KUWAIT: The activities of Horeca Kuwait 2018 exhibition continued for a second day yesterday inside Hall 8 at the Kuwait International Fairgrounds in Mishref, where huge numbers of specialized visitors showed up. Furthermore, a large number of people visited pavilions of participating companies which specialize in hospitality, food industries and hotel equipment.
The second day of the exhibition witnessed new activities held for the first time since Horeca Kuwait’s inception even years ago. The activities included a one-hour symposium organized by a team from Boecker International for Food Safety and Quality on the solutions the company presents to restaurants, hotels and food industry companies to ensure food safety. The symposium was presented by Boecker’s administrative associate Abraham Hilal. Notably, Boecker provides quality health services in various Middle Eastern countries including Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Boecker services match the ISO 9001:2008 specifications. The company is also registered with local authorities and is a member in the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH). In this regard, Leaders Group Company for Consultancies and Development, which organizes the exhibition jointly with the Lebanese Hospitality Services Company, said that such symposiums were held for the first time, and stressed that they meet both sponsors and participants’ needs. The first day of the exhibition witnessed another symposium on the effect of food blogs on restaurant projects in general, which was moderated by Iqbal Al-Haddad, American University of the Middle East (AUM) Professor and Deputy Chairperson of the International Advertising Association, and featured Dntsu Aegis Fuse CEO Kareem Beitar, OMADIA’s Deputy Director Mohammed Suwaidan and the MLA’s Senior Chef Tareq Ibrahim.
The first day also witnessed a display by a commercial team from South Africa sponsored by the country’s embassy in Kuwait. Furthermore, it included open competitions and discussion of trade and investment in the food sector. The first day’s evening also witnessed further competitions after which the winners were awarded.