Home to 39 Michelin star restaurants, Singapore is a leading culinary destination in Asia with a vibrant dining and cocktail bar landscape,. Despite its small land mass and limited agricultural output, the local food industry is thriving and positioning itself as a growing food innovation hub in Asia contributing $4.3bn to Singapore’s GDP.
On the event side, 2019 kicks off a 3-year partnership Singapore inked with the 50 Best Brand where the city state will be the first Asian host of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2019 on June 25. Singapore will also host two more instalments of the Asian Bar Awards in 2019/20 followed by the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards in 2021. A special edition of the thought-leader talk series, #50BestTalks will be held on June 23 2019 where leaders in gastronomy will discuss topical issues and outline their vision for the future of food .
From ingredients, products and packaging, Singapore is the hub in Asia for businesses to connect, source and discover the latest in food innovation and products for the HoReCa industry.. Beyond Food & Hotel Asia, the mega food show held biennially over 110,000sqm, Singapore will host over 10 specialised B2B food and beverage events in 2019.
With emerging food trends and changing consumer demand, event organisers are introducing new content and specialised shows catering to niche sectors like nutraceuticals (Vitafoods Asia 2019), halal foods (Singapore Halal Food Trade Exhibition 2019) and superfoods (Superfoods Asia 2019), allowing delegates and buyers to easily source for new products to meet their needs.
Speciality and Fine Foods 2019, now into its 3rd edition, focuses on gourmet and artisanal products while newly launched Equip & Dine Asia will enable restaurateurs to discover the latest solutions and trends in experiential dining. Food Japan 2019, ASEAN’s largest dedicated showcase of Japanese F&B is back for its 8th edition with over 200 Japanese exhibitors.
If you are in the F&B trade or food manufacturing business, make plans for Singapore as we highlight the top F&B Conferences and Exhibitions to discover the latest products, meet new contacts and learn from the industry’s best and brightest in Asia.
See you in Singapore!
*Featured image courtesy of Montgomery Asia – Speciality and Fine Foods Asia