MYANMAR 2016: the NEXT MARKET to watch

In Events & Tradeshows, News, Vol. 16

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A country that has long intrigued travelers, Myanmar’s popularity has risen in recent years since its military rule ceased. And now the world wants to flock to it. Any rising economy will definitely include the food & beverage industry. What an opportune time it is to hold Food & Hotel Myanmar! From June 1st- 3rd, the show took place for the 3rd time and registered a healthy growth in trade visitors by 13.5%. The show was a sold-out one where 248 exhibitors from 27 countries, international pavilions from Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey with many exhibitors and pavilions showcasing their products and services to businesses and entrepreneurs keen to enter this market.

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Anchalee Kittiaram, Sr. Business Development Manager, The Cool Company Limited, Thailand affirms, “we want to open our business in Myanmar and this year we bring our products to show and most of them are sold out at the show. We are very satisfied with Food & Hotel Myanmar.”And echoed by Sabrina Yin, ASEAN Director, US Meat Export Federation saying “we had a successful 3 days at Food and Hotel Myanmar and strongly believe this is the right show for us in this exciting market.”The 5,500 sqm hall not only hosted pavilions and booths but was also a platform to showcase creativity and technique through various events. 450 chefs competed in the 3rd Myanmar Culinary Ar ts Competition while other events included 3rd Myanmar National Barista Championship, 1st Myanmar Latte Ar t Championship, SCAE Introduction to Coffee & Barista Skills, Gelato Masterclasses, EAT.Myanmar Traditional Myanmar Cuisine Presentation. There was also a FoSTAM Food Safety Seminar and 1st Myanmar National Food Science Quiz Bowl.

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Food & Hotel Myanmar was supported by Ministr y of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar Hotel Association, Myanmar Restaurant Association, Myanmar Chefs Association, Myanmar Retailers Association, Barista Association of Myanmar, Myanmar Coffee Association, EAT.Myanmar Association for Ethnic Foods, World Association of Chefs Societies, World Chefs without Boarders, Myanmar Food Processors & Exporters Association and Food Science & Technology Association Myanmar – all parties aspiring to grow and develop the country and its people through education, new skills training and business opportunities in the hospitality industry.

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Food & Hotel Myanmar 2017 will return on 7th to 9th June 2017 at Myanmar Event Park (MEP). For more information, visit www.foodandhotelmyanmar.com

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Eileen ChanFOOD & HOTEL MYANMAR 2016: the NEXT MARKET to watch