Global exhibitions leader Informa Markets announced the appointment of Janice Lee as the new event director for FHA-Food & Beverage and FHA-HoReCa, both internationally acclaimed business platforms for Asia’s food, beverage, and hospitality sectors. Presently event director for HOFEX, Janice will immediately take over from Martyn Cox who will be returning to the UK in May.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience within Informa Markets driving sales excellence and running successful events to her expanded role as the Event Director for both FHA events and HOFEX, Janice will lead the Food Teams based in Singapore and Hong Kong respectively, and will oversee the overall performance and successful execution of both event brands.
In October 2020 Janice was appointed event director for Informa Market’s portfolio of food shows in Hong Kong and since then, she successfully navigated the disruptions caused by COVID-19 and delivered the live edition of HOFEX 2021 and the event’s virtual component HOFEX Connect with strong feedback from key stakeholders and customers.
“FHA and HOFEX are top shows in the markets and locations they serve, drawing professionals of the community from all over the world. Having both shows under the same leadership will reinforce the synergy and strengthen collaboration within our food portfolio in Asia, to make sure the events deliver top value for our customers and buyers and play a pivotal role in fostering business and economic growth,” said Ian Roberts, Vice President for Asia, Informa Markets.
“I am very excited to join FHA, an event that has come a long way since it was founded in 1978 to what it can offer today which is a huge credit to the way the event has been run over many years and those who still continue to serve it. Together with a talented team, I look forward to building
momentum to accelerate FHA’s development across key areas and steer the event’s next chapter of growth,” said Janice Lee, Event Director for FHA and HOFEX, Informa Markets.
FHA-Food & Beverage will be held from 5-8 September 2022, FHA-HoReCa from 25-28 October 2022, both at the Singapore Expo. HOFEX will be held from 10-12 May 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.