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FOOD & HOTEL MYANMAR 2019 PROMOTES LOCAL TOURISM THROUGH GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
Food & Hotel Myanmar (FHMM) 2019, held from 5-7 June, succeeded in its continued commitment to providing innovations and opportunities for the Food & Drink, Hotel, Bakery, Restaurant & Food Service Equipment and Supplies & Services industries. Myanmar’s largest international food and hospitality event once again dedicated itself to delivering key solutions to promote industry growth.
Across 6,000 sqm at the new Myanmar Expo, FHMM 2019 set a new standard for exhibition venues with visitors and exhibitors alike benefiting from its modern facilities, easy-to-access location and abundance of parking. 7,208 trade buyers from 26 countries explored the latest products and trends from 152 professional exhibitors from 21 countries and 6 International Pavilions, including India, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and the US.
In addition to global products, various activities and seminars also attracted the crowds. This year’s highlight, The 6th Myanmar Culinary Arts Competition (MCAC) 2019, saw more than 300 chefs from across Myanmar demonstrate their skills in the culinary arts. Other popular events included The 1st Myanmar National Latte Art Championship (MNLAC), The 6th FoSTAM Food Safety Seminar & Quiz Bowl, SCA Coffee Modules by Sithar Coffee Collaborate and Innovation Designs For Hotels using 4DNA Theory Application.
FHMM 2019 exceeded customer expectations through strong support from leading industry organizations, including the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism; Myanmar Hotelier Association; Myanmar Restaurant Association; Myanmar Chefs’ Association; Myanmar Retailers Association; Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association; Food Science and Technology Association of Myanmar; Barista Association of Myanmar; Myanmar Coffee Association; and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Myanmar.
Food and hospitality businesses have played an important role in driving Myanmar’s economy, which is forecasted to grow 7.4% this year alone. The country is endowed with a variety of tourist attractions and was chosen as one of The Lonely Planet guidebook’s Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2017. There were 3.55 million foreign tourists in 2018, a 3.2% increase from the previous year, with Chinese as the largest group of Asian tourists, followed by Thai and Japanese. Based on rising demands and Myanmar’s existing tourist attractions, there are major opportunities for the Food & Hospitality industry to grow and take advantage of both domestic and foreign tourists by improving both their competitiveness and standards.
“To deliver higher standards and trust to customers, companies need to adopt advanced products, services and solutions to support their businesses, which they of course found all
of at FHHM 2019. We received very positive feedback from visitors who gained new insights and found key solutions for improving their businesses, and from exhibitors who had the chance to meet with potential customers. There were constant business discussions taking place across all three days of the show,” said Nyein Nyein Aye, Event Director of Food & Hotel Myanmar.
She added, “Key industry players and international exhibitors have expressed their intent to return next year and I am confident that FHMM 2020 will be even better equipped for provide these industries with new opportunities to seize. We are proud to be contributing to the growth of the Myanmar Food & Hospitality industry and improving standards through innovations and activities.”
FHMM 2020 will return with its continued mission of providing global innovations, technologies and products to the Myanmar Food & Hospitality industry. Next year anticipates an increase in the number of visitors and exhibitors to respond to rising demands and will be held from 3-5 June, 2020 at the Myanmar Expo.
For more information on remaining participation opportunities and upcoming show developments visit www.foodandhotelmyanmar.com
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