Horeca Lebanon to host its 25th edition in 2018
Horeca Lebanon will be celebrating its 25th edition with the theme 'From Lebanon to the World' to highlight the nation’s flavours and Lebanese achievements in hospitality and foodservice.
Under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism, H.E. Mr. Avedis Guidanian, the event's official opening be held on March 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Seaside Pavilion, Beirut (previously known as Pavillon Royal).
The four-day exhibition will include visits from H.E. Mr. Raed Khoury, Minister of Economy and Trade, H.E. Mr. Ghazi Zaiter, Minister of Agriculture as well as presidents of associations and syndicates.
This year’s event will feature a variety of events including an art exhibition by caterer Nicolas Audi. Titled 'Food is an Art', the exhibition features 25 of Audi’s drawings celebrating the art of food. Visitors will also be able to see the work of designer Rana Salam at the Horeca Gold Club Lounge. Furthermore, a special 'Room for Design', curated by Bleu Design Consultants, will showcase the work of 11 Lebanese designers as they create a contemporary guestroom.
The four-day exhibition is expected to attract 15,000 trade professionals from across the Middle East and beyond. More than 350 local and international exhibitors will showcase over 2,500 brands, providing visitors with an opportunity to discover new and soon-to-be-released products, from food and kitchen equipment to packaging and labeling and all kinds of services related to the sector.
The 25th edition's programme will have more than 25 daily events, competitions, forums and workshops with over 30 international guest chefs, food, beverage and service experts coming for the occasion.
More than 500 hospitality and foodservice professionals and junior will participate in a host of contests, including the renowned Hospitality Salon Culinaire, the Junior Chef Competition, the Lebanese Bartenders Competition, the Lebanese Barista Competition, the BeM making Competition, the Art of Service Competition and the National Extra Virgin Olive Oil Contest.
Atelier Gourmand will return to the programme, where Lebanon’s French chefs will participate. The Annual Hospitality Forum will tackle relevant industry topics with speakers from across the world.