3-5 MARCH 2024

Sandton Convention Centre

Show Times

9:30am – 4:30pm Daily


Welcome to Hostex 2024 – Africa's Premier Food, Drink, and Hospitality Expo!

3 to 5 March 2024 FROM 9:30AM - 4:30 PM

Hostex 2024 is the industry expo where:

Hostex 2024 is the show that innovATEs, elevATEs and demonstrATEs – your gateway to cutting-edge technology, trends, and innovations across six dedicated districts – Equipment Africa, Food & Drink Africa, Tea & Coffee Africa, Contract Furnishings Africa, Technology Africa, and Sustainability Africa.

Immerse yourself in the future of the food, drink and hospitality industry. Join colleagues, business associates, suppliers, and captains of industry at Sandton Convention Centre from Sunday, 3 March, to Tuesday, 5 March 2024.

Pre-register now for seamless access

Registration is officially live! Secure your spot online for easy access, allowing you more time to connect, network, source, buy, taste, learn, and experience everything Hostex has to offer.


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Providing all the advice, insight and connections that food, drink and hospitality professionals need.


Exciting visitor attractions designed with the industry in mind!

Exhibitor List

Hostex provides the ideal platform for food, drink & hospitality professionals.

Visitor Registration

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HOSTEX Exciting highlights

Hostex 2022 gave the industry excellent opportunities to trade, discover, research, and learn.

What to expect

Six districts, one destination

Navigate through diverse districts tailored to your interests and to the trends shaping the food, drink and hospitality industry. Explore Hostex’s districts to find the latest in Equipment, Food and Drink, Tea and Coffee, Furnishings, Technology, and Sustainability.

Attractions galore

Hostex 2024 brings back your favourite attractions and introduces a brand-new feature:

  • The Wine Bar – a new wine zone featuring top producers and products.
  • SA Chefs Skillery: Witness culinary magic and connect in the SA Chefs kitchen.
  • Barista Challenge: Top baristas compete for career-changing recognition.
  • Industry Hub: Engage in interactive talks, knowledge-sharing, and presentations.
  • New Product Display: Discover the latest innovations from exhibitors.

Theme days

  • Sunday, 3 March – Taste of Tomorrow
  • Monday, 4 March – Hospitality Horizons
  • Tuesday, 5 March – Design & Deliver

Exhibitors – innovation in every aisle

Connect with industry giants like Unilever Professional, Vulcan Catering & Bakery Equipment, Rhodes Food Group, Importalia, GAAP, Core Catering, and more. Explore offerings from dynamic SMMEs and new market entrants such as Matomani, Hive Energy Drinks, Funky Ouma, and Lutosa Belgian Fries.

4 483

Number of visitors expected for 2024


of visitors pre-registered, highlighting planned and committed attendance.


participating countries


Curated & Relevant Seminar Topics


Hostex ambassadors and captains of the industry


suppliers of large and small equipment for the hospitality sector
food and drink brands, producers, and suppliers
showcasing hot beverages, equipment, and accessories
furniture, décor, lighting, linen, interior design, amenities, and more

Discover Sandton

Located at the prestigious Sandton Convention Centre, Hostex 2024 offers unparalleled convenience. With easy access to major highways and ample parking, your journey to the expo is seamless, ensuring you have more time to explore, connect, and experience the vast array of offerings.

Join Hostex – Connecting the Industry Since 1986.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of Africa’s leading food, drink, and hospitality expo. The countdown is on, and Hostex 2024 is where the future unfolds.

Pre-register today

Be part of the legacy, connect with leading innovators, and witness the evolution of the food, drink, and hospitality industry. Hostex 2024 awaits – your journey begins here.

Entry is FREE for trade professionals. Hostex is a trade only expo – children under 18 and prams will not be permitted entry. Students will not be permitted entry without prior arrangement by emailing ryan@stratpr.co.za.

They said it at Hostex 2022!