It has more exhibition halls and international pavilions, beating the FHM 2015 record by 15 per cent.

A total of 1,200 participating companies from 50 countries are expected at Food and Hotel Malaysia (FHM) 2017 taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 26 to 29 September.

The event will cover more than 10 exhibition halls, including an additional hall at Mandarin Oriental, making FHM 2017 larger in size by 15 per cent compared to FHM 2015. International pavilions this year include Algeria, Belgium, China (Fujian Province), Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and the US.

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“We have beaten the FHM 2015 record. There are still more pavilions to confirm,” said Alun Jones, General Manager, UBM MES (Malaysian Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd), organiser of FHM 2017, at the recent Culinaire Malaysia 2017 Press conference. He spoke about the synergy between FHM and Culinaire Malaysia and how they could play a part in boosting the tourism industry in Malaysia. “We are a catalyst of growth, with business spin-offs from this event.”

Special features of FHM 2017 include Chef Sherson Lian and his mother Ann from AFC’s Family Kitchen, Wine Village, The Official Whisky Ambassador Seminar Malaysia 2017, Norwegian Salmon 101 Workshop, Tuna Slicing by SendoIchi, Talks Zone and B2B Business Matching.

More than 23,000 trade visitors from 57 countries, including top chefs and experts from the  hospitality and tourism industry will be at FHM 2017 and Culinaire Malaysia. This will be a boost to tourism as overseas participants and visitors are bound to visit the tourist spots after the events.

As Malaysia’s Official Food and Hotel Show, FHM 2017 is fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH), Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the Professional Culinaire Association, Malaysian Cocoa Board, the Malaysian Executives Association, British Chamber of Commerce & CCI France Malaysia, and endorsed by the Malaysia