The event provides a platform for over 1,300 exhibitors, connecting over 30,000 qualified buyers from 38 countries. Prominent brands include Bahana Genta Viktory, David Roy Indonesia, Hatten Wines, Interfood Sukses Jasindo, Lady Americana, Nestle Indonesia, Pangan Lestari, Rational Cooking Systems, Restomart Cipta Usaha, Sababay Winery, Saint James, Wahana Boga Nusantara.

"Connecting distributors, end-users, and experts from the industries, we have formed a movement to tackle the main challenges being faced by Indonesia's food and hospitality industry. With the 28 years experiences, this biennial expo is now leading to the ongoing evolution of hotel services providers and culinary appliances, in efforts to strengthen Indonesia's economic position among the global market," said Astied Julias, Event Director of Food & Hotel Indonesia.

Demand for comfort packaged food is expected to expand in Indonesia, according to the Association of Culinary Professional (ACP) Indonesia, one of the key associations of the exhibition. "We're facing a challenge to maintain the product quality, particularly to keep it fresh and appetizing. To help optimize the culinary business, we need to integrate systems with packaging to overcome costly manual processes," said Stefu Santoso, Chairman of ACP Indonesia.

ACP Indonesia added, "to overcome the challenges, we need to emphasize on the latest industry trends, including blast chiller for quick food cooling, multifunction cookers such as combi oven, and emerging technologies to further out food safety goals. With the new multifunction technology application, we can embed efficiency for culinary process, that will impact on new business growth after," added Stefu.

Indonesia's tourism sector experienced the highest growth of all G20 economies. Moreover, the government announced its plan to reach 20 million foreign visitors by 2020. Research conducted by Marketline (2018) informs that the Indonesian travel and tourism industry is forecast to have a value of USD $88.5 billion in 2022, a substantial increase of about 38.3 percent since 2017.

One of the exhibition's key associations, Jakarta Hotels Association (JHA), also added that there are some hospitality trends that are worth following this year. "As the hospitality sector continues to remain robust and the addition of new properties, we will ensure keeping up with new breakthroughs, such as customized facilities enhancing hotel operations, the use of technology and environmental-friendly accommodation for travelers. It is critical for hospitality companies to capitalize on these opportunities by adjusting with the latest trends to stay ahead and in step with our guest's ever changing expectations," said Richard Mau, Chairman of JHA.

Being held from July 24-27, 2019, the event will also converge key executives and associations to share knowledge about top technologies in food and hotel industries, including seminar sessions from prominent industry players. For more information, visit:

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