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Hotelex Shanghai 2005 draws 587 exhibitors from 14 countries and 27,139 attendees from 69 countries

Hotelex Shanghai 2005 was the largest in the Fair`s 14-year history and set records in terms of visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space…

Hotelex Shanghai 2005 was the largest in the Fair`s 14-year history and set records in terms of visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space:

  • Trade visitors increased 9 percent to 27,139 and were from 69 countries and regions.
  • A record number of exhibitors participated: a total of 587 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions: U.S., Germany, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Turkey, France, Singapore, Britain, Canada, Switzerland, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
  • Exhibition space set a new record with the fair occupying a massive area of 36,000 square metres.

For the first time, the Spanish Exporting Manufacturers Association for the Hospitality Industry (AFEHC) and Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) organised an official Spanish pavilion in Hotelex Shanghai 2005 covering more than 700 sqm. The Italian pavilion is also growing bigger with about 1,000 sqm exhibition space this year.

What exhibitors said

Mr. Zuo Zhijun, Hoshizaki Shanghai Co., Ltd, said: We are a Japanese manufacturing company produce Chilling & Freezing Equipment. Hotelex Shanghai is growing bigger and the positive business mood at the Fair was very encouraging. On the first day of the show we had over 300 potential buyers visiting our booth, and we expect this number will reach 2000 in the next 4 days.

Mr. Chick Heithaus, Vice President & Mr. Zhang Wei, Chief Director, Grindmatser U.S.A. Co., Ltd: Grindmaster is based in US, this is the first time we join Hotelex Shanghai. Coffee culture is growing very fast here and we believe China is the giant of coffee industry with great potential to be developed. From a survey in 2001, Italian coffee taking 90% of the market share, American coffee only has 10%. Today our market share increased to 30% and participate in the coffee plaza of Hotelex Shanghai will help us to promote the brand and American coffee concept in China.

Mr. Lu Xiaochun, Regional Sales Director, Shanghai Etna Furniture Co., Ltd: We always have good results with Hotelex, also for this year. Participating in Hotelex, can help us improve brand image and market share.

What buyers said

Mr. Wang Xiyao, Purchasing Department, Pudong Shangri-La Hotel: Hotelex is our very own windows of knowing the industry and the market. We can select the companies and brands at the scene, compare different product`s brands, prices and other elements. We received a lot of useful information which will help to expand our supply platform.

Ms. Sun, Administration Office, Radisson Plaza Xing Guo Hotel: We had around 30 people from our hotel visiting Hotelex this year, including our chairman, general manager, manager of catering department, chef for Chinese/Western style food, bar manager and specialists of cost control from different departments. We have learned a lot and we think Hotelex is the most professional event in this industry. We will definitely visit the show again in the future.

China Barista Championship 2005 – Final

China Barista Championship 2005 (CBC 2005) – Final, endorsed by World Barista Championship committee, organized by Shanghai CMP Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. CBC 2005 held two semifinals in East China and North China, more than 60 baristas from Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Liaoning, Hebei, Shanxi, Jiangsu and Zhejiang participated in the event. Ms Wang Pei, from Shanxi Songmao Food & Catering Co., Ltd., won the 1st place and will represent China at the World Barista Championship 2006 in Bern, Switzerland.

China Hotel Purchasing Management Salon-Shanghai 2005

The Salon co-organized by China Tourism News Press, China Hotel`s Purchase and Shanghai CMP Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. brought together industry associations, exhibitors and purchasing managers from hotels and restaurant groups, allowing delegate to talk business and network with their peers.

Chinese Style for 2008 Olympics – The Series of Hotel Uniform

One of the most exciting events of Hotelex Shanghai 2005, presented by Jinding Apparel Tianjin. Beautiful models demonstrate the latest fashion design for hotel and restaurant industry.

Cleaning Demonstration

Presented by Emerson, Viper and Honyee, three of the top cleaning product manufacturers in China. The demonstrations not only showcase the newest products and technology, but also function as an interactive platform for industry experts and audience to discuss problems and solutions.

Espresso According to LAVAZZA Seminar

Mr. Antony Mark Botterill from LUIGI LAVAZZA S.P.A. held a seminar for the coffee lovers to demonstrate how to make traditional Espresso with LAVAZZA-one of the three best coffee bean brands in Italy.

Upcoming Hotelex Events

Hotelex Shanghai 2006 will take place again at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4-7 April 2006, concurrently with Expo Build China and Ceramics, Tiles and Sanitary Ware China.

Hotelex Beijing 2005 will take place at the Beijing Exhibition Center from 31 August – 2 September 2005.

Hotelex Guangzhou 2005 will take place at the Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center from 30 November – 2 December 2005.

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