Doha, - The second edition of Hospitality Qatar 2016 will kick off in Doha from 18 to 20 October at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

The show, licensed by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), will be one of the premier hospitality-related events in the region. The exhibition, welcoming 5 national pavilions, will bring thousands of visitors from around the globe to meet more than 132 exhibitors from 10 countries. The event will provide a progressive platform for Hospitality, Hotels, Restaurants, and Cafes operators to showcase their latest products and build new business opportunities.

Commenting on the show, George Ayache, IFP Qatar's General Manager, stated: "Hospitality Qatar 2016 represents Qatar's largest exposition for Hotels, Restaurants, and Cafes. These sectors are expanding at such a rapid rate, that the interest in this years show has reached all-time high levels." Emphasizing on Hospitality Qatar's educational side, Ayache also mentioned a number of workshops to take place during the exhibition: "We have a number of key hospitality topics taking place simultaneously with the show which will be facilitated by some of the regions top experts. The subjects to be discussed include: Qatar's hotel and tourism market overview, Hospitality's role in achieving QNV 2030, grading and classification systems in Hospitality, and several more".

Ayache concluded by discussing Hospitality Qatar's concurrent event, Salon Culinaire. "This year, the Salon Culinaire will include 17 categories such as: fruit and ice curving, live cooking, mocktail competition, chocolate showpiece, novelty cake, five course set menu, and many others. International and regional juries will supervise the competition in coordination with Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) and World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). More than 250 chefs from various 5, 4 and 3-star hotels and restaurants have already confirmed their participation".

Source: Qatar News Agency