Under the patronage of Lebanese Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mr. Avedis Guidanian, Hospitality Services celebrated the official opening of the 26th edition of HORECA LEBANON, the annual meeting place for the hospitality and foodservice industries, on April 2nd, 2019, at Beirut’s Seaside Arena. The ceremony was attended by: H.E. Mr. Avedis Guidanian; Lebanese Minister of Economy and Trade, H.E. Mr. Mansour Bteich; Lebanese Minister of Post & Telecommunication, H.E. Mr. Mohamad Choucair, presidents of associations and syndicates; prominent figures in the hospitality and foodservice industries as well as media representatives.
“For a better industry” is HORECA LEBANON’s theme for this year, which defines the objective of the event: to be a regional business meeting place where the future of the hospitality and foodservice sectors in Lebanon and the Middle East can be shaped.
The event is set to welcome 18,000 industry professionals and more than 300 local and international exhibitors from Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, KSA, Kuwait, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, UAE and USA. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore over 2,500 brands during the four-day event.
“We will be celebrating our biggest edition to date this year, with more than 100 events taking place over four days,” says Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services, the event organizer.
Over 70 international experts from the world of food, drink and hospitality will attend the 2019 show to conduct demonstrations and judge a number of competitions such as the renowned Hospitality Salon Culinaire, the Junior Chef Competition, the Art of Service Competition, Coupe du monde de la patisserie, the Lebanese Bartenders Competition , Mocktail Competition, , the Lebanese Barista Competition, Latter Art Competition, Atelier Gourmand, Al Matbakh, Wine Lab, Arak Lab, Annual Hospitality Forum, National olive oil contest and the Bed Making Competition.
HORECA LEBANON | 2 to 5 April | 3 to 10 pm | Seaside Arena | horecashow.com