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Hostex 2024 officially launches at three-month countdown briefing

Hostex 2024 celebrated its official launch during an exhibitor briefing that marked the three-month countdown to the industry’s leading food, drink, and hospitality expo. The event was attended by industry associations, media, and exhibitors.

In a demonstration of Hostex’s steadfast support for the industry it has been part of for nearly four decades, the expo proudly sponsored the Coffee Magazine Awards. At this prestigious event, Hostex presented the award for Coffee Instructor of the Year to Hayley Arendse of Origin Coffee, highlighting the expo’s commitment to acknowledging and fostering talent within the coffee industry.

As the countdown to Hostex 2024 continues, industry professionals and enthusiasts are encouraged to pre-register now for convenient access to the expo that promises to be the epicentre of food, drink, and hospitality innovation in 2024. The expo, which takes place from Sunday, 3 March, to Tuesday, 5 March 2024, at Sandton Convention Centre, will once again be an immersive experience filled with cutting-edge technology, trends, and innovations across six dedicated districts.

“We are delighted to report that we are almost fully sold out, with only a few stands still available,” says Mark Anderson, Portfolio Director at Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “Hostex 2024 will be jam-packed with new and returning exhibitors and visitors can look forward to engaging with industry giants like Unilever Professional, Vulcan Catering & Bakery Equipment, Rhodes Food Group, Importalia, GAAP, and Core Catering, as well as discovering offerings from SMMEs and new market entrants, such as Matomani, Hive Energy Drinks, Funky Ouma, and Lutosa Belgian Fries.”

Hostex 2024 will be bringing back the attractions that the industry has come to know and love, as well as a new feature – the Wine Bar:

  • SA Chefs Skillery: Witness culinary magic and connect in the SA Chefs kitchen.
  • Coffee Championships: Top baristas compete for career-changing recognition.
  • Industry Hub: Engage in interactive talks, knowledge-sharing, and presentations.
  • New Product Display: Discover the latest innovations from exhibitors.
  • The Wine Bar: A new wine zone featuring top wine producers and products.

The Industry Hub, a free-to-attend seminar theatre, offers insights to help attendees innovATE, elevATE, and demonstrATE, with themed days including Taste of Tomorrow (Sunday), Hospitality Horizons (Monday), and Design & Deliver (Tuesday).

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the future of food, drink, and hospitality at Hostex 2024 on 3 to 5 March from 09h30 to 16h30 daily at Sandton Convention Centre. The 2024 expo is segmented into six districts – Equipment Africa, Food & Drink Africa, Tea & Coffee Africa, Contract Furnishings Africa, Technology Africa, and Sustainability Africa. Pre-register now at Entry is free for trade professionals.

Follow Hostex on social media for updates and information:

  • Facebook – @hostexza
  • Instagram – @hostex_2024
  • X – @Hostex_
  • LinkedIn – @hostex-2024



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

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Hostex 2024 is the show that innovates, elevates and demonstrates

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The Hostex 2024 team – Keraysha Pillay (Senior Marketing Manager), Lerato Nako (Event Manager), Charlene Hefer (Portfolio Director), Emmanuel Patty (Operations Director), Yonwaba Somi (Operations Manager), Dee Miloa (Marketing Co-Ordinator), Gary Corin (Managing Director) and Mark Anderson (Portfolio Director)

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Unilever Professional will be returning to Hostex in 2024

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Alternative protein sources from Matomani

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GAAP will be returning to Hostex in 2024

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GAAP team demonstrating new technology at Hostex 2022

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Enviromall’s green packaging at Hostex 2022

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Vulcan demonstrating the application of their exceptional range of equipment in 2022

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