Inaugural FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 opens in Phuket

Inaugural FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 opens in Phuket
Showcase Phuket’s potential as a leading hospitality and food industry hub in southern
Thailand from 19 – 22 November at Royal Phuket Marina

Official Opening of FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 at Royal Phuket Marina. Pictured from left:  Mrs. Anoma Wongyai, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; Mr. Jaran Sangsan, Secretary, Phuket Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Surachai Chaiwat, President,  Phuket Chamber of Commerce;  Mr. Thavorn Jirapattanasophon, Deputy Mayor of Phuket City; Mr. Phuriphan Boonnak, Director of Domestic Marketing Promotion Division, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB);  Mr. Phusit Sasitaranondha;  Managing Director, Expolink Global Network Ltd., organisers of FOOD and HOTELEX.

Official Opening of FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 at Royal Phuket Marina. Pictured from left: Mrs. Anoma Wongyai, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; Mr. Jaran Sangsan, Secretary, Phuket Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Surachai Chaiwat, President, Phuket Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Thavorn Jirapattanasophon, Deputy Mayor of Phuket City; Mr. Phuriphan Boonnak, Director of Domestic Marketing Promotion Division, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); Mr. Phusit Sasitaranondha; Managing Director, Expolink Global Network Ltd., organisers of FOOD and HOTELEX.

PHUKET, Thailand – Leading trade fair and event organizer, Expolink Global Network Ltd., will host FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 in Phuket for the first time at Royal Phuket Marina from 19 – 22 November. With strong support from the Government and Private sector, representatives from Phuket Province, Phuket City, the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the National Food Institute (NFI), Thailand Chefs Association and the Institute of Vocational Education Southern Region 2 came together with organizers Expolink Global Network at the Opening Ceremony to officially open the inaugural event.

Mr. Phusit Sasitaranondha, Managing Director of Expolink Global Network Ltd, organisers of FOOD and HOTELEX 2015, commented that “With such strong support, we’re very proud to organise this event in Phuket. FOOD and HOTELEX will showcase Phuket’s hospitality and food industry with the aim to support Phuket to become a hub of the hospitality and food industry in the region. FOOD and HOTELEX is created under the concept “Your world class destination for Food and Hospitality industry” and will help to distribute goods from the region around the world through business and connections made at the Show. We expect more than 3,000 visitors and to generate THB120 million in business for the industry.”

More than 50 leading companies from Thailand’s hospitality and food industry will be exhibiting at FOOD and HOTELEX which takes place 19 – 22 November at the Exhibition Hall at Royal Phuket Marina and opens 11:00 – 20:00 daily. Entry is free.

Highlights of the show include:

The Night of Wines
A networking event where local businesses can meet with leading suppliers to develop new business opportunities.
Dates: 19 – 21 November, 17:00 – 20:00 daily.

Thailand Junior Chef Championship
To promote and recognize the skills and professionalism of young chefs in Thailand, this multi-category competition welcomes more than 100 chefs competing.
Dates: 19 – 22 November, 10:00 – 17:00 daily.

FOOD and HOTELEX 2015 is organized by Expolink Global Network Ltd. and is supported by government and private sectors, including support from Phuket Province, Phuket City, the Phuket Chamber of Commerce, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the National Food Institute (NFI), Thailand Chefs Association, Siam Makro (Public) Co. Ltd., Smile Equipment Co. Ltd., NTS Mart Co. Ltd, Sea Value Group and Class Act Media.

For more information, visit www.foodandhotelex.com.

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