HORECA Lebanon’s 26th edition is officially announced
Under the patronage and in the presence of the Lebanese Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mr. Avedis Guidanian, Hospitality Services held a press conference on 1 March 2019 at Eau de Vie, Phoenicia Hotel Beirut, to launch the 26th edition of HORECA Lebanon, the region’s premier hospitality and foodservice event, which takes place at Seaside Arena from 2-5 April 2019.
During the conference, H.E. Mr. Guidanian gave a speech addressing the guests. Other speeches were delivered by the Organizer and the presidents of the syndicates and associations: Joumana Dammous Salame managing director of Hospitality Services; Zafer Chaoui, president of the Union Vinicole du Liban; Ahmad Hoteit president of the Syndicate of Lebanese Food Industries; Pierre Achkar, president of the Syndicate of Hotels Owners; Maya Bekhaazi Noun, treasurer of the Syndicate of Owners of Restaurants, Cafes, Nightclubs and Pastries in Lebanon; Yehya Kassa, president of the Lebanese Franchise Association and Fady Gemayel, president of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists.
“For a Better Industry,” the 2019 theme, aims to highlight the importance of various activities to improving the overall state of the hospitality and foodservice industries in Lebanon, such as waste management strategies, supporting local producers and promoting entrepreneurship.
It is anticipated that 18,000 professionals will visit HORECA to explore the 10,000 sqm of exhibition space where they can discover the latest products and services from more than 300 local and international exhibitors representing countries including Australia, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Poland, Turkey, UAE and USA.
From live cooking challenges to forums and roundtable discussions, HORECA Lebanon boasts an action-packed program of over 20 daily events and competitions. More than 70 international experts and guest chefs will attend the four-day trade exhibition in order to share their know-how and judge a variety of exciting competitions.
“We are proud to offer trade professionals a valuable platform where they can network and do business. HORECA is gateway for companies to showcase their latest innovations and ultimately promote all the exciting developments shaping the hospitality and foodservice industries in the region,” said Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services, the event organizer.
The official opening of the 26th edition of HORECA Lebanon will take place at Seaside Arena on 2 April 2019 at 12:30 pm at Seaside Pavilion.