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 HOFEX 2005 Exhibition in Hong Kong
Teams Up with HOSTEC

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Hong Kong, China and Gaithersburg, Maryland—June 17, 2004— Accuvia and Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd, today announced a groundbreaking new move to better serve the technology sector in the Asian hospitality, foodservice and catering industries by co-locating the successful HOSTEC Conference and Exhibition alongside HOFEX to be run at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong from May 10th to 13th 2005.
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The Asia-Pacific hospitality technology sector receives a huge boost at next year's HOFEX 2005 exhibition in Hong Kong, with the debut of the HOSTEC-ASIA Exhibition and Conference.  Co-locating for the first time at HOFEX, HOSTEC-ASIA takes the show's previous involvement with hospitality technology to an entirely new level.

Daniel Cheung of Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd says: "HOFEX has in the past always attracted leading industry names such as IBM and Micros-Fidelio into its dedicated technology event, but our new co-operation with the world-leading HOSTEC brand will definitely bring another dimension to the show." 

HOSTEC-EurHotec 2004 which attracted close to 7,000 visitors in London, is co-produced by Accuvia and the IH&RA, and is universally acknowledged as the leading technology event in the European hospitality and foodservice markets as is FS/TEC, a partnership between Accuvia and Nation’s Restaurant News, in North America.  Now Far Eastern hospitality and foodservice professionals too will benefit from the HOSTEC expertise, personified by HOSTEC and Accuvia Founder and Chairman Rob Grimes.

Comments Rob: "we are delighted to be working with Hong Kong Exhibition Services on this, HOSTEC's first venture into the Asia-Pacific region.  Their unparalleled expertise in this part of the world convinced us that this is the ideal entry point for the HOSTEC Exhibition and Conference, in the world's fastest-growing marketplace. HOSTEC-ASIA and HOFEX is a perfect match to showcase all the latest international hospitality and foodservice technology developments."

Exhibitors at HOSTEC-ASIA 2005 will benefit from HOFEX's continually growing visitor profile, which in 2004 saw nearly 27,000 trade-only professionals attending the four-day event, including 7,000 from overseas. In 2005, in addition to benefiting from the established HOSTEC exhibitor profile featuring all the world's leading technology specialists, visitors will be able to sit in on a series of specialist presentations, seminars and workshops in the accompanying HOSTEC-ASIA conference. 

Said Daniel Cheung: "Senior decision makers in the USA and Europe have already benefited from HOSTEC’s expertise in this field.  Now at HOSTEC-ASIA it is the turn of their Asia-Pacific colleagues, who themselves are leaders of some of the world's most sophisticated and progressive hospitality and foodservice industry organisations to benefit from the global expertise of HOSTEC.  HOSTEC-ASIA at HOFEX 2005 is a unique first for the sector, and we believe the start of even greater things to come."

HOFEX is one of the longest-established Asia-Pacific exhibitions for hospitality equipment, supplies, technology, food and beverages.  It is organised by Hong Kong Exhibition Services and marketed worldwide by Overseas Exhibitions Services Ltd both members of the Allworld Exhibitions Group. HOFEX takes place in the award-winning multi-purpose built Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the heart of Wanchai. This spectacular harbour side facility is one of Asia's largest, as well as one of the world's most efficient and functional venues.

The organiser of HOFEX, Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd, is a member of Allworld Exhibitions – formerly known as the Montgomery Network. Since the late 70’s members of Allworld have brought together tens of thousands of enterprises from most major industries to trade buyers and specifiers in markets spread over five continents, reflecting the worldwide character of the exhibitions and visitors. With an established portfolio of 200 shows in 14 countries, Allworld’s internationally renowned ‘Apple’ programme of food and hospitality events includes FHA in Singapore, FHC in China and FHK in Seoul. As a highly respected alliance, Allworld Exhibitions is your guarantee of exhibition excellence, representing the highest professional standards and delivering the best results.


 
 
Contact:
HOFEX
http://www.hofex.com/
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Also See: HOSTEC - EURHOTEC 2002 - Room for Improvement / Christel Dietzsch / Hospitality Upgrade Magazine / Feb 2002
HOFEX Organisers Faced a Tough Choice When SARS Devastated Their Plans; Rescheduled Event Poised to Bounce Back in Hong Kong / November 2003


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