Once again, the biggest food and hotel trade show of Thailand the ‘Food & Hospitality Thailand 2022’ was successfully held from Sept. 21 & 24, 2022at a new exhibition venue; the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
For the past 27 consecutive years “Food & Hotel Thailand” has evolved in to one of Asia’s major hospitality trade shows and this year it was back for the 28th year, greater than ever, rebranded as “Food & Hospitality Thailand 2022” in order to widely cover the clusters of service providers, spa, hospital, retailing and logistics amongst the many related businesses. This year the organisers added 2 new exhibition zones, ‘Restaurant & Bar’ and ‘Coffee & Bakery.
With the relaxing of COVID restrictions, hoteliers from all corners of the industry; owners, operators, hotel managers, chefs and hospitality professionals came together to meet in person after a difficult period over the past two years. “Food & Hospitality Thailand 2022” once again converged to unite who’s who of the hotel industry for four days of networking, learning, competing, deal-making, browsing and discovering what is new and exciting.
The hospitality industry is constantly evolving, whether it’s marketing, sales or operations, it’s imperative for hoteliers to continuously learn about the best practices for operating the hotels more efficiently and meeting new guest demands. This year the trade show was particularly interesting as it was packed with new ideas and trends for hospitality venues reopening after the pandemic, responding to customers’ needs in all aspects related to the new normal lifestyles.
Out on the exhibition floor, there were latest kitchen, housekeeping and restaurant equipment and appliances on display, including new know-how that surfaced over the pandemic aimed at helping hoteliers reduce their physical face-to-face contact with guests, as well as cutting edge technology and solutions and latest innovations.
There were several workshops conducted by industry professionals and experts to update the knowledge, trends and improve essential skills for participants that can be adopted at their workplace.
The highlights of the show as usual were cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, cocktail making by expert mixologists, fruit carving completions and culinary competitions that young talented chefs took part in to show off their talents and win awards and recognitions.
For Sirius Hospitality Consulting team, it was a not to be missed opportunity to meet new suppliers, check out the latest products & technology and interact with prospective clients in one location. Obviously, it was a very successful event for all the exhibitors as well as the participants.
Ranjith Chandrasiri is a veteran hotelier, food and wine connoisseur, multilinguist with a wealth of knowledge and international hotel management experience in luxury hotels and iconic brands including InterContinental Hotels Group in Europe, Australia, Cambodia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
He is the Chairman of Sirius Hospitality Consulting in Thailand, former Group General Manager of Jetwing Hotels Group, Sri Lanka and Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Thailand, Founder/President of Royal Cliff Wine Club and deVine Wine Club, Bailli Honoraire (Honorary President) of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Pattaya, Thailand.