This year, FHA-Food & Beverage is set to gather one of Asia’s largest line-ups of exhibitors from the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry from across the globe through their trade event to be held from 25 to 28 April 2023 at the Singapore EXPO. The trade show will be uniquely complemented by daily seminars, the Alternative Protein Asia Seminar Programme, as well as competitions to spotlight talents in the industry. Aiming to connect global F&B professionals, this event is set to bridge different stakeholders in the industry as they expand to new markets across the region.
FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 seeks to bring an even more exciting line-up, new feature zone, and new pavilions to the show and has received overwhelming interest from exhibitors. This year’s edition will showcase over 50 different country pavilions and 1500 exhibitors from 70 countries. The event is also enthusiastic to welcome the China Pavilion, which will make its first return to Singapore since the pandemic. Spanning EXPO Halls 3 to 6, the massive trade event is expected to see more than 40,000 attendees to the exhibition and seminars.
“The response to this year’s event has been overwhelming, despite occurring shortly after the 2022 edition which was held in September and had been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a testament to the popularity of the FHA-Food & Beverage event and its ability to draw people from all over the world. We believe that this event will greatly contribute to the development of the food and beverage industry in Asia and will help create better business opportunities for everyone.” – Ian Roberts, Vice President, Informa Markets Asia.
Creating All-Inclusive Approaches to Global Food Issues
One of the main highlights of the trade event is the FHA Seminar which looks to create meaningful discussion on food trends, sustainability issues, and technology innovation as strategies to mitigate existing issues in the F&B industry. In a bid to further create an all-inclusive marketplace for the food and hospitality industry, attendees can look forward to presentations from industry representatives, eco-organisations, and research institutes on Asia’s ever-changing Halal food scene, sustainability initiatives to reduce food waste, and discussions on how agritech and aquaculture can be used to create a secure food future.
Alternative Proteins: The Solution to Our Food Future?
With alternative proteins emerging as an innovative solution to food security issues, the event further seeks to spotlight it to Asian audiences through the Alternative Protein Asia (APA) feature area, where top industry innovation trends in the alternative protein sector will be spotlighted through the specialised exhibition zone. Moreover, the event will have a Tasting Bar, where exhibitors will provide attendees with an opportunity to sample their alternative protein products. Additionally, the event will have a Start-up Village and an Alternative Protein Asia Seminar, where leading manufacturers, investors, and thought-leaders will share insights and updates on the current landscape, business strategies, and opportunities in Asia’s alternative protein sector to unlock a sustainable food future.
Recognising Talents in the F&B Industry
In a venture to recognise talents in the flourishing F&B industry, FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 will also involve two key competitions including the inaugural FHA Beer Awards and the Young Talents Escoffier. The all-new FHA Beer Awards seeks to showcase the diversity and creativity of the brewing scene, recognising the efforts of brewers around the globe across 10 categories including IPA, Wheat, Experimental Beers and more. Meanwhile, the Young Talents Escoffier seeks to recognise young culinary talents under 25 through a series of competitions taking place from 25 to 27 April 2023, in either the kitchen or service categories.
Through its exciting line-up of exhibitors, feature zones, seminars, and competitions, FHA-Food & Beverage 2023 seeks to serve as the key business platform that enables the future of the food and beverage industry in Asia and beyond. An affair for various stakeholders in the vast and exuberant industry, the trade event endeavours to bring together the global food and hospitality community in multiple aspects, while making sure nobody gets left behind.