Hostex 2020

Africa's Food, Drink & Hospitality Trade Expo

01 Mar - 03 Mar 2020

Sandton Convention Centre

The tradeshow that delivers, HOSTEX returns in 2020. The show will run from 01 March - 03 March 2020 at Sandton Convention Centre. HOSTEX is an industry platform which provides access to the burgeoning African market, an intersection between industries and exposure to specific, relevant and valuable visitors.

Having built a reputation unmatched by any other trade show of its kind, HOSTEX continues to prove itself time and time again as the trade show that delivers innovation and opportunity. Featuring over 250 exhibitors showcasing thousands of innovative products, HOSTEX 2020 is the place where international suppliers and local commerce converges.

HOSTEX 2020: One trade show, three jam-packed districts. The show that delivers returns with Tea & Coffee Africa, Contract Furnishing Africa and a brand new district, Food & Drink. Catering to the unique dynamics of the African continent, you do not want to miss this show that sets itself apart with a 34-year track record

African market
Access to the African market
Face-to-face engagement with decision makers
New customers
New customers to interact with your brand
Driving sales
Driving sales and brand awareness to industry specific visitors
Schedule meetings at the show with buyers

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One trade show, three jam-packed districts

Food & Drink Africa
Food & Drink Africa

The largest gathering of food and drink brands, producers and suppliers in Africa.

Where International and local food and drink companies showcase the world’s best offering to the African market.

Contract Furnishing Africa
Contract Furnishing Africa

Showcases both indoor and outdoor furniture, décor and lighting, and everything in between… beds, bedding, towelling, linen, floor coverings soft and hard, wall covering, interior design and guest amenities.

Tea & Coffee Africa
Tea & Coffee Africa

The Tea & Coffee Africa District is where producers and distributors of hot beverages showcase their products.

The home of the Barista Championships in partnership with SCASA.

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"I was very impressed that there were more food suppliers this year. I am in the Food Service Industry and a few years ago there were not that many food suppliers and the focus was more on furniture for guesthouses and hotels. I am looking forward to engage with some of these exhibitors soon and hope something good will come from it."

"Thank you for your part to arrange such a successful event and I am looking forward to 2020."

"I attended Hostex for the first time this year and I thought the expo was exceptionally organised and easy to navigate. The welcoming staff were very friendly and happily explained to us where to park and which table to go to get our badges for entrance."

"The expo itself was diverse and interesting. I was exposed to brands previously unknown me and it was an amazing experience to taste new foods and drinks. I would happily attend the expo again."

"Hostex 2018 was a great sensory experience; from the hustle and bustle, the amazing different smells from the exhibitors to the unique stands."

"It was also great to see a lot of students who were eager to learn from the industry experts. I found the experience energising."