26 - 28 SEPTEMBER 2022

Hall Number 4, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman
15th YEAR OF SUCCESSFULLY CONNECTING PROFESSIONALS IN FOOD AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES Show Timings: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM To be inaugurated by
His Excellency Salim bin Mohammed Al Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism

Host Organisation

Nitaj

Supported by

Muscat Municipality

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Food and Hospitality Oman returns from September 26–28, 2022, at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman.

The 15th edition of Food and Hospitality Oman (FHO) will be held from September 26–28, 2022, at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman. FHO is Oman’s biggest event for the food and hospitality industry that takes pride in being the most popular, networking and business-centric event platform for the food and beverage, agriculture and fisheries, food processing technologies, kitchen and catering equipment, hotel supplies and equipment, and restaurant and cafe segment industries. 

With over 250+ international companies participating from India, Oman, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, UAE, and United Kingdom, the event is set to bring together more than 5,000+ business professionals from across Oman and the Middle East region. 

The exhibition aims at enhancing the growth and development of the food and hospitality industry, which contribute largely to Oman's GDP. According to the GCC Food Industry, Oman is expected to witness the fastest growth in food consumption in the GCC region, with an annualised rate of 4.2 percent between 2020 and 2025. Higher investments by the Sultanate towards agricultural projects that aim to use smart techniques in addition to hydroponics, aquaponics, and advanced technologies in irrigation and fertilisation are helping the country in increasing domestic production to significant levels. Such measures are likely to boost demand for home-grown commodities in the future. 

Ashley Roberts, General Manager, CONNECT – the Organiser of FHO states, “We are confident that the business opportunities offered at FHO will foster positive meaningful engagement in the food and hospitality industries, and that will support economic growth. With FHO, we present the right platform to network and gain insights into the evolving food and hospitality sector in Oman.” 

Food and Hospitality Oman will feature over 250 exhibiting companies offering new products and innovations in featured areas on the show floor. The main focus is on food products, beverages, agriculture and fisheries, ingredients and seasoning, hotel equipment supplies and services, catering and kitchen equipment, packaging systems, resort and spa facilities, interior design services, hotel decor and style, hotel and hospitality technologies, food processing technologies. In addition, the latest spotlight is the Professional Chef Competition sponsored by National Hospitality Institute (NHI) and Oman Chef’s Guild, Bed Making Competition sponsored by National Hospitality Institute (NHI), Waiters' Race sponsored by the National Hospitality Institute (NHI), and Oman Barista Competition.

The co-located Workshop aims at assisting the broad range of food and beverage professionals in understanding the best practises and solutions for ensuring food safety and other areas related to food industry. The Workshop will attract experts from food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers, processors, producers, retailers, catering & restaurant services, packaging and processing technology providers, vendors and government representatives to discuss the latest policies regulations, innovative approaches and technological advancements for assurance of food safety and quality in the Sultanate.

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Food and Hospitality Oman 2022 to be held at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Recognising the food and hospitality industry as a critical contributor to the national economy and in a continuous endeavour to develop the sector, the Sultanate is set to host a national-level event dedicated to the industry. Organised by CONNECT (Oman Exhibitions Organizing Company LLC), the Food and Hospitality Oman (FHO) exhibition is being held under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Wealth, and Water Resources and hosted by Nitaj, at Hall 4 of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 26 to 28 September 2022. The event will be inaugurated by His Excellency Salem bin Mohammed al-Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism.

With over 100 local and international exhibitors and an anticipated footfall of over 5000 attendees, the event will run from 10 am to 7 pm every day. Meanwhile, an exclusive workshop will also be held on the same dates from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. 

The main sponsors of the event include Nakheel Oman Development Company, Oman Flour Mills Co. SAOG, and Mazoon Dairy along with keen support from the Muscat Municipality. Acting as the Food and Technology Sponsor is Foodics, while the National Hospitality Institute (NHI) will participate as the Hospitality Partner. Co-located at the exhibition will be the free-to-attend FHO Workshop, which is accredited by CPD certification.

Commenting on the event, Nasiba AlRashdi, Corporate Development and Sustainability Manager, Nitaj said, “The continued success of this highly anticipated industry event reflects the growing importance of the food and hospitality sector. It is also a celebration of Oman’s deep-rooted sense of hospitality and its intrinsic values that revolve around promoting a multicultural, inclusive, and vibrant society. FHO will not only provide an excellent networking platform for businesses in the sector but will also showcase innovations in the segment and the latest products and services. Meanwhile, the series of competitions will be a fine demonstration of the skills, competencies, and talents of various professionals in the field. We are confident that the event will provide an engaging experience for all.”    

She further stated, “Oman has been an ardent supporter of micro, small and medium enterprises, acknowledging them as engines of economic growth. Through its various endeavours, it has also provided the needed encouragement to aspiring professionals to make their mark in the industry. FHO is, therefore, in strong alignment with the nation’s strategic development plans and Oman Vision 2040.” 

With a strong emphasis on promoting quality, the central theme of FHO’s workshop will be ‘Together for safe food’. Featuring leading local and international speakers, it will provide invaluable insights to stakeholders in the food ecosystem, including manufacturers, packers, transporters, hotels, restaurants, retailers, food safety professionals, and food delivery partners and aggregators.

Promising to be an entertaining event for attendees, FHO will also host a series of competitions to honour industry experts. While the 8th edition of the Oman Barista Competition will showcase the talents of the Sultanate’s finest baristas, the Professional Chef Competition will demonstrate the culinary excellence achieved by leading chefs in the country, thereby also boosting the HORECA industry. In addition, Medina Ilyas and Al Roofoof Hotel Supplies & Trading will present the first Oman Qahwa Championship 2022 at the event. Participants will be judged based on their knowledge of Qahwa history, its preparation techniques, serving etiquette, and taste. An exclusive competition for the waiters, the Waiter’s Race will provide an exciting opportunity for visitors to witness a display of skill, speed, technique, and teamwork that waiters are trained to exhibit on the job daily.

Catering to the food and beverage, agriculture and fisheries, food processing technologies, kitchen and catering equipment, hotel supplies and equipment, and restaurant and cafe segments, FHO will provide infinite opportunities for exhibitors to create brand awareness for their products and services while giving attendees the chance to explore the latest developments in the market and gain useful insights. 

The event is free to attend and open to all. To register online, visit https://foodandhospitalityoman.com/VisitorRegistrationForm.aspx