Exhibitions and conferences organiser Omanexpo has announced that the 12th edition of Food & Hospitality Oman will be held at the new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC), which opened last September.
Taking place from 16 – 18 October, Food & Hospitality Oman will showcase food and beverage technologies and services catering to the food and hospitality sector.
Ammar Ahmad, exhibition director, said: “OCEC is now the country’s newest hub for business events. With business opportunities in the food and hospitality sector in Oman growing steadily in recent years, OCEC is just the best platform for this event, providing a total space area of more than 22,000 sqm to accommodate leading companies and emerging business entities from Oman and around the region.”
It will host over 500 local and international brands looking to tap into the country’s growing food and hospitality markets, generate business leads, and learn more about the industry’s developments and trends.
Ahmad added: “The high turnout of international and local suppliers and potential buyers at last year’s edition demonstrated the enormous potential of the food and hospitality exhibition.
“With the same high-quality standards and higher investments, along with well-thought out strategies to promote the food event globally, thus year’s event will certainly be a bigger platform that will help shape the future of the industry.”
Alongside the food and hospitality exhibition is the Food Safety Oman Conference, which after its inaugural success last year, has inspired interest among food safety experts, policy makers and industry stakeholders.
It will bring in experts from food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers, importers, producers, retailers, catering and restaurant service providers, packaging and processing technology providers, vendors and government representatives and other food safety professionals.
The latest policies, regulations, innovative approaches and technological advancements relating to food safety and quality in the Sultanate will be under the spotlight.