Tai­wan HORECA a hos­pi­tal­ity won­der­land

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY JOHN LIU

The Tai­wan In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel, Res­tau­rant and Cater­ing Show (HORECA,

) is sched­uled to kick off on June 24 in Taipei, fea­tur­ing var­i­ous food prepa­ra­tion equip­ment while pro­vid­ing a pro­cure­ment plat­form for busi­nesses in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try.

A to­tal of 187 com­pa­nies will par­tic­i­pate in the show in 602 booths. The scale of the ex­hi­bi­tion, which grew 15 per­cent from last year, is the largest since the ex­hi­bi­tion was first held six years ago, said event co-or­ga­nizer Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (TAITRA, ).

The HORECA show is in fact part of the su­per 5-in-1 Food Expo, which will also show­case food, and ho­tel and res­tau­rant in­dus­try prod­ucts at the Taipei World Trade Cen­ter Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall 1 and Nan­gang Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall un­til June 27.

The mega show es­sen­tially con­nects the whole sup­ply chain in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try, said TAITRA Ex­hi­bi­tion Depart­ment Di­rec­tor Kang Yih-jyh ( ) at the preshow press con­fer­ence yesterday.

”We have very high ex­pec­ta­tions for the ex­hi­bi­tion. The gov­ern­ment has been push­ing hard for tourist num­ber growth in re­cent years,” Kang said.

In Taipei alone, the num­ber of ho­tel beds grew by about 20,000 in re­cent years. The ho­tel and the re­lated hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try have very good prospects, and are on track for con­tin­u­ous de­vel­op­ment, Kang said.

The show of­fers a con­ve­nient one-stop pro­cure­ment plat­form for the na­tion’s ho­tel, food and res­tau­rant play­ers. With the growth in tourist num­bers, there is a strong de­mand for re­lated prod­ucts and ser­vices, said Tiger Lin ( ), the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of event cospon­sor Chan Chao In­ter­na­tional Co. ( ).

In­no­va­tive Prod­ucts in

Hos­pi­tal­ity In­dus­try

At the pre-show press con­fer­ence yesterday, a dozen com­pa­nies were high­lighted in the “Hos­pi­tal­ity New Trend Show.” Among them were cof­fee ma­chine maker Ne­spresso, Ger­man high-pres­sure cleaner man­u­fac­turer Karcher, tea and cof­fee ma­chine maker KLub Tech­nol­ogy Corp ( ), Ital­ian toi­letries pro­ducer Al­le­grini and steak cooker San­saire ( ).

Karcher, whose smart floor cleaner won the top award in ISSA 2014, will present a se­ries of clean­ers specif­i­cally made for restau­rants and ho­tels next week. KLub’s tea ma­chine al­lows its users to set up au­to­matic ex­trac­tion pro­grams that can elim­i­nate hu­man er­rors while cre­at­ing a con­sis­tent fla­vor in var­i­ous kind of tea.

Al­le­grini’s en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly prod­ucts have made head­way in 120 lodg­ing and ho­tel fa­cil­i­ties in Tai­wan. San­saire’s sous-vide cooker uses pre­cise tem­per­a­ture con­trol to pre­pare con­sis­tent tex­ture in steaks.

TAITRA said the 5-in-1 Food Expo en­tails Tai­wan In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel, Res­tau­rant and Cater­ing Show, Taipei In­ter­na­tional Food Pro­cess­ing & Pharm. Ma­chin­ery Show, Tai­wan In­ter­na­tional HALAL Expo and Taipei In­ter­na­tional Pack­ag­ing In­dus­try Show. About 7,500 buy­ers are ex­pected to at­tend the show.

The top 10 buyer coun­tries in 2014, in se­quence, were China, Ja­pan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the U.S., Sin­ga­pore, South Korea, the Philip­pines, Thai­land and In­done­sia.

(Top) Tai­wan Ex­ter­nal Trade De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil (TAITRA, ) Ex­hi­bi­tion Depart­ment Di­rec­tor Kang Yih-jyh ( ), sec­ond right, TAITRA Ex­hi­bi­tion Depart­ment Sec­tion Chief Chyou Ju-chiun ( ), first right, Chan Chao In­ter­na­tional Co. ( ) Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Tiger Lin ( ), sec­ond left, and the com­pany man­ager Syu Guo-syong ( ), left, pose for a photo at the Tai­wan In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel, Res­tau­rant and Cater­ing Show press con­fer­ence, yesterday. (Above) A Ne­spresso cof­fee maker is shown in the photo taken yesterday at the press con­fer­ence’s “Hos­pi­tal­ity New Trend Show.” A to­tal of 12 com­pa­nies were fea­tured, in­clud­ing Ger­man high-pres­sure cleaner man­u­fac­turer Kärcher and Ital­ian toi­letries pro­ducer Al­le­grini.

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