KUWAIT: Preparations for the Horeca Kuwait 2019 exhibition are steadily progressing and attracting companies to take part in it. The event is providing a golden opportunity to scientifically exchange expertise that would match the local market needs and future expansion plans. The exhibition is due to be organized by Leaders Group in collaboration with Hospitality Services Co at Mishref International Fair Ground in the period of January 14-16, 2019. A statement issued by Leaders Group stressed that Mabrook Hotel Supplies Co (Mabrook)’s Diamond Sponsorship has become a fixed element in achieving Horeca’s success, especially in view of the previous works it had done in preparing major projects both in Kuwait and other GCC states. It has based this trust on a 60 year long career in the business during which it became the agent of many international commercial brands. On his part, Mabrook’s board chairman Ali Farhat said that taking part in previous Horeca versions proved the significance of effective participation in Horeca Kuwait as a unique specialized phenomenal gathering of all hospitality manufacturers including hotels and restaurants. “Horeca Kuwait has major economic impact in view of the constant development in hospitality, building new hotels and restaurants to cover the urban expansion Kuwait is currently witnessing”, Farhat expressed his appreciation for leaders Group efforts to develop the hospitality sector in view of the increase in restaurants in Kuwait. “Estimates show that there is a 15 per cent growth in the business and that annual spending has grown to KD 700 million”, Farhat explained noting that Horeca Kuwait has actually become an annual forum for those interested in hospitality be that through displaying the latest equipment, agencies, technologies and related services or bringing manufacturers, suppliers, experts, officials and clients closer together under one roof.