07 May - 09 May 2017

Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Sun - Mon: 9h30 - 17h00
Tue: 9h30 - 16h00

Five-In-One Menu

The Drinks Cabinet
The Drinks Cabinet
Contract Furnishing Africa
Contract Furnishing Africa
Tea and Coffee Africa
Tea and Coffee Africa

Africa's Leading Hospitality & Food Service Expo

Whether they're front-of-house, back-of-house, doing turn-downs, managing revenue or handling procurement, your key buyers have been visiting HOSTEX for up to 30 years.

A recipe for success

  • Where industry meets
  • A brand with a 30 year heritage
  • A platform for innovation
  • 10 000+ targeted visitors in 3 days
  • Attracts decision-makers *
* More than 80% of visitors make or influence purchasing decisions


Home & Catering Supplies has been exhibiting at Hostex since 2005. We started with a 4m2 stand and this year we had a 110m2 stand. The reason we’re exhibiting this year is to showcase the newly launched Home & Catering product ranges for the hospitality industry.

Lindsey Jacobs, Home & Catering Supplies

We've been exhibiting at Hostex for many years and we’re hoping to once again target people in the hotel and catering industry to use our new products and innovations.

Trudy Liebenberg, Franke Kitchen Systems


The who's who of the hospitality and food service industries come to do business:

  • General Managers | F&B Managers | Chefs | Housekeepers | Buyers
  • Representing leading industry players like Air Chefs | Anglo American | BCE Foodservice & Catering Equipment | Department of Correctional Services | Hilton Hotel | Michelangelo Hotel | Nestle | Nespresso | Ocean Basket | SA Navy | Spur | Sun International | Shoprite | Tsogo Sun | Unilever Food Solutions | Vulcan Catering Equipment | Wimpy | Woolworths.

Africa's International Food & Drink Event

A Montgomery event.

Now in its fourth year, IFEA is a multi-national expo that gives buyers the opportunity to see what the South African and international food and drink industries have to offer.

  • The only global trade event of its kind on the African continent.
  • Brings together the world’s leading food and drink brands - but that's not all!
  • A showcase of local producers and leading African brands.
  • A meeting place of retail and foodservice buyers, importers, distributors and wholesalers from across the continent.


  • A QUALITY VISITOR - representing some of the most prestigious, influential and largest buyers of food and drink products in Africa
  • TRADE VISITORS from the retail, hospitality, restaurant, catering, wholesale and other related markets
  • These include BUYERS from Shoprite Checkers | Pick 'n Pay | Spar | Engen | Food Lover's Market | McDonald's | Tsogo Sun | Holiday Inn | Hilton Worldwide | Bidvest | Seattle Coffee | Michelangelo Hotel | Mugg & Bean | Famous Brands | The Maslow Hotel | Tsogo Sun | Wimpy | Doppio Zero | Cresta Hotels | Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant | Thyme on Nicol | The Saxon Hotel, and many more.


  • Face-to-face interaction
  • International pavilions with exhibitors from 27 countries
  • Direct path to sourcing global and local food and beverage products and services for the Pan African market
  • The right visitor

There's no better platform for buyers to see, touch, taste and smell your product.

It was a hugely successful show for us! We ran out of sample product within the first two days and made some fantastic leads into Botswana, Nigeria and Mozambique.

Hazel Avishay, FTA Wheatees

We had a great show with lots of interest from overseas visitors and we can’t wait to follow up with them.

James Allan, Karan Beef
The Drinks Cabinet

Quenching Africa's Unrelenting Thirst for Quality Spirits & Drinks

The Drinks Cabinet has been created to accommodate the ever-growing and constantly evolving drinks market in South Africa and the African continent. It will include soft drinks, beer, craft beer, ciders, spirits and wine.

The Drinks Cabinet will give producers, brewers, distillers and brand owners an opportunity to engage with thousands of industry decision makers from restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, cafés as well as the continent’s leading retailers.

It's all about quality

Pitted by the Shaker Bar Drinks Theatre & Lab, visitors will be able to stay ahead of the curve with industry leading trends and up their game by getting a certificate with onsite training courses. This new section of the show is not to be missed!

Contract Furnishing Africa

Bringing Design, Passion & Ideas to Reality

Contract Furnishing Africa will cover all furnishings for retail stores, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops or bars.

Visitors will be able to experience both indoor & outdoor furniture, décor & lighting, and everything in between! Beds, bedding, towelling, linen, floor coverings soft & hard, wall covering, interior design and guest amenities

The central feature for this area will be a fully made up Live Room to showcase Contract Furnishing in actual use.

Tea & Coffee Africa

Calling all caffeine addicts and tea connoisseurs

Calling all caffeine addicts and tea connoisseurs - look no further for taste sensations and barista action than Tea & Coffee Africa.

Tea & Coffee Africa provides an aromatic platform for producers and distributors of hot beverages to showcase their products - with a number of attractions designed to draw visitors to the expo.

Providing the platform for Speciality Coffee Association of South Africa (SCASA) to present the Gauteng regionals and national finals of the South African Barista Championships, as well as the Cup Tasters Event and the popular Latte Art Championships, Tea & Coffee Africa is a hub of constant activity and delicious aromas.

A showcase of the finest in hot beverage offerings - an arena characterised by a myriad of players, products and services and the potential to generate strong sales revenue with the right partner - Tea & Coffee Africa is your go-to point for everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this thriving sector.