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HOTELEX Shanghai 2016: NEW PEAKS and a NEW START

By June 19, 2016No Comments

NE_Article3_1The 25th Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Supply Expo (HOTELEX Shanghai 2016) featured 15 themed sectors i.e. Catering Equipment, Tableware, Textile, Appliance Amenities, IT & Security, Fitness & Leisure, Food & Beverage, Coffee & Tea, Baker y & Ice cream, Wine & Spirits, Hotel Design, Hotel Building, Hotel Engineering, Hotel Furniture and Hotel Cleaning aimed to provide a onestop procurement platform for the hospitality and catering industry. Over 50 countries and regional exhibitors were gathered on-site; coming from Italy, Spain, USA, Germany, Japan, HK, Macau and Taiwan and many more to total 2,500 industry’s leading brands and representative exhibitors. A total of 126,020 professional visitors attended the exhibition, a 30% increase compared to last year. They came from 116 countries including Industry Associations’ VIPS and Domestic & Overseas Professional Trade Delegations.

The Central Kitchen premium hall was highly popular for its domestic & overseas’ catering equipment featuring cutting-edge technologies to lead new concepts of central kitchens. Every competition and forum was fully attended while exhibition salons showed competent standards that successfully engaged interaction from visitors.

Six world-class coffee championships co-organized by WCE debuted in the exhibition comprising latte art, roasting, cup tasting, brewers cup, barista and coffee in good spirits. The Four World-Class Finals (Latte Ar t, Coffee Roasting, Cup Tasting and Coffee in Good Spirits) gathered the best baristas from all over the world to showcase their knowledge and skills. HOTELEX Shanghai pushed the Chinese coffee championship and coffee industry to new heights.

Apart from the six coffee championships, there was the Shanghai Pizza Master Competition, Parma World Pizza Championship-China Selective Division, the Four th Shanghai Gelato Championship, “Jinghong Cup”Star Hotel Table Ar t Display Competition, HOTELEX “The Rising Star”Chef Final, The Third “Wanrun Cup”Hotel Room Technical Skill Championship, “King Flower”The 3rd Shanghai Fashion Drinks Final Contest, 5th China Master Bar tender Competition, HOTELEX Hotel Uniform Show and IPA Matchmaking Meeting.

NE_Article3_3The “Mirror Award”recognised companies in categories such as “TOP 10 Best Hotel Equipment Supplier”,”Top 10 Best Catering Supplier”, “Top 10 Best Product Design Innovation Award”, ”Mirror Special Contribution Award”, “ 2016 Mirror Gold Award”, “2016 Outstanding Contribution of China’s Hotel Design Award”among many other awards.

The professional forums included Commercial Franchise Business Development Forum, IPA Match-making Meeting,Hotel Rise of New Forces, Central Kitchen Construction and Development Forum, Alibaba Special Forum, 1st China International Specialty Green Coffee Auction, Shanghai Architecture and Interior Design Week, Hotel Plus Hotel Mockup Room Show.

Over 25 years, HOTELEX has grown from one to four shows. With resources from our Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou and Beijing series, geographically we will support each and share the resources to pursue the better interest for our exhibitors.