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

Visiting Food & Hospitality Africa 2017

What's On The Menu To Attract Visitors?

  • Free seminars by top industry speakers at HOST-ED
  • Leading culinary competitions in The Competition Zone
  • Demonstrations in The Skillery by SA Chefs
  • Pizza creations in the Global Pizza Challenge
  • Baristas in the SCASA's Barista Championship
  • Innovative products in the New Products Display
  • Tea & Coffee Africa
  • Culinary art displays by SA Cake Decorators Guild
  • Discounts on flights from SAA
  • Special deals from Uber
  • High-level industry breakfast with top speakers

International know-how and global expertise will be applied to present cutting-edge attractions designed to whet your target market’s appetite and bring them directly to you, including:



Covering a wide range of topics of particular interest to visitors across the full spectrum of the food, drink, foodservice and hospitality sectors, Host-ED is your chance to gain insights into the trends, technologies and tactics of the future. Located on the floor of the expo and with seats at no cost on a first-come-first-served basis, the Host-ED seminars take place daily from 7 to 9 May 2017. Make sure your visit to Food & Hospitality Africa is timed to take advantage of the topics of greatest interest to you - be inspired, motivated, educated and informed with Host-ED.

Free Seminars By Top Industry Speakers

Some of the topics you can look forward to in the popular free-to-attend HOST-ED Theatre:

  • The rise of quick service: implications for retail, restaurateurs and hospitality.
  • The future of food: 2017 - 2030.
  • The proposed National Liquor Amendment Bill - implications and ramifications.
  • Consumer is King! Demystifying Millennial’s in the food & beverage industry.
  • Innovative new product development: creating food and beverages fit for the future.
Download the Seminar Programme!

Seminar Programme

7 May 2017Sunday

10h00 Transforming the future of food: 2017 – 2030 View Decription
10h30 Grading SA hotels View Decription
11h00 2017 Economic outlook – implications for the SA food & hospitality industry View Decription
12h00 Use it or Lose it? Trends 2017 - 2018 View Decription
13h00 Follow the money: Opportunities in food & beverage NPD View Decription
14h00 Ethical eating: The conscious shift in consumer mindsets drving purchase decisions within the food industry View Decription
15h00 Halaal - Understanding the intricacies View Decription

8 May 2017Monday

10h00 Finding the gap for change, thriving in changing industries View Decription
10h30 How to grow turnover through exceptional service View Decription
11h00 The business of food & hospitality: 5 trends each SME owner needs to watch out for View Decription
12h00 Simple & Snappy: The rise of quick service and shifts in customer traffic View Decription
13h00 Conversations on social media & influencers View Decription
14h00 Culinary mastery: Show stoppers defining SA’S top Restaurants View Decription
15h00 Setting the scene: The guilt free approach to sustainable sourcing View Decription

9 May 2017 Tuesday

10h00 The DTI’s 2017 road map for growth in the South African food, beverage and hospitality industry View Decription
10h30 The Sugar Tax Conundrum – Sweet deal or bitter consequences? View Decription
11h00 Consumer sovereignty: Demystifying the millennial medley in food & beverage consumption View Decription
12h00 PROPOSED FOOD LABELING REGULATIONS: Implications for the hospitality, food & beverage value chain. View Decription
12h00 The proposed national Liquor Amendment Act: Industry implications View Decription
13h00 SA hospitality outlook: Is a growth spurt in sight? View Decription
14h00 The SA food and beverage market: Where are we headed? View Decription
15h00 Exporting products for growing consumer markets: The launchpad toolkit View Decription

*Programme subject to change. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

NAA Workshop

NAA Workshop

NAA Workshop Programme
New Products Display

New Products Display

Your one-stop New Product Showcase - a display featuring the latest, greatest and most innovative products from the top exhibitors at Food & Hospitality Africa. If you've got limited time to see the show, this should be your first stop en route to identifying which stands to visit at the expo. Check out our glass-enclosed product displays and find out what's hip, happening and hitting the spot in the retail, wholesale and foodservice sectors.

The Skillery

The Skillery

Be inspired by celebrity chef demos and sizzling competition action. Make sure you plan some networking time in this hub of activity as the South African Chefs Association serves up their renowned hospitality, and a taste of the art and science of cookery.

National Barista Champs

National Barista Champs

The Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) recently announced the host venues for the next 2 year coffee competitions cycles, and the BIG NEWS is that Hostex, powering Food & Hospitality Africa 2017, will be hosting the most prestigious event of the year – The 2016/2017 Nationals for Barista, Latte Art and Cup tasters Championships

SA Cake Decorators Guild

SA Cake Decorators Guild

Showcase of the exquisite works of Sugar art created by members of the Guild. Please add some pics if possible.Visit their website.

The Competition Zone

With cook-offs by the likes of City & Guilds, Excella, Lucky Star, McCain Foods and Unilever Food Solutions, expect to see the hottest of the hot coming out to show off their skill. Come along to learn and be inspired by the sheer talent of SA's chefs.