FHC 2018
Show organisers, UBM Sinoexpo and UBM China International Exhibitions Ltd. have announced the expansion of Food and Hotel China (FHC) 2018 from 85,000 sqm in the 2017 edition to now 120,000 sqm in order to accommodate the growing demand for quality imported food, drink, hotel & restaurant products & services across Asia and in particular China. With nearly 80% of exhibition space already reserved, China’s most professional trade event for introducing international products to domestic markets returns 13-15 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, alongside the 6th edition of ProWine China.
Exhibition scene
For 23 years, FHC has pioneered the import of fine foods into China and the greater Asia region including the introduction of a variety of products, from premium cheese to more recently craft beers. FHC 2018 continues this tradition with sectors including Tea & Coffee, Meat, Beer, Seafood, Fresh Produce, Dairy and hosts leading brands and food traders such as Vandergeeten, Shanghai McCormick Foods Co., Ltd., Air-Cooking Agri-Tech Co., Ltd., Shanghai Ted Foodstuffs Development Ltd. and many more. With 2,450 exhibiting companies from 69 countries and 43 national pavilions, FHC 2018 expects to welcome 91,000+ professional buyers looking for the next delicious business opportunity to meet the region’s growing needs for the “new” and “exotic.” From the sun-soaked coasts of the Mediterranean renowned for its juicy tomatoes, to the rich coffee fields of Sumatra and Rio de Janeiro, to top-grade filet mignon from the USA and Japan, FHC 2018 provides the complete spectrum of top-quality new products under one roof.
FHC 2018 will host the 20th FHC International Culinary Arts Competition, the only event of its kind in China endorsed by WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) with 600 young chefs competing across 20 categories. The debut of Dairy conference will reveal the latest industry trends including “What’s the future of China’s Dairy market?”. Additional featured events include the All China Bakery Association Congress (ACBA) including importers, distributors and 1,000 manufacturers of bakery products and ingredients, the 2nd Best of Mondial Du Pain bakery competition, the Fresh Forum organised by EuroFresh, Olive Oil China—a sensual tasting seminar, The classics and fusion of the world and China - Air-cooking Standard Community Alliance Summit, China Pizza Champion competition and many more experiential components and learning forums.
FHC 2018 will host the 6th edition of China’s leading wine and spirits professional trade show, Prowine China, supported by ProWein in Düsseldorf – the world’s largest and most prestigious trade event for the wine industry. And finally, for the first time FHC 2018 will be co-located with iFresh Asia Fruit & Vegetable Industry Expo and Shanghai international franchise exhibition (SFE) establishing the show as the largest and most specialised platform showcasing the entire supply chain of China’s fruit industry. Full show descriptions can be seen below.
Mr Carlos Villar, Head of ICEX Spain Trade & Investment says, “ICEX has been successfully participating at FHC for the last 16 years. 80 Spanish companies participated in 2017 and covered many sectors of the food industry. Taking into account that Spain has significantly increased its exports to China in the last 8 years, reaching a staggering 1.170 million euros, FHC is a unique opportunity for the Spanish food industry to consolidate and expand upon its relationship with its Chinese counterpart. FHC is an excellent and well-organised platform for the Spanish market, and ICEX will continue to participate with a great deal of enthusiasm.”
To learn more about FHC 2018 including exciting debut product updates, conference and event highlights, and remaining participation opportunities visit www.fhcchina .com.
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) 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]
  Ms Uly Liu
Projector Manager
UBM - China International Exhibitions Ltd
Tel: +86 21 3339 2146
Email: [email protected]
PS: Please contact with Ms. Renee Lu at [email protected] for WORD file for your use.
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