Food&HotelVietnam2011 Post Show Report

Food&HotelVietnam2011 Post Show Report

A Truly International Food and Hospitality Trade Event Serving Vietnam

The 6th edition Food&HotelVietnam2011 was a resounding success in all aspects and has reaffirmed its position as the largest and truly international trade event for the food and hospitality industry in Vietnam. The 3-day show, held at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center from 28 to 30 September 2011, saw a whopping 9,860 trade visitors from 49 countries and regions. Competitions including the Vietnam Barista Competition, Vietnam Culinary Challenge and the inaugural Vietnam Best Sommelier Competition added on a new level of excitement to the already buzzy show floor. Delegates also expressed that the FHV Conference organised by Vinalab has exceeded expectations and gave an additional dimension to their visit to FHV. Over 50 members of the press were present and provided the show with extensive coverage that span across the print media, broadcast media and the internet.

A bird-eye view capturing a portion of the record-breaking 8,880sqm exhibition.

The press conference held on Day 1 of the show was well attended by both the
local and overseas media.

373 exhibitors put up interesting products that kept the visitors occupied.


An international event with so many exhibitors from across the globe and so much to see, it is no wonder that a record 9,860 trade visitors flocked to be part of the action at Food&HotelVietnam2011. This is an overwhelming increase of 26.7% over the previous edition held in the year 2009.

Below is a breakdown of visitors by regions:

Region No. of Visitors Percentage
Vietnam – South 8,641 87.63%
Vietnam – North 196 1.99%
Vietnam – Middle Land and Central Highland 417 4.23%
Cambodia 75 0.76%
Others (International):
Afghanistan, American Samoa, Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America 531 5.39%
Total 9,860 100.00%

Food&HotelVietnam2011 has gained strong recognition and support from the local food and hospitality community as the most established international trade event for the industry in Vietnam. From just 51 buyer delegations in the previous edition, Food&HotelVietnam2011 welcomed 99 buyer delegations who came to hunt for quality products and supplies to enhance their business propositions. They included decision-makers, specifiers and purchasers from Cong Ty Golf Palm Song Be, Diamond Place Convention Center, Jollibee Vietnam Company Limited, Les Celliers D'Asie Vietnam Co, Saigon Tourist Holding Company, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Shop & Go JSC, Starcity Saigon Hotel, Vietnam Air Caterers, and more…

The buyer delegation from Sammy Hotel includes its Director, F&B Manager,
Chief Engineer and Housekeeping Manager.

The buyer delegation from Rex Hotel includes its General Manager,
Directors, Executive Housekeeper and staff from its Purchasing Department.

The buyer delegation from Phnom Penh, Cambodia was made up of
decision makers and purchasers from hotels, supermarket, bakery and airline caterer.

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