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Eight Month Countdown to the Show that Innovates, Elevates, and Demonstrates – Hostex 2024

The much-anticipated HOSTEX 2024, Africa’s leading food, drink, and hospitality trade expo since 1986, is preparing for a bumper year, with nine months until it opens its doors to connect the industry once again. Taking place from 3rd to 5th March 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre, the expo is set to unveil the latest trends and developments in these sectors, all under one roof.

HOSTEX is a renowned platform for suppliers of products and services to the food & beverage, hospitality, catering, and retail sectors. It’s an opportunity for businesses to connect with potential clients, demonstrate their latest offerings, and stay informed about industry trends. Over the years, HOSTEX has gained the reputation as a hub of innovation and opportunity, consistently delivering a showcase that goes above and beyond expectations.

The 2024 expo is segmented into six value-adding districts, each focusing on different aspects of these industries. The districts include Equipment Africa, Food & Drink Africa, Tea & Coffee Africa, Contract Furnishings Africa, Technology Africa, and the newly introduced Sustainability Africa.

“HOSTEX 2024 is also proud to announce an expansion of our floor space with the debut of The Wine Bar, welcoming manufacturers, oenologists, wine growers, and producers, technologists, importers, and exporters as first-time exhibitors,” says Mark Anderson, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions.

Confirmed exhibitors, such as Importalia, RFG Foods, Vulcan Catering & Bakery Equipment, Ambience Hospitality Brands, Core Catering Supplies, Sime Darby Oils, and Adriatic Ship Supply & Trading Company, are testaments to the confidence in HOSTEX’s ability to connect buyers and sellers in a dynamic, vibrant setting.

As in previous years, HOSTEX has partnered with industry associations including the SA Chefs Association, Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA), Guest House Association of South Africa (GHASA), SANHA, FEDHASA, RASA, Sustainable Tourism Partnership Programme (STPP), National Accommodation Association (NAA), and more, to attract a diversified and targeted audience.

Visitor attractions such as demonstrations and competitions by the SA Chefs Association, the National Barista Championship from SCASA, and the Coffee Market are designed to attract high quality visitors and the opportunity to network.

“HOSTEX 2024 offers suppliers an unmissable chance to gain the advantage, connect with decision-makers, and launch their innovations. We invite you to join us in March 2024 for three days of insightful experiences, enriching connections, and a unique opportunity to grow your business,” concludes Anderson.

Don’t miss out on the industry’s leading biennial event – book your stand at HOSTEX 2024 today. Go to or contact Jacky Talling on or 073 475 2483.

Since its inception in 1986, HOSTEX has become a leading expo for food, drink, and hospitality professionals across Africa. The show provides an unmatched platform for industry leaders, innovators, and decision-makers to gather, share insights, and do business. For more information, please visit


Equipment for Africa from Ambience Hospitality Brands


Talented baristas showcasing their skills in the SCASA Barista Championship


Vulcan Catering & Baker Equipment will be returning to Hostex 2024


David Nourse of The French Press discussing juicing with Chef Adrian Vigus Brown


Chef Peter Hallmanns in The SA Chefs Skillery, demonstrating butchery skills


Chefs demonstrating Adriatic equipment

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