KUWAIT: Leaders Group Company for Consulting and Development announced more hospitality, catering and hotel equipment companies that have so far announced their intention to take part in HORECA Kuwait 2017 exhibition, which is due to be held early next year. In this regard, Azzad Trading Group’s Chairman Abdullah Al-Nafisi said that this year’s exhibition is the fifth in which his company participates as a sponsor. He also stressed that HORECA had proved the significance of specialized exhibitions in promoting trade exchanges among companies, as well as highlighting this vital line that is closely related to Kuwait’s development, housing projects and touristic plans. He added that the exhibition would be the largest gathering of specialized people under one roof. Speaking about his group, Nafisi said that it is one of the biggest ‘full line’ suppliers to hotels and restaurants in Kuwait. he added that it was established in 1994 and became one Kuwait’s largest suppliers to hotels, restaurants and catering companies. Moreover, Nafisi called for facilitating goods importing procedures in terms of customs and food testing labs in order to help improve the hotels and catering sector. HORECA Kuwait 2017 is organized in collaboration with the Hospitality Services Company under auspices of the Information Minister and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salaman AlHumoud Al-Sabah. It takes place at Mishref International Fair grounds in the period of January 16-18, 2017.