International F&B hospitality expo kicks off in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH: CAMFOOD & HOTEL'23, Cambodia's biggest international food and drink hospitality show, was launched today at Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh with an aim to promote the country's sector.

Taking place from Sept. 14 to 16, the expo is jointly organized under the support of main institutions including the Cambodia Hotel Association, Cambodia Restaurant Association, Cambodia Chef Society, Cambodia Food Institute, and Cambodia Architects Association.

The event also coincides with Cambodia's tourism recovery, said Mr. Luu Meng, President of the Cambodia Tourism Federation.

“It is a key element contributing to the visitors' traveling experience and the power of the hospitality industry is essential to the overall economic development of a tourist destination,” he said in the opening ceremony.

In 2023, Cambodia's tourism industry made an impressive comeback after the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Ministry of Tourism announced an expected total number of 4.5 million foreign visitors and 16 million domestic tourists in the Kingdom this year.

CAMFOOD & HOTEL 2023 is a comprehensive trade platform for all businesses in the food and hospitality industry, wherever they are along the supply chain.

During the event, they will have the opportunity to promote their latest products and services to local professionals and customers. The event is expected to be attended by over 15,000 visitors over the three days.

Among many specialized sectors in the event, there will be hotels, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, caterers, suppliers and more, representing today's hospitality market.

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