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

Vulcan has for over 60 years manufactured and supplied quality commercial and industrial catering equipment and accessories to the South African and Sub-Saharan food service equipment industries. Projects include professional restaurants, corporate cafeterias, guest houses, hospitals, lodges, bakeries, delicatessens, and catering companies.

PPLE Hospitality

Pple Hospitality is the largest supplier of full-service people solutions to the hospitality industry in South Africa.

Unilever Food Solutions

Unilever Food Solutions is a business built by Chefs, so they know what you face every day in the kitchen. Everything they do is focused on making your life a little bit easier.

Drawing from their extensive experience in professional food services, their team of over 300 Chefs create solutions that balance great taste, convenience, and nutrition with a consistently high standard.

Their global network of chefs and nutritionists help source the best ingredients, develop quality products, create inspiring on-trend recipes, and provide training and support. Thus, ensuring that your sales team is equipped with all the knowledge they need in order to better serve you.

AGT Foods Africa

AGT Foods is a value-added pulse, staple food and ingredient processor for export and domestic markets. Through its offices and processing facilities located in some of the best agricultural growing regions in Canada, the U.S., Turkey, China, Australia and South Africa and merchandising and sales offices in the U.K., the Netherlands and Spain, AGT Foods produces a full range of pulses and specialty crops including lentils, peas, chickpeas, beans and canary seed as well as food ingredients such as pulse flours, proteins, starches and fibres. Its subsidiary in Turkey, the Arbel Group, produces staple foods such as Arbella Pasta, rice and milled wheat products, including bulgur and semolina. In South Africa AGT Foods represents the Retail, Hospitality, Spices, Ingredients, Popcorn, Bakery and Protein Divisions, which falls under the Retail Division and is sold through all major supermarkets in South Africa.

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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.


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Consumer Goods Council of South Africa

The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is an industry association that represents Retail and Manufacturing member companies in a sector that is one of the largest sources of employment in South Africa. At the core of CGCSA’s purpose lies our vision, which is to become leading Consumer Goods industry platform for advocacy, collaboration and best practice in 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.


Tork inspires and supports you to think ahead so you are always ready for business. From rethinking the ultimate guest experience and cleaning efficiencies to reimagining new ways to become more sustainable. We improve your business by empowering you with the right knowledge, hygiene products and services to prepare you for what your business does best.

Sustainable Tourism Partnership Program

BCE is the leading supplier of kitchen utensils, industrial cookware, commercial kitchens & appliances to the hospitality & food service industries. With years of experience, and an extensive network of dealers and suppliers, we offer the best in food service and catering equipment throughout Southern Africa and beyond.

Kweichow Moutai

The history of this traditional Chinese liquor goes back over 2000 years with a significant evolution during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) when Chinese distillers introduced advanced and unique techniques for processing this distinctive type of liquor. Maotai became the first Chinese liquor to be produced in large-scale production. The Communist government consolidated a lot of local distilleries into 1 state-owned company, Kweichow Moutai (the name is an old romanization of “Guizhou Maotai”). This company is located in the Guizhou Province, in South-West China, where liquor distillery has a very long tradition.

Official Media Partner

Hospitality Marketplace

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.

New Media

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.

SA Restaurant

SA Restaurant magazine is a quarterly print and digital magazine dedicated to promoting South Africa’s hotels, restaurants, chefs, food and wine, and gastronomy tourism, to local and international tourists, foodies, and hungry South Africans who love to eat out.

Radio Partner

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.

Official Charity

Chefs with Compassion

The name Chefs with Compassion says a lot, but it doesn’t say it all. Chefs with Compassion is a collaboration of partners – individuals, companies, and organisations – who together rescue surplus food that would go to waste, and donate it to kitchens where it is cooked, to feed the growing number of hungry people in food-vulnerable areas. Chefs with Compassion was launched in May 2020 as a not-for-profit company in response to the Covid-19 humanitarian crisis and aims to continue as long as the need can be met.

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.