CARIB Food & Hospitality, 1st Caribbean Food, Hotel and Restaurant Exhibition will take place from 6-8 July 2017 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Although CARIB Food & Hospitality is one trade event, dedicated pavilions will be demarcated for the food, hotel and restaurant industries, synchronised with targeted marketing campaigns. CARIB Food & Hospitality will feature: a major three day international trade event, Salon Culinaire competition identifying the region’s best professional and amateur chefs, as well as industry workshops allowing the Caribbean workforce find out about new innovations and management techniques in the food and hospitality industries.
By participating in CARIB Food & Hospitality local companies can promote their products and services for international and regional trade, international companies will be able to establish new distribution networks and sales outlets. At the same time managers of hotels and restaurants can source equipment and services from suppliers directly rather than going to visit trade events that are taking place in the United States or Europe.
The inaugural CARIB Food & Hospitality event has come at an opportune moment, Caribbean destination tourism is rising at 4.7%, the fastest growth region in the world, creating a need for top quality food products and catering services. Imports are required as local production cannot satisfy demand, due to lack of arable land. CARIB FOOD & HOSPITALITY, will also look at solutions by promoting the use of locally grown and manufactured food and drink products.
The need for state of the art hotel and restaurant equipment is exponential, the Caribbean has 1,922 hotels with 229,930 rooms. The Caribbean had 44 hotels with 9,382 rooms under contract. Of those, 14 hotels with 4,240 rooms were under construction
The first edition of the event will take place in Barbados, due to the fact that it is a major Caribbean tourism destination with the industry accounting for 12 percent of the island’s foreign exchange earnings, which are estimated at $4 billion. Barbados’ tourism arrivals are projected to increase by five percent in 2016. Tourism stop over arrivals were half a million in 2014 and in addition to this there were the same amount of cruise ship arrivals.
CARIB FOOD & HOSPITALITY will be organised at the state of the art Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
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