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Food & Hotel Thailand 2008 reports record turnout
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DESPITE the bad weather and political uncertainties in Thailand, over 22,500 trade visitors from more than 60 countries turned up for Food & Hotel Thailand 2008, formerly IFHS (International Food and Hotel Show).

Held from September 17-20 at the Royal Paragon Hall in Bangkok’s upscale Siam Paragon mall, the programme- packed event, one of the biggest of its kind in the region, showcased industry talent alongside myriads of products and services displayed on 12,000sqm of exhibition space.

The 16th editon of the international exhibition for hotels, bakeries, restaurants and retail was supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Chefs Association, Thai Restaurant Association, Thai Hotels Association and Thai Retailers Association, among other organisations.

The event also incorporated the following: IFHS 2008; Catering & Restaurant Asia; and Retail Thailand. In addition, it was co-located with hospitality and food-service technology trade show Hostec Asia Thailand.

Regular and first-time exhibitors at Food & Hotel Thailand 2008 braved concerns over whether the show attendance would suffer under the adverse circumstances mentioned earlier. One of them was Global Food Products Co Ltd whose sales executive, Neha Kothari, said: “The [political] situation has affected the show a little, but the response [to our booth] has been good.”


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