3-5 MARCH 2024

Sandton Convention Centre

Show Times

9:30am – 4:30pm Daily

Hostex Ambassadors

Every two years, we are honoured to invite a select group of dynamic individuals from various fields within the industry to share their journeys and insights with Hostex visitors. Our Ambassadors are leaders who epitomise the spirit of innovation, expertise, and leadership. They are true advocates who play an instrumental role in setting trends, promoting standards, and driving the future of hospitality.

Their inspiring journeys, insightful thought leadership, and relentless passion for hospitality are featured in a series of articles on our News page. It is our privilege to have them represent Hostex, echoing our vision for a progressive, inclusive, and sustainable sector that inspires our great industry.

Stay tuned for the exciting announcement of our 2024 Ambassadors – a line-up of visionaries, trailblazers, and game-changers who are redefining the hospitality industry, one innovation at a time.

Our thanks to our 2022 Hostex Ambassadors – James Khoza, Iain Evans, Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo and Trevor Boyd.

James Khoza

President of SA Chefs Association and Executive Chef at Sandton Sun, returned as a Hostex Ambassador in 2022, having contributed richly to the Hostex 2020 educational offering. Chef James proudly introduced the industry to a ‘reimagined’ cheffing landscape, following the tumultuous pandemic years.

Iain Evans

Owner and Publisher of Coffee magazine and an inveterate coffee aficionado, Iain Evans added significant flavour, aroma, and insight to the Hostex 2020 and 2022 coffee scene.

Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo

COO of City Lodge Hotel Group with an out-of-the-box solution-focused approach to challenges and a passion for South Africa’s hospitality and tourism sectors, Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo shared her industry insights with Hostex participants in 2022.

Trevor Boyd

General Manager: Food and Beverage at City Lodge Hotel Group, Trevor Boyd joined Lindiwe on the Hostex Ambassador platform. He is one of South Africa’s top chefs, having represented SA at Culinary Olympic events over the years, and in 2019 was inducted into the Academy of Chefs, an elite fellowship within SA Chefs.