HORECA KUWAIT PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES
Held at Kuwait International Fairground from January 15-17, 2024, the 12th edition of HORECA Kuwait welcomed 7,000 visitors. We share just a few of the highlights from the hospitality and foodservice trade show.
Bringing together industry professionals to network, do business and discover the latest hospitality and foodservice products and services, HORECA Kuwait triumphed in making a massive impact, with over 100 local and international companies taking part.
The exhibition included various competitions, including the Hospitality Salon Culinaire, where over 200 chefs participated in live cooking and display contests. The jury comprised 15 international judges.
HORECA Kuwait also hosted the Barista Competition and the Bed Making competitions, which tested the skills of baristas and housekeeping staff from the leading establishments and hotels across Kuwait.
Elsewhere, HORECA Talks, organized by Hospitality News Middle East, Leader’s Group and Hodema Consulting Services, tackled hot industry topics, namely trends and projections for Kuwait’s hotel scene, the future of food tech and the latest trends in Kuwait’s F&B sector, among others.
Nabila Al-Anjari, general manager of Leader’s Group, t he event organizer, said: “Our priority has always been to encourage professionals to exchange ideas and learn from one another, as we seek to nurture Kuwait’s hospitality and foodservice industries.
HORECA Kuwait offers all stakeholders that opportunity.” In an exclusive interview with Hospitality News Middle East, HORECA Kuwait guest of honor Guillaume Gomez, the personal representative of the President of the French Republic for Food and Gastronomy, said that although he had not visited Kuwait previously, he was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of restaurants and dining options.
“For over a decade, HORECA Kuwait has supported the evolution of Kuwait’s hospitality and F&B landscape, encouraging companies to actively engage with buyers and top decision makers,” said Mohamad Najia, executive director of Leader’s Group.
Joumana Dammous-Salame, managing director of Hospitality Services and HORECA brand owner, said: “HORECA Kuwait is always successful in gathering together leaders, entrepreneurs, restaurateurs and other industry professionals. The fact that exhibitors return year after year is proof that the exhibition is a valuable platform and an
important meeting place.”
The 13th edition of HORECA Kuwait will take place from January 27-29, 2025