The Maldives’ largest annual food and hospitality event “Hotel Asia Exhibition and International Culinary Challenge 2015” will be held at Dharubaaruge Exhibition Hall, Male Maldives from the 23rd to 26th August 2015.

This years’ event is supported and endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism of Maldives along with the Sri Lanka-Maldives Bilateral Business Council and the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka, who will host two major pavilions.

This year’s event is held during a significant time when Maldives celebrate their 50 years of Independence. Hotel Asia Exhibition has been included as part of this mega celebration which commences from July until the end of the year.

The event has sold out its 15,000 square feet of exhibition space across three halls of the Dharubaaruge Exhibition Centre emphasizing and highlighting the strength of international interest and investment in one of South Asia’s most lucrative food, beverage and hospitality markets.

According to CEO of Lanka Exhibitions, the holding company of Maldives Exhibition and Conference Services Aasim Mukthar, Hotel Asia offers the most comprehensive and contemporary products, services and insights for the Food, Beverage and Hospitality Industry. He said the Exhibition and the Culinary Challenge is more than a regional event, it is an international showcase and a global business arena. “The event is a trading platform, a knowledge sharing experience, a networking opportunity and industry driver under one roof.” Over 200 international suppliers and about 5000 industry professionals will attend the four-day event
The Hotel Asia International Culinary Challenge is the regions premier culinary competition with the participation of over 500 chefs. The highlights of the Culinary Challenge is displaying the talents of these young chefs. It will be presented by judges representing the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS).