The Sri Lankan hospitality and partner industries are all set to converge at Hotel Asia 2016, the largest trade exhibition and culinary competition of its kind in Maldives to be held from September 5th to 7th.
The exhibition has a history of drawing in crowds to Dharubaaruge where it will continue to be held this year. Out of the 175 exhibitors over 60 companies from Sri Lanka will showcase portfolios covering aspects of the industry including food and beverage in room technology, laundry, air conditioning, hygiene and catering, architecture, gardening, landscaping, outdoor furniture, swimming pools, waste management, software systems and modern security systems and a wide array of hotel supplies.
The annual “International Culinary Challenge” is a much looked forward to aspect of the show. This year the Hotel Asia organizers, sets a more interactive tone to the event with the introduction of Masterchef styled Masterclasses and specialized seminars. An International panel of speakers and resource personnel are also added to the agenda for the first time and will be held at the same venue.
“The overriding purpose of the show is to cultivate healthy relationships between hospitality providers, suppliers and the community,” explained Aasim Mukthar, CEO of MECS, the Organizers of the event. “The only way to achieve any growth potential is through harmonious relationships. Hotel Asia is a platform for counterparts to speak to each other. It is a one stop shop for anyone in the hospitality field or potential entrants.
Hotel Asia is organized by Maldives Exhibition and Conference Services. The event is endorsed by Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Economic Development and supported by the Maldives National Chamber of Commerce and Industry while Best Buy Maldives continues its support as the main sponsor of the event since its inception.