FCSI leads the way at Hotelex Guangzhou

HOTELEX Guangzhou in China was a great success, not least for FCSI whose members Clara Ming Pi, Jackson Wang and Tony Wang presented at the show's education forum

HOTELEX Guangzhou2016 took place over three days from 11-14 December at the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center in Pazhou, China. The exhibition covered a total display area of 40,000 square metres and brought in more than 300 international and local exhibitors, plus more than 10 exciting events and forums.

This is one of the largest annual hotel catering industry exhibition in Southern China. The different between HOTELEX Shanghai and HOTELEX Guangzhou is that the Shanghai event is catered towards foreign equipment companies who wants to import their equipment into China, thus looking for local buyers, while the Guangzhou event is mainly for local equipment companies who wants to export, and are hence looking for foreign buyers.

The ultimate goal of any trade show is trade exchange and sharing new product ideas and trends. A meeting place for foodservice professionals to meet new partners and renew old friendships.

Future trends

There was an education forum at HOTELEX Guangzhou, while one hundred copies of the newly published FCSI chinese supplement was distributed at the forum. The entire forum lasted for two days, three FCSI professional consultant members presented at the forum on 13 December. Clara Ming Pi FCSI lead the day on the topic of “Future Trend of Foodservice Industry: Eco-smart and Health” in response to the new “Healthy China 2030” directives announced by chairman Xi earlier this year. Pi introduced the concept of carbon footprint of foods, kitchen equipment/operation and the relationship between environment degradation caused by industrialised food production and climate change thus impacting the health of our people and planet.

Jackson Wang FCSI presented on the importance of standardised work process to ensure quality and food safety in foodservice operations. While Tony Wang FCSI focused on the design of specialised receiving kitchens for the food from central production kitchens. He also introduced the latest retherm technologies and equipment at the receiving kitchens and the latest trend in the development of general foodservice trends in China.

The forum was a great success, with a full house of 300 attendees. HOTELEX’s organisers UBM are now looking into further collaboration with FCSI in their future events across China.

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