After a successful run of its Visayas and Mindanao editions last July in Cebu, the Hotel and Foodservice Suppliers Show – formerly known as the Hotel Suppliers Show – is going to the SMX Convention Center Manila in Pasay City this September 21 to 23.
The overarching goal of the show is to serve as a premier platform that brings together professionals and businesses from the hospitality and foodservice industries. It will facilitate networking, showcase a diverse range of products and services relevant to these sectors, and provide a space for industry professionals to discover new trends, innovations, and opportunities that can enhance their businesses. Ultimately, the goal is to promote growth, collaboration, and excellence within the hospitality and foodservice industries.
Alongside its major rebrand is the expansion of its value architecture by partnering with Mayani, the country’s leading agri-fisheries platform working with farmers and fisherfolks, to underscore the event’s championing of the local agri-food sector and its large part in the supply chains of the hotel and foodservice industries.
“Partnering with Mayani and supporting the farm-to-table movement can yield several significant advantages for the event. It makes us more relevant to today’s industry trends and consumer preferences by showcasing products and services that cater to the growing demand for local, sustainable, and fresh food options,” says Patrick Lawrence Tan, Chief Executive Officer of Global Link MP, the event’s chief proponent and organizer.
Initially founded as an agri-ecommerce player with a supply base in Calabarzon focusing on lowland produce, Mayani now carries a multitude of agri-food categories linked to the broad supply chain requirements of hotel brands and restaurant chains: highland and lowland vegetables, grains, eggs, dairy, poultry, seasonal fruits, and sustainably-caught seafood.
It boosts crop and catch marketability of smallholder farmers and fisherfolks coming from different regions in Luzon, including communities in the fishing province of Palawan and highland crop growers of Northern Mindanao.
Tan points out that the involvement of Mayani can encourage networking and collaboration between suppliers, chefs, and restaurant owners – potentially leading to partnerships and new business opportunities within the farm-to-table ecosystem.
With the easing of pandemic-related travel restrictions, the tourism and hospitality space is now demonstrating rapid recovery. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the share of the Tourism Direct Gross Value Added to the country’s gross domestic product is at 6.2% or P1.38 trillion in 2022 – thereby signifying revitalization of local economies surrounding key tourist spots and the comeback of increasing occupancy rates among hotels.
This upturn momentum permeates the food service industry with its revenues registering $8.37 billion in 2021 according to Statista. Technical seminars and industry outlook talks will touch on these developments in the Hotel and Foodservice Suppliers Show. Attendees can register for free via event.hotelandfoodservicesuppliersshow.com