08 Aug

FHM 2019 Set To Dazzle This September At Kualal Lumpur Convention Center

The 15th Malaysian International Exhibition of Food, Drinks, Hotel, Restaurant & Foodservice
Equipment, Supplies, Services and Related Technology is all set to take place from 24 to 27
September.


Also known as Food and Hotel Malaysia 2019 (FHM 2019), the event, which aims to catalyze the development of the food and hospitality industries in Malaysia, will cover 22,000 square meters of space at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with 1500 participating brands /
companies from 50 countries and 10 Country/National Pavilions. The four-day mega event is expected to draw more 28,000 trade visitors related to the food and hospitality industries from around the world, cementing the country’s position as a food and beverage hub of
international repute.


Packed with conference programs, technical seminars, educational talks, cooking demonstrations and displays of various types and ranges of products and services FHM 2019 promises to be bigger and better, compared to preceding installments of the show. The trade event will leverage key tech-driven strategies, with a keen realization that strategic acquisitions are essential to ensure that this competitive marketplace remains current.

Participants can look forward to a myriad of opportunities for growing food and hospitality businesses while enabling industry players to stay on top of changing customer needs such as keeping in touch with the next generation of food production and understanding the ever
demanding preferences of millennial consumers.


“Every edition we promise a bigger and better showcase than the one before and FHM 2019 is certainly gearing up to be quite unlike any other installments in this series which resulted in a considerable take-up of additional hall space compared to previous shows,” said Mr. Gerard
Leeuwenburgh, Country GM of Informa Markets Malaysia on behalf of the organizers.

“An ideal avenue for companies targeting the Malaysian market, this is the only platform that offers participants direct access to crucial buyers from the hotel, restaurant and foodservice industries, bringing them the tools to sustain and expand their businesses. Our track record
certainly speaks for itself and I am pleased to say that FHM 2019 is expected to see transactions taking place over the three days estimated to be between RM1.8 billion to RM2.2 billion – more than any other installment in this series,” he added.


Among the new features of FHM 2019 are an Agriculture Pavilion and the highly anticipated Robotic Food Zone, alluding to the adaption of new technologies which have the demonstrated ability to increase productivity and efficiency levels in the industry. As in previous shows, FHM 2019 will once again be held alongside Culinaire Malaysia, where the crème-de-la-crème of Malaysia’s top chefs will compete in the “Malaysian Battle of the Chefs”. Culinaire Malaysia features over 1,500 entries and an assemblage of more than 1,000culinary professionals, showcasing a stunning display of skills and talents in various disciplines and categories.


Also being held concurrently with FHM 2019 are the high profile In4Tec Food Innovation conferences, which will include a plethora of conferences, among them the Food Innovation Conference 2019, Persidangan Inovasi Makanan Tempatan 2019, China-Malaysia Agri-Food,

Visit Malaysia 2020 & Beyond Conference, Malaysian Farm to Fork & Durian Conference,
Persidangan Pengusaha Makanan 2019, Wilayah Persekutuan, Food Truck Malaysia 2019 and
the Food and Beverage Entrepreneurship Skills Training. The In4Tec Food Innovation
Conferences are also supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based and Ministry of
Federal Territories.


Other highlights which participants can look forward to at FHM 2019 are the B2B business
matching sessions, a VIP Buyers hosted program for top buyers across the ASEAN-region
and live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs which leverages on the FHM tradition of
collaborating with world-renowned chefs at previous shows.


“With its multifaceted and all-encompassing character, there will certainly be something for
anyone and everyone related to the food, beverage and hospitality industries, making FHM
2019 a truly unique event in itself that is definitely not to be missed,” said Mr. Leeuwenburgh.
FHM 2019 also comes at an opportune time as the country gears up for Visit Malaysia Year
2020. In 2020 Malaysia expects to see 30 million tourist arrivals, who will spend an estimated
RM100 billion. FHM 2019 therefore certainly accelerates Malaysia’s preparedness to meet
these demands while promoting entrepreneurship at every level in an inclusive manner,” said
Mr. Leeuwenburgh.


Organised by Informa Markets, Malaysia FHM 2019 is endorsed by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and is supported by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), and The Malaysian Food & Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA).

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