IHF 2005 to be biggest ever


With exhibition space up by 40 per cent over the previous year, stronger international and regional participation and an expanded programme of events and competitions, the 5th International Hospitality Forum (IHF), which will take place from September 20-22 at Marj Al Hamam, promises to be an event for industry professionals.

The business-to-business trade show will encompass every possible aspect of the industry including food and beverage, food processing machinery; hotel, refrigeration and food service equipment; baking products and equipment to hotel supplies, furniture, decorative items, uniforms, gym and spa equipment, education, maintenance and hygiene and hospitality information systems.
Due to the remarkable investment in tourism, hospitality and leisure projects that is under way in Jordan many former international exhibitors have expanded their exhibition space and a lot more have joined the show for the first time. The US and Italy have expanded their national pavilions by more than six times, the South Africans have doubled in size, and Australia makes its debut in the show. Other regional pavilions include a large participation from Lebanon representing a wide range of products. IHF 2005 will also attract many Iraqi businessmen to visit the three-day event through a hosted-buyer programme. In addition, as Jordan is acting as the regional hub for business activities for Iraq, many Iraqi visitors are expected to visit the show.