30 July 2017

Leading hospitality suppliers from around the world will be in Maldives for the forthcoming Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives 2017 (FHAM) for the largest food and hospitality event that will take place from August 8 to 10th in Dhaarubaruge, Male. It will be inaugurated by the Minister of Economic Development Hon. Mohamed Saeed.

In addition to the exhibition, events included in its agenda comprise of the Culinary Challenge - Barista Competition - Bed Making & Decorating Competition - Mocktail Championship - Industrial Seminar - Business Gathering and the Award Ceremony 

Organized by Dhivehi Expo Services together with event partners CDC Events & Travels Pvt. Ltd., FHAM is the only event endorsed by the Chefs’ Guild of Maldives and organized in collaboration with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka.

Managing Director, Mr. Mohamed Ajmal of Dhivehi Expo Services stated, “FHAM brings a new focus to the hospitality industry. A forum such as this brings a wealth of opportunity for owners, managers and suppliers in terms of connecting with each other, engaging new contacts, generating business for gaining essential insight and knowledge. Dhivehi Expo Services is pleased to be a part of it. Most importantly this event focusses on how to improve guest experiences, enable closer customer engagement and increase bookings and revenue. Top national and international suppliers have signed up to showcase hospitality products for restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels, right through to food & beverage service outlets.” 

“With more than 100 trade stalls and an anticipated 4000 attendees over three days, we look forward to welcoming thousands of visitors to come enjoy the show and savor the experience, To have so many decision makers under one roof will enable participating companies to gain multiple leads that turn into deals,’ stated the MD of Lily International, Mr. Amir Mansoor.

FHAM 2017 offers an unparalleled opportunity for local and foreign buyers and suppliers to Maldives to “Display, Promote, Sell, Shop, Discover, and Explore the latest products, services and trends in the tourism industry, ranging from the finest and most unique food ingredients and products, to food service equipment, hotel amenities and software solutions.

Chefs will compete at the International Culinary Challenge fostered by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) and will take place concurrently with the exhibition. A record breaking number of 500 chefs from over 75 Resorts, Hotels and Restaurants in Maldives & the Region will vie for the titles. It is the only event endorsed by the Chefs Guild of Maldives and the Chefs Guild of Lanka.

Over 4,000 attendees including exhibitors, industry experts, decision makers, trade seminar speakers, delegates, judges, competitors and members of the local and foreign media will be present.

Dhivehi Expo Services is an organization established by the pioneers of the Exhibition, Conference and Special Event Industry in Maldives with the vision of catering to the growing demand for such events in Maldives. Dhivehi Expo Services works hand in hand together with CDC Events & Travels, a regional organizer with a global perspective and backed by extensive projects carried out in Seychelles, Dubai and India.

FHAM 2017 is proud to announce Lily International as the Principal Sponsor & Nestle’ as the Platinum Sponsor of the Culinary Challenge.