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India International Hospitality Expo – Bringing the world of Hospitality and F&B to India


After becoming the largest Hospitality and F&B Expo in South Asia, IHE 2020 (August 5th-8th, 2020) comes with a vision to become a global name to reckon with

While the second edition held in 2019 became the largest exposition in South Asia celebrating hospitality, F&B, and more- the third edition is all set to become synonymous with the future of hospitality. IHE 2019 witnessed over 30,000 attendees and 900+ exhibitors, making it a grand success and massive participation from countries like Indonesia, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, El Salvador, Italy, Chile, Myanmar, Vietnam and New Zealand.

Mr Rakesh Kumar. Chairman, IEML & DG, EPCH

On being asked about his vision for IHE 2020, Mr Rakesh Kumar. Chairman, IEML & DG, EPCH, said, “Hospitality covers all our lives. It is our goal to make IHE 2020 the greatest hospitality show not just in India, but across the globe.”

While building a platform for global brands to showcase their new tech, innovation, and more- IHE has also rapidly become a platform that celebrates MSMEs and their unmatched contribution to the hospitality industry. The MSME Pavillion at the 2019 event sprawled over 1000 m2. It helped bridge the gap between markets and communities from underrepresented areas and underrepresented handicraft from around the country.

IHE 2020, being hosted on 5th-8th August 2020, aims to bring together hospitality professionals, students, and experts under one roof to share knowledge, learn about innovation, and expand their horizons.

The event encompasses everything hospitality including F&B, Housekeeping, Management, and more. Expect to witness gastronomic experiences of a lifetime, impressive product demos, and the who’s who of hospitality taking master classes, presenting research, and partaking in panel discussions with eminent speakers and industry leaders.

Keeping the fire of IHE 2019 alive, the 2020 event is expected to grow in terms of business volume generated and the number of exhibitors and visitors. There is also an expected rise in the number of conferences, panel discussions, keynotes, and masterclasses- which only means more immersive learning for the attendees.

The hospitality industry sees massive potential for growth and IHE aims to tap into this potential and bring it for the people to access. It aims to become the mecca of hospitality in the coming time.

The expansive growth that IHE has witnessed in the first two editions is simply not serendipity, but strategic alliances and a hospitality network unlike any other. IHE now boasts the largest network of industry professionals, experts, and maestros coming under one roof annually to share insights, learnings, and connect with industry peers.

Speaking about the scale of IHE 2019, Chef Vineet Bhatia. Michelin Star Chef and Restauranteur said, “I think it’s a great event to have. Platforms like these showcase Indian Hospitality at its finest. This is, by far, the largest expo of this kind. Beautiful products, great for sourcing, and great for networking too! I am honoured to be here.”

Zorawar Kalra, MD, Massive Restaurants spoke about the diversity at the event. He said, “We need more and more events like this. I think something on this scale has rarely been done. This is truly next level. I have seen such incredible exhibitors putting up their products, people from all over the world, and I’ve seen the best of India being represented at IHE 2019.”

With such an overwhelming response from the hospitality and F&B Industry, India Exposition Mart Limited, the organisers and already gearing up to raise the bar a lot higher in making IHE the most sought-after hospitality and F&B expo in the world. To be held from August 5-8’ 2020 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida, IHE is the ultimate go-to show for hospitality and F&B businesses across the globe.