ETW STAFF – Mumbai
The 21st edition of Food Hospitality World (FHW) exhibition will be held at MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai from January 23-25, 2014. The FHW exhibition, organised by Global Fairs & Media – the result of an association between Hannover Milano Fairs India and The Indian Express, will witness exhibitors from different segments of the food and hospitality industry like F&B, interiors, kitchen equipment, housekeeping, bakery to name a few. Spread across 10,000 sq mtrs of the MMRDA grounds, the exhibition is expected to host approximately 300 national and international participants this time. The international exhibitors will consist of companies from eight countries. The exhibition aims at providing solutions to various industry-related problems faced by hoteliers, restaurateurs, facility managers, prospective students and distributors.
During the three-day exhibition, FHW 2014 will host various special events including the eight edition of The Great Indian Culinary Challenge (GICC). GICC 2014 will be held from 10 am to 7pm spanning across all the three days of the exhibition. The competition is set to witness participation from more than 100 chefs working with various leading hotels and hotel management institutes. GICC is supported by the Western India Culinary Association (WICA). GICC 2014 will be judged by Chef Vernon Coelho, president, WICA; Chef Salil Fadnis, executive chef, Sahara Star, Mumbai and general secretary, WICA; and Chef Sabyasachi Gorai, executive chef, Ai, New Delhi. GICC is a food preparation competition involving senior and apprentice chefs from India. The competition provides a professional platform for culinary professionals from India to showcase their individual and collective skills, learn, share experiences, partner and net work in a competitive environment.
Apart from GICC 2014, other featured events will include various panel discussions – Hospitality Think Tank: The GM’s Conclave, where general managers from leading hotel groups will share their insights on the topic – ‘F&B: The Game Changer’. This panel discussion will be held on January 23, from 3 pm to 4 pm. Further, ‘Hospitality Knowledge Exchange: Rooms of the Future’ will focus on state-of-the-art technologies and emerging trends in room design and interiors across all segments of the hospitality sector. This will be held on January 24 from 12 pm to 1 pm. The Power of Purchase will witness purchase managers and decision makers of leading companies expressing their opinions on the topic – ‘The Timeless Procurement Challenge of Supplier Price versus Cost – Can we nail it?’. The panel discussion has been organised in association with Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) and will be held on January, 24 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Besides these, other events such as Bar World, where wine and alcohol will be showcased, and Live Tea and Coffee Tasting and Sampling event will be held throughout all the three days of the exhibition. The associations supporting the exhibition are Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), All India Wine Producers Association (AIWPA)and HPMF.