About Us

Hospitality Services is an event management and publishing company. It was founded in 1993 by father-daughter duo Nouhad and Joumana Dammous.

The firm organizes trade shows, exhibitions, forums and virtual events that stand at the heart of the region’s food, hospitality and tourism industries. Furthermore, the company has sound expertise in creating tailor-made events for its clients, providing a comprehensive service, from event design to production and logistics.

“By understanding the needs of our clients and what is happening in the market, we seek to serve our industry unique experiences that add value, encourage positive dialog and ultimate open the door to new business opportunities,” Joumana Dammous-Salamé, managing director

With a talented team of over 20 professionals, Hospitality Services is constantly evolving, adapting to new ways of working in a digital era while finding smart and effective tools to connect hospitality and foodservice professionals. By continuously investing in its websites, social media platforms and online services, the firm is helping companies build networks, acquire data, reach new prospects and position themselves as thought leaders.

In addition, Hospitality Services publishes three magazines — Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. Available in print and digital format, each with its own dedicated online platform, the three publications serve as key references for the hospitality, food, lifestyle and tourism sectors.


Hospitality Services is committed to serving the hospitality and foodservice industries and enriching the world of gastronomy through its trade shows, in-person and online events, digital platforms and magazines.

The firm’s mission to deliver business opportunities to companies and institutions is guided by three core principles:

  1. a customer-centric approach;
  2. passion for innovation; and
  3. dedication to operational excellence.

Furthermore, the company prioritizes the quality of its services by having clear objectives and investing in its people, which is reaffirmed by its ISO accreditation.


BRING more like-minded people together

CREATE even greater networking and business opportunities

FIND new ways to reward and recognize innovation and creativity

HELP shape the future of hospitality, foodservice and gastronomy

EXPAND our footprint in the region by launching new events, particularly in emerging cities

“Passion lies at the heart of what we do. For the past 30 years, we have served clients around the world through our rich selection of events and online platforms, a portfolio that continues to grow. Our goal has always been to bring something new to the industry and deliver valuable experiences, facilitating key networking opportunities for firms to connect, do business and flourish.

Nouhad Dammous, co-founder



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Hospitality Services has almost 30 years of experience in organizing large-scale events, providing a full range of services from communications to event management. By building a robust business model and forging strong relationships, the company has brought hundreds of events to life.


From using the right technology to developing topics, inviting the best speakers and selecting the right audience from its database of 50,000 contacts, Hospitality Services has meticulously organized more than 50 webinars, online panel discussions and product launches for its partners around the world.

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Besides B2B and B2C trade shows and exhibitions, Hospitality Services specializes in customized and bespoke events, including in-person promotional events and culinary immersions. The company serves clients in the Middle East and beyond.


Hospitality News Middle East is the go-to source for the latest news, developments and trends in the region’s hospitality and foodservice industries. The website features essential market insight, analysis and guidance from experts in the field, in addition to special reports on the latest concepts and interviews with top international names in the sector. Widely regarded as a must read, the magazine has built a solid reputation as a reference for hospitality professionals in the Middle East. Daily news bulletins can be found on hospitalitynewsmag.com

“Hospitality News Middle East’s website is packed with up-to-the-minute news, exclusive articles and reports.”

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Taste & Flavors is a gastronomy and lifestyle publication and online platform that unwraps the latest concepts, recipes and places to eat and drink. tasteandflavors.com also features culinary trends that are creating a buzz, interviews and innovative products on the market.
With the support of its celebrity chefs, food bloggers, and experts, Taste & Flavors provides access to the world of food and lifestyle in a fun and informative manner.

“The website shines a bright light on gastronomy and includes tips from international chefs, the latest culinary equipment and exciting culinary trends.”

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Lebanon Traveler is a unique travel reference, online platform and magazine covering the best of Lebanon and beyond, including top destinations and events.
lebanontraveler.com promotes the country’s tourism, its rural and urban gems, guesthouses, activities and adventures to locals, the diaspora and tourists.

“Lebanon Traveler’s website and social media platforms bring Lebanon’s destinations, culture and food heritage to life.”

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Hospitality Services is a socially responsible business, working closely with local NGOs, nonprofit associations and all those seeking to better Lebanon and the region at large. Through its exhibitions and publications, the company has supported associations such as Al Younbouh (Rehabilitation Center for Mentally Disabled Adults), the Association for Forests, Development and Conservation (AFDC), the Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa, Chance (Children Against Cancer), FISTA Beirut for Special Needs, Paradis d’Enfants, Toufoula, Shouf Biosphere Reserve, DHIAFEE Program, Caritas, Restaurants du Coeur, Tamanna and many more.

ADFTH (l’Association pour le Développement de la Formation Touristique et Hotelière) has been supported by Hospitality Services through the Nouhad Dammous Prize of Excellence, which grants a USD 5,000 scholarship to a high-achieving hospitality student.

BEIRUT CAPITAL OF TASTE is a social initiative under the patronage of the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism and the Beirut Municipality that acts to reinforce Beirut’s worldwide reputation as a center for excellence, talent and creativity.

The initiative was launched at HORECA Lebanon and is promoted internationally through the firm’s events, publications and online platforms.

GOURMET WEEK promotes Lebanon’s F&B scene by encouraging foodies and locals to celebrate the finest culinary experiences in the country and discover the best tastes in town, with special promotions on offer throughout the week.