KUWAIT: Following the remarkable success achieved by Horeca 2016 that was held last January, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman AlHumoud Al-Sabah is set to patronize the opening of the Horeca 2017 exhibition. The event, organized by Leaders Group Company for Consultancy and Development in cooperation with Hospitality Services Company, takes place at the Mishref International Fairgrounds in the period of January 16-18, 2017. On this occasion, Leaders Group’s General Manager Nabila AlAnjeri said added that over 80 percent of the space allocated for the exhibition had already been booked by major companies in the fields of hospitality, hotels and food services, in addition to companies specialized in cargo, shipping, transport and gas. She added that the
exhibition presents real privatepublic partnership opportunities, which support strategic tourism projects. Those plans should also serve the ultimate goal of turning Kuwait into a touristic destination that provides various types of tourism for recreation, commercial exchange, investment and holding international conferences and sports championships, in addition to supporting small and medium projects and providing more job opportunities for Kuwaiti youth. Further, Anjeri stressed that the great trust expressed by sponsors and participants made the organizing committee hold this year’s exhibition at the Mishref Fairground where larger areas are available to meet the growing demand on participation. Anjeri added that the organizing committee is very keen on maintaining previous successes, adding that it plans to hold a cook
ing competition this year as well with participation of over 250 chefs from Kuwait and other countries around the world. “In view of the constant expansion in restaurants and the hospitality sector in Kuwait and the fact that we now have over 5,000 restaurants ( one restaurant per 670 persons), the hospitality sector must be scientifically developed by experts who find this is possible through Horeca,” Al-Anjeri added noting that the huge number of participating companies enriches the exhibition. Anjeri also stressed that the projected increase of hotel rooms in Kuwait to over 12,000 by 2018 add to the significance of Horeca Kuwait, and call for more cooperation. Finally, Anjeri thanked all sponsors and stressed that Leaders Group and Hospitality Services do appreciate the trust they had shown in Horeca for the sixth con
secutive year. She also thanked the over 70 companies who had so far registered to take part in the exhibition.