Hospitality Services from Lebanon and Universal Business Solutions from Kuwait have announced that the third edition of Horeca, the hospitality and foodservice event, will take place from May 27 to 29.
This third edition is a continuation of the resounding success witnessed by last edition’s exhibition. This year, Horeca has moved to Safir Conference Hall, in order to provide for the large number of expected visitors and participants.
This year the event will host companies from Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, UAE, KSA, Oman, and Bahrain.
Organisers said that Kuwaiti hotels will double their capacity by adding more than five new hotels this year. This reflects the development of the hospitality industry in Kuwait and indicates that a larger number of participants and visitors are expected to take part in Horeca Kuwait.
A noticeable number of companies have shown interest in sponsoring the event, thus raising the level standard and confirming Horeca as the leading annual meeting place in the hotel and restaurant sector.
Joumana Salamé, managing director of Hospitality Services, which has organised Horeca Lebanon since 1994 and IHF Jordan since 2000, said the company gives vast importance to the organization of Horeca Kuwait, given the various positive signs in the country.
Rabee Baadarani, general manager of Universal Business Solutions added that Kuwaiti hotels are ranked amongst the highest in terms of occupancies & room rates in the region. Kuwait’s government is deploying a lot of effort to activate the tourism sector, and is setting several plans and policies in order to encourage foreign investment. The second edition of Horeca-Kuwait attracted 66 hospitality and foodservice companies who represented 210 agencies and products.
Meanwhile, the 14th edition of Horeca Lebanon ended with a staggering 15,000 visitors from Lebanon and from across the Middle East. One of the Forum’s highlight this year was the promotion of Lebanese small and medium sized businesses, business service providers, producer groups and cooperatives, and herders, farmers & milk transporters. This initiative, entitled The Action for Sustainable Agro-Industry in Lebanon (ASAIL), has been developed by NGO ACDI/VOCA and financed by USAID.