Host 2017 has begun the official countdown for the 40th edition of the horeca exhibition, set to take place from 20 – 24 October 2017 at Fiera Milano.
Showcasing foodservice and coffee equipment, the show already has 1,300 companies confirmed, 42% of which come from outside of Italy from 47 countries globally.
There will be more than 1,500 hosted buyers, with new names and a more complete technological mix.
More than 500 international exhibitors will attend, with the 2017 show putting an additional focus on the US, Canada and the Middle East.
Four new exhibiting countries have been added: Serbia, Liechtenstein, Egypt and South Africa.
The top ten best represented countries at the show are Germany, with 80 companies, marking a 40% increase on 2014 figures, followed by Spain, France, the US, the UK, Greece, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, and Turkey.
The presence of the US has grown by 83%, with 43 companies compared to 24 in the same period in 2014, and eight of these will be exhibiting at the fair for the first time.
For more information: www.host.fieramilano.it