Hostex 2020

Africa's Food, Drink & Hospitality Trade Expo

01 Mar - 03 Mar 2020 | Sun - Mon 9:30am to 5pm, Tue - 9:30am - 4:30pm

The tradeshow that delivers, Hostex returns in 2020. 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.

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


Encompassing a varied selection of seminars and activities from industry leaders.

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

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Hostex 2018 Highlights

Did you miss the 2018 edition of the show? Watch our highlights video to see what you missed!

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South African visitors
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* Stats based on Hostex 2018 show statistics

One Trade Show, Three Jam-packed districts

Latest Blog Posts

Celebration as leading exhibition organiser wins four industry awards 


Gatsby inspired décor and fashion were the backdrop for this night of the stars awards evening, held at the elegant Montecasino Ballroom on Thursday 31 January.  

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HOSTEX 2018 Opens with a Bang!


Chef Reuben Riffel, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery Event Director – Nick Sarnadas, and newly-elected President of SACA – James Khoza, celebrate the opening Hostex powering Food & Hospitality Africa and IFEA 2018

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The Complete Visitors’ Guide


The Hospitality Industry is centred on creating experiences. Experience a world of possibilities at this year’s Hostex powering Food and Hospitality Africa 2018.

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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."

"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.""

"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."