Successful completion of FHAM 2017 brings new focus to the Hospitality Industry in the Maldives

31 August 2017

Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives 2017 (FHAM) - the largest hospitality event in the Maldives was successfully concluded at Dhaarubaruge, Male from August 7th to 10th. It created the ideal platform for potential investors, tour operators, buyers, and developers from leading Resorts, Hotels and Restaurant names in the industry.

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

Principal Sponsor for FHAM 2017 once again is Lily International, and Platinum Sponsor Culinary challenge – Nestle Professional.

Mr. Mohamed Ajmal, Managing Director of Dhivehi Expo Services, said: “A forum such as this brings a wealth of opportunity for owners, managers and suppliers in terms of connecting with each other, meeting new contacts, generating business but also for gaining essential insight and knowledge share, and FHAM is pleased to be a part of it. We are very excited to have brought such a fantastic industry event to Maldives. Tourism growth is dependent upon having the right infrastructure and understanding the direction of the market worldwide.”

He added, “The new show provides a platform for local and international hospitality industry to come together here, in Maldives, to discuss future opportunities as well as challenges. It will bring a renewed energy and focus on this exceptional continent.”

The event served as a useful boost to the tourist industry across the region and FHAM is a major step in bringing Maldives to the attention of the world’s hospitality influencers, contributing to the Maldivian economy and creating jobs and bringing in foreign investment. FHAM underscores the fact that there are many opportunities still to be realized. The Show is a direct recognition of the sector’s potential and Maldives is the ideal location for the event, offering a gateway to the tourist market in the region.