Muscat: Oman’s longest-running food and hospitality show opened its doors to trade visitors on Monday, October 14, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The 14th edition of the annual Food & Hospitality Oman show was launched by Dr. Hamad bin Saeed Al-Awfi, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, along with diplomatic corps members, high ranking government representatives and officials, and top executives of food and hospitality companies.
This year, organiser Oman expo has introduced a raft of new features such as a Waiters’ Race and a Bed Making competition in its bid to open up more avenues and opportunities for the entire hospitality supply chain.
For the first time, a live cooking demonstration of the traditional Omani halwa will be presented by Al Hosni Omani Sweets, alongside a display of its most popular products.
The event will also play host to 2018 World Barista Champion Agnieszka Rojes, who will display her world-class coffee making and brewing skills through demonstrations on the last day.
In addition, the already-established Oman Barista Competition, Battle of the Burgers, and the signature Professional Chefs Competition will place the skills and expertise of amateur and professional chefs, cooks and baristas under the scrutiny of top industry judges.
For three days, the popular trade event will be a showcase of about 600 local and international brands from leading exporters of food and hospitality products, services and equipment. The brands, representing 21 exhibiting countries, cover the entire gamut of the food and hospitality sector, with products and services relating to food, beverages, agriculture and fisheries, ingredients and seasonings, and many more.
Highlights of the exhibition are the national pavilions of India, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, Vietnam and South Africa as well as a dedicated Omani products pavilion featuring the leading food brands in Oman.
A free-to-attend conference on food safety will provide relevant insights and current information from key industry players and experts. Food and Hospitality Oman Exhibition is open from 10 am to 7 pm will end on October 16, 2019.