China’s most important Food & Hospitality
gathering for International exporters
This year, the 22nd edition of China’s leading International Food, Beverage & Catering Equipment Exhibition, Food & Hotel China (FHC), will again take place at Shanghai New International Expo Center on 13 -15 November. Combined with ProWine China 2018 (Shanghai’s International Wine and Spirits Trade Fair), SFE2018 (the 29th Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition) and iFresh2018 (the 11th Asian Fruit and Vegetable Industry Expo), the exhibition will break all previous records - reaching a staggering 120,000 square meters.
Demand for imported foods, particularly amongst the affluent younger generation continues to grow rapidly in China. A rarity just 10 years ago, but today imported foods can be easily found in most retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and online from B2B and B2C platforms. Chinese buyers want the quality offered by imported foods and are prepared to pay a higher price for it. At FHC the focus is only on imported food and beverages and all exhibitors are international producers and brands, or importers and distributors of imported products.
FHC 2018 will welcome 3,500 exhibitors from over 60 countries, and more than 90,000 visitors are expected to attend - including the regions leading importers, distributors, retailers, catering companies and hotel restaurants. The show is the ideal platform for face to face negotiations and provides the perfect chance to find new products that aren’t yet available in the Chinese market.
FHC 2018 has attracted more than 30 regional and National pavilions - the largest being Turkey, occupying over 850 square meters offering unique national food products including olive oil, snacks, nuts and more. The next biggest pavilions are from Canada, USA, Germany, Italy and Spain respectively. FHC also includes participation from individual companies including many leading brands and food traders such as Mission Foods (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Mccain Foods Limited China, Guangzhou Guanyi Import&Export Trading Co., Ltd., Comfortly Food (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., Lamb Weston (Shanghai) Commercial Company Limited,Bester Food Co. Ltd., Namchow Food Group (Shanghai) Co., Ltd,Shanghai McCormick Foods Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Tomtao International Trading Co., Ltd., Lactogal (Portugal), Lopidolite (Israel) and many more. All companies will showcase quality imported products including hospitality equipment; snacks; nuts; spices; canned and fresh foods; coffee beans and machines; dairy products; beverages; confectionary; jams; pasta; meat & seafoods; frozen foods; chocolate and much more.

Events at FHC are designed to attract targeted trade buyers and are a huge feature at the exhibition. Returning to the show this year are:

  • The 20th FHC Culinary Arts Competition, endorsed by WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) will include a record 850 chefs who will be judged by more than 110 WACS endorsed chefs.
  • The 20th FHC Culinary Arts Competition, endorsed by WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) will include a record 850 chefs who will be judged by more than 110 WACS endorsed chefs.
  • The All China Bakery Association Congress where over 1,000 delegates including manufacturers of bakery products and ingredients, importers and distributors attend to discuss latest trends and developments.
  • The Shanghai International Fashion Drinks Competition has been successfully held for 5 editions and aims to stimulate the creativity of beverage makers.
  • For the wine and spirits community and taking place in neighbouring halls a “World of Wine and Spirits” awaits trade visitors at the ProWine China 2018, including a variety of wine seminars, master classes and the popular ProWine Champagne Lounge.
New events will also be launched to support the growing sectors at the show: • The World Coffee Event will be launched this year - the Shanghai session of the brewing and barista competition and Latte Competition organized by Coffee t&I magazine. • 2018 FHC Global Dairy Forum will host dairy professionals from all over the world to participate in this forum - including government officials, business representatives, industry experts and well-known dairy companies.

New events will also be launched to support the growing sectors at the show:

  • The World Coffee Event will be launched this year - the Shanghai session of the brewing and barista competition and Latte Competition organized by Coffee t&I magazine.
  • 2018 FHC Global Dairy Forum will host dairy professionals from all over the world to participate in this forum - including government officials, business representatives, industry experts and well-known dairy companies.
To learn more about FHC 2018 including exciting debut product updates, conference and event highlights, as well as remaining participation opportunities, please visit www.fhcchina.com. The online show catalogue, BMP and Wechat software will be available to buyers and exhibitors, and will provide show updates frequently.
Held Alongside:
ProWine China 2018 (W4 & W5), ProWine China is and remains the leading trade fair for wine professionals. No other industry exhibition in Mainland China offers a comparable level of internationality, diversity of products and such professional surroundings for the trade in wines and spirits. Meet representatives of every relevant winegrowing region as well as providers from all sectors and every quality category. In order to set the course for a successful business year, you need one professional trade fair: From 13-15 November 2018 - at ProWine China.
The iFresh Asia Fruit & Vegetable Industry Expo is specialised in connecting the fruit and vegetable trade industry and product technologies. It devotes itself to assisting high-quality domestic and overseas fruit and vegetable planters, enterprises and dealers, as well as processing and promoting products to large purchasers. It also helps planting and supporting techniques and equipment providers display their manufacturing methods to experts. This year, iFresh will be part of FHC for the first time and the number of professional visitors at is expected to exceed 10,000 – establishing the show as the largest and most specialised platform showcasing the entire supply chain of China’s fruit industry.
Shanghai international franchise exhibition (SFE), is sponsored by the three official parties, the official government agency - the Shanghai Commerce Committee; the leading authoritative industry association - the Shanghai Commercial Association; and the Shanghai Chain Enterprise Association & the Shanghai Exhibition-Conference Co., Ltd. The 28th edition has successfully taken place,following its inception in 2005. During this time, the exhibition has attracted over 5,000 exhibitors, and a total of more than 1 million Chinese and international visitors, from which, a total of 60,000 deals have taken place.
About the organisers
FHC (Food and Hotel China) is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Please visit www.ubm.com/asia for more information about our presence in Asia.
UBM CIE (formerly China International Exhibitions Ltd) is responsible for trade only exhibitions in China, where it ran its first exhibition in 1982 and has since organised over 70 events. It’s unrivalled experience of more than 30 years in the Chinese exhibition industry has equipped the company and staff with skills and contacts to help companies market their products in the ever-evolving China market.
For more information, please contact:
Ms Renee Lu
Marketing Manager
UBM - China International Exhibitions Ltd
Tel: +86 21 3339 2153
Email: [email protected]
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