Post Show Report
Post Show Report
HOFEX 2015 Achieved Tremendous Success!
HOFEX 2015 had come to a successful closing on 9 May! Delivered a bigger show in size with 5 new
highlights in this edition, HOFEX 2015 drew a total of 38,053 trade buyers during the 4-day show, of
which 26.97% came from overseas, to source from 2,418 exhibiting companies from 57 countries
The Asia’s first prime meat tradeshow – Meat @ HOFEX - is highly rated by the industry and had
captured a lot of attentions. With the expansion of the show floor and exhibit variety, we saw
14,341 buyers, accounting for 37.69% of total visitors, visited HOFEX 2015 for 2 days or more.
Heartfelt thanks to our exhibitors, buyers, sponsors and supporting organisations who contributed
to the triumph of this record-breaking event!
Origins of Buyers - Total of 38,053 buyers
Meat @ HOFEX Created the Benchmark for Prime Meat Event
HOFEX launched Asia’s First Prime Meat
Tradeshow – Meat @ HOFEX – this year, which had
generated a great deal of attention and accolades
for being the pioneering meat event. It was a
magnet for industry buyers who would like to
source the top-notch meat product worldwide and
learn more about the skills and knowledge of
butchery and meat handling.
Congratulations to Mr Pang Kin Wan from Beef
Speciality Store Tajimaya Ltd, who was crowned
the highly sought-after title of The Best Butcher in
the Butchery Skills Challenge - firstly held in the
world-renowned Hong Kong International Culinary
The 1st ACE Awards Represent Innovations in the Industry
The debuted ACE Awards – Asian Catering
Equipment Awards, co-organised with the
Foodservice Consultants Society International
(FCSI), had its award ceremony held on 6 May in
Hall 1A, where gathered some leading suppliers
and manufacturers of catering equipment in the
region. The event aimed to recognise the greatest
minds designing and producing kitchen equipment
that improve efficiency, lower costs, and reduce
negative impacts on the planet.
The Best of the Best Award was given to Adande Matchbox with Hydrocarbon (Manufacturer:
Adande Refrigeration, Exhibiting Company: Oriental Engineering Co Ltd), which was also the winner
of the Heavy Overall Design & Innovation Award.
Hong Kong Café of the Year Crowned the Best Café in Town
Sure to be among the most popular destinations
once again was the Grand Barista Championship
(GBC); together with the Grand Latte Art
Championship (GLC) and the first Coffee n Food
Challenge (CnF), in which contestants must brew
up the perfect coffee to pair with a selection of
confectionaries, which gave an interesting test to
the baristas’ taste buds and coffee knowledge, and
had taken the coffee industry in Hong Kong to a
The first Hong Kong Café of the Year, the café that achieved the overall highest scores of the three
competitions, went to Segrafredo Zonetti Espresso, and their baristas Cherase Ng & Brian Cheng
had also won the Champion of the GBC; while the Champion of the GLC and CnF went to Lux Wong
from CoCo Espresso and Jonathan Fan, who joined as an individual, respectively.
Strongly supported by International Pavilions
Across the 14 exhibition halls of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, these
international exhibiting groups showcased the best from their countries, some even have more
than one pavilions in the show! Many of them have already reserved their space in a bigger size for
the 2017 show to be held on 8-11 May 2017!