- Mr. Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth announced the Hotel Industry Transformation Map (ITM) 2025during the opening ceremony today.
- The four-day event features over 800 exhibitors from over 30 countries/regions with an expected 25,000 trade visitors
FHA-HoReCa, Asia’s leading food service, and hospitality event open to an expected 25,000 international and local trade visitors who are delighted to be back in the physical tradeshow after four years of hiatus. The four-day event was graced by a host of dignitaries including Guest of Honor – Mr. Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth; Mr. Yap Chin Siang, Deputy Chief Executive, Singapore Tourism Board; and Ms. Angeline Chan, Director of Food Services, Enterprise Singapore during the opening ceremony earlier today.
Mr. Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Trade and Industry & Culture announced the Hotel Industry Transformation Map (ITM) 2025, the refreshed roadmap to support business transformation, capture growth opportunities and ensure hotels in Singapore remain competitive through four key strategies which include: capturing demand with fresh hotel concepts, driving sustainability as a core strategy, gearing up for the next phase of innovation with impact technology solutions, and future-proofing the workforce. Through the Hotel ITM 2025, Singapore expects the hotel industry to have a real Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.9% by 2025. The full speech is available in the press kit.
What to Expect at FHA-HoReCa
FHA-HoReCa 2022 runs from 25 – 28 October and is Asia’s most comprehensive international trade show which covers five key segments – Hospitality Technology; Foodservice & Hospitality Equipment; Hospitality Style; Bakery, Pastry & Gelato, and Speciality Coffee &
Tea in a single platform. There will be over 800+ exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions, including international pavilions from China, Italy, France, Germany, and Spain.
This year, there’s a brand-new experience zone: Hospitality 4.0 which will feature a series of
- Hospitality Start-Up Village – A showcase that shines the spotlight on new capabilities powered by technology for front-of-house (restaurant 4.0), hotel (hotel 4.0), and back-of-house operations (kitchen 4.0)
- Hotel Innovation Challenge Asia (HICA) – Featuring eight hospitality solutions addressing the industry’s pertinent challenges, shortlisted from over 100 submissions
- Four-day conference program with over 50 international thought leaders discussing the future of hospitality
Notable speakers at Hospitality 4.0 situated in Hall 2 will include – Ahmed Disokey, Group Vice President, IT, AccorInvest; Marcel NA Holman, Vice President, Hotel Operations, Pan Pacific Hotels Group; Kwee Wei-Lin, President, Singapore Hotel Association (SHA); Ian Wilson, Regional Head of Hospitality, The Line (NEOM); and Nicholas Cocks, Founder & Director, Velocity Ventures and more.
Key exhibitors from the five segments include:
Segments Key Exhibitors
Specialty Coffee &Tea Cimbali, Simonelli, La Marzocco
Bakery, Pastry & Gelato Carpigiani, Rondo, Irca
Foodservice & Hospitality Equipment Ali Group, The Middleby, Henny Penny
Hospitality Style Narumi, Sambonet, Victorinox
Hospitality Technology Givex, AZ Digital, Bear Robotics
Exciting Competitions throughout FHA-HoReCa
In association with the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WorldChefs), supported by the Singapore Chefs’ Association (SCA) and regional chefs’ associations, the FHA Culinary Challenge (FCC) is the arena for culinary talents from around the world to display their
gastronomic skills and be accredited by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges recognised by WorldChefs.
FCC – Patisserie Categories will feature Practical Cake Decoration alongside other dessert and pastry activities. Notable judges from this year’s panel to name: Chef Kenny Kong, Executive Pastry Chef of Resorts World Sentosa; Chef Cherry Le Thi Kiều Oanh, President of Vietnam
Pastry Alliance and the only female judge on the panel; Chef Gottfried Schuetzenberger, Executive Pastry Chef of Grand Hyatt Singapore; and Chef Gary Lim, President of Singapore Pastry Alliance.
Other competitions on the agenda that aim to enrich the expo experience range from pastry to dessert and coffee:
Asian Gelato Cup (AGC) Biennial event supported by the Singapore Pastry Alliance, Gelato e Cultura S.r.l., and Italian Exhibition Group Expo S.p.a. – Seeks to heighten the tradition of artisan gelato regionally by developing the professional skills of the gelato, dessert, and pastry chefs in the region – Top performing teams will represent Asia in the prestigious Gelato World Cup 2024, held in Rimini, Italy.
Asian Pastry Cup Chefs will compete and exhibit their dessert-making skills, presenting the most ambitious and complex works of pastry art.
– Aims to build an ever-growing community of chefs dedicated to moving the culinary profession forward. – Top 3 performing teams of Asian Pastry Cup will represent Asia in Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie (Pastry World Cup) 2023 in Lyon, France.
ASEAN Barista Team Championship Designed to reproduce the pressure of what happens behind espresso bars around the world – Baristas must work as a team to deliver three things that matter to coffee customers; fast service and excellent presentation whilst maintaining quality and accuracy.