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Food & Hotel Thailand 2016 – GO! For Premium Business

Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT) 2016 is the 24th successful edition of the premium international trade exhibition for Food & Drink, Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes & Bakery, Kitchen & Foodservice Equipment, Hospitality Technology and Hospitality Supplies & Services taking place from Wed 7th to Sat 10th September 2016, at BITEC, Bangkok.

FHT2016 is bigger, better and includes more events than last year as Thailand’s food and hospitality industry continues to expand and grow. Offering more and more choices and standards of cuisines, hotels, restaurants and hospitality for both locals and foreigners to enjoy.
Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports reports international tourist arrivals to Thailand increased 12.05%, to reach 16.59 million from January to June this year compared to last year. The ministry is also targeting 33 million international tourist arrival this year generating THB 1.84 trillion in revenue. Last year, the country attracted 29.88 million international travelers and generated revenue of THB 1.44 trillion.

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is drafting the National Tourism Development Plan II that will become the country’s master plan for tourism due for approval by cabinet this October. The five-year plan (2017 to 2021) will focus on developing the country’s tourism prosperity and sustainability, creating quality leisure destinations, generating revenue for local economies and developing tourist attractions, products and services linked to the Thainess concept. Safety and security are also key elements that will be included in the plan.

Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT) 2016 is the leading premium international trade event for Thailand and the regions expanding food and hospitality industries. FHT has a high-quality and proven track record over 23 years of presenting new products, ideas and solutions from the world’s best companies at the show. FHT is an annual “Must-Visit” event for all industry professionals.

FHT2016 will present over 350 participants from 23 countries, International Pavilions from Denmark, Korea, Japan and Taiwan and the industry’s leading events.
New highlights of FHT2016 include:
  • New Product Launches with 22 Global Launches, 12 ASEAN Launches and 38 Thailand Launches.
  • New Danish Pavilion. First-time in Thailand.
  • New Best Sommelier in French & Thai Wines Competition 2016.
  • Final preparation lunches from the Thailand Chef Academy before they Go For Gold in the IKA World Chef Olympics in Germany.
  • ASEAN Bartender Championship 2016 returns to Thailand.
  • Wine Seminars in French, Italian and Spanish Wines.
  • New Thai Spa Operators Association Seminar.
  • Amazing Thai Taste Display.

“It’s essential for good food and hospitality business to find new products, pick-up new ideas, develop your staff, their skills and experience so your business can improve and serve your customers better. FHT2016 is ready to deliver the latest products and freshest ideas to support our exciting industry to grow and compete to the very highest international standards.” Said Mr. Justin Pau, General Manager, Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES) Ltd.

FHT2016 line-up of premium exhibitors include Athena, Bayer Thai, Boonrawd, Cafes Richard, Cambro, Catunambu, Clement Design, Conti, Convotherm, CP Meiji, Daisho, Darling, Electrolux, Ehrmann, Eurochef, Food Gallery, Font d’or, Gebruder Hepp, Granarolo, Guy Degrenne, Hafele, Hobart, Image Laundry Systems, Italasia Electro, Jaspal Home, Kannegiesser, Kenwood, Kitchen Aid, Lamb Weston, Lavazza, Manitowoc, Marukome, Maruzen, Nemox, Panasonic, Panomrung, Patra Porcelain, Peerapat, Premier's Tea, Rational, Royal Porcelain, Sanyo S.M.I. (Thailand), Segafredo Zanetti, Silikal, Silikomart, Springmate, Stölzle Glasgruppe, Surapon Foods, US Meat Export Federation, Victorinox, Winterhalter and many many more.
FHT2016 works together with the leading industry associations to present leading industry events including; Thailand’s 18th Hospitality Industry Congress by the Thai Hotels Association (THA), Thailand’s 22nd International Culinary Cup (TICC) by Thailand Chefs Association (TCA), Thai Restaurant Association Seminar, 3rd National Thailand Latte Art Championship 2016, ASEAN Bartenders Championship 2016, 12th FBAT International Wine Challenge, Wine Seminars, Best Sommelier in French and Thai Wines Competition  2016, Executive Housekeeper Association Workshop and Seminar, Hotels & Building Chief Engineering’s Club Seminar, MSC Thai Culinary School Seminar and Dusit Thani College Seminars.

“With all our exhibitors and events FHT is the place for premium business and education, and we are ready to deliver a fantastic show.” Added Mr. Pau

Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT) 2016 will take place Wed 7th to Sat 10th September 2016 at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Halls 103 to 105. Opening hours are from 10am to 6pm every day.
Food & Hotel Thailand (FHT) 2016 is held together with Thai-UK 2016 this year, an international exhibition to celebrate Thai-UK partnership and business. The event celebrates over 400 years of successful Thai-UK partnership and the British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT) 70th anniversary. Thai-UK 2016 will showcase the Best of British business in Thailand. The event is co-organised by BCCT and Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES) and will take place Wed 7th to Sat 10th September at BITEC, Bangkok, www.thai-uk2016.com. Opening hours are from 10am to 6pm every day.