Proud Partnerships with Industry Authorities
Hostex is proud to partner with the leading associations and trade media dedicated to the advancement of the hospitality, foodservice, tourism and retail sectors. We extend our sincere appreciation to these esteemed organisations for their invaluable collaborations, many of which have flourished over more than three decades.
Vulcan Catering Equipment
FEDHASA is the national trade association for the hospitality industry that include accommodation and catering sectors and has been representing the industry since 1949. FEDHASA vision is to be in the forefront of Southern Africa hospitality industry by influencing policy decision and direction by lobbying government and industry as the official unified voice of the Southern African hospitality industry. Our objective is to grow an inclusive hospitality industry by advocating, enhancing, and promoting the development and growth of a sustainable South African hospitality-trading environment.
Consumer Goods Council of South Africa
GHASA was originally established as an association (Section 21, not for profit) in 1992, when a group of establishment owners got together to promote the Guest House Industry. The association was subsequently privatised in 2000 and we’re now known as Guest House Accommodation of SA (GHASA). Over the past couple of decades, GHASA has become well known as experts in Quality Guest House Accommodation, offering many benefits, assistance and valued advice to members, as well as booking opportunities for travellers. As the world becomes tougher and consumer demands grow, our mission is very simple – We want to help you run a better guest house.
National Accommodation Association of South Africa. Driving the visibility, quality and concerns of guesthouses, B&B’s and self-catering accommodation throughout South Africa.
The South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA) is an international, non-profit organisation, representing the Muslim Ummah on all matters pertaining to the general application of the term Halaal with specific reference to Islamic dietary laws. SANHA’s membership comprises of leading Theological Bodies and leading Professional Organisations of global repute. SANHA has been established as a representative authority, which promotes professionalism and excellence in the certification of Halaal food and other related products. This serves to confirm that our organisation is among the founder members of the World Halaal Council and enjoys international recognition from both Muslim countries and the broader global community.
SCASA is an agent for the World Coffee Events and the World Barista Competition, therefore promoting the competitions related to these organisations. SCASA ensure that baristas within the country are trained to an ultimately professional level, providing them with the best skills to compete in competitions Regionally, Nationally, and Internationally. SCASA provides a forum to share information and views, so as to assist the industry in growing the knowledge and awareness of Speciality Coffee in Southern Africa.
South African Chefs Association
SA Chefs is a non-profit industry body, founded more than 44 years ago, that represents the interests of chefs, cooks and caterers at all levels, with a focus on skills development, the celebration of culinary professionals and transforming the industry. SA Chefs aims to have a significant impact on the careers of the chefs with whom we share the knowledge that our members have acquired through international food promotions, competitions, workshops, educational conferences and various other learning experiences. To date we have over 9600 members that include catering and hotel company directors, restaurateurs, chefs, cooks, culinary educators, apprentices and trainees; who can be found in every type of catering field.
Sustainable Tourism Partnership Program
Since its inception, the STPP is viewed as a thought leader in sustainable tourism implementation. The programme has been developed in alignment to, amongst others, the National Tourism Sector Strategy and the National Minimum Standard for Responsible Tourism NMSRT (SANS 1162:2011). As such the programme incorporates environmental, cultural, heritage and social criteria, economic best practice, community resilience, universal accessibility and service excellence. The STPP’s approach is to drive mass scale change across the industry by working with local, regional, provincial and national public and private stakeholders to form strong collaborative partnerships. The STPP’s programmes are aimed at delivering mind-set changes, training, education, upskilling, market data and specialized projects and programmes that provide solutions that assist the smaller tourism sector to overcome barriers to sustainable growth and development. The STPP works through extensive networks and partnerships to influence change from the top down and the bottom up.
Official Media Partner
Hospitality Marketplace is a digital platform that covers all things hospitality, including the latest news, insights and the passionate people who work within the sector. Our content covers restaurants and caterers, training providers and hotels, lodges and guesthouses, and all the things that make them tick.
Our insights specialists add the human truths so we can transform a sales message into desirable, crafted content, which we deliver and promote on the most useful platforms for your customers. In our heart of hearts we are storytellers, working with our clients to ensure that their messages are taken to their customers on the right medium.
Supermarket & Retailer
Supermarket & Retailer brings wholesalers, retailers and suppliers the latest industry news, store trends, merchandising, promo ideas and operating efficiencies in our monthly printed publication, our Equipment & Services Buyers Guide and our website.
Platinum Gold Radio
Platinum Gold Radio is an internet–only radio station, combining great conversation, entertainment and feel good music. Based in Gauteng, South Africa, this magazine–style, modern radio station broadcasts to a dynamic audience across South Africa and globally, in an easy going style keeping them informed and entertained. Regular on-site broadcasts bring a fresh aspect to this up to date radio format.
Proudly Organised by
Montgomery is a global events company with a difference. We have over 100 years experience under our belt, but we’ve kept our entrepreneurial spirit. We don’t shy away from innovation, and we relish a challenge – wherever in the world it may take us. Our international expertise and resources mean we deliver first-class results, no matter the vision and location. Seeking new opportunities and delivering quality exhibitions and shows is what Montgomery does best.
Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group
Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group offers South Africa’s largest portfolio of exhibitions servicing business to business sectors of the Southern African economy. Backed by over 50 years of experience, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group and is recognised locally and internationally as an organiser of innovative, inspiring and highly effective exhibitions that meet the needs of the industries it serves.
Tea & Coffee Africa
We travel the country constantly searching for interesting coffee stories. We are the people you see in your local cafes; laptops out, coffee supply constant. Like you, we’re into buying beans from our local roastery and sourcing new supplies of precious beans to share with like-minded people who are as passionate as we are about fresh, gourmet coffee. We’re experimenting with home brewing methods, and in the coming pages of our mag and these blogs, we’ll share what we learn, and we’d love you to share yours with us too.