Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia conclude largest-ever shows

11 September 2019

Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA) and Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia (RPB Asia) capped off a third successful year, breaking both visitor and exhibitor records from previous shows. The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia, with close to 200 local and international exhibiting companies from 27 countries and 15 national pavilions taking part over the three-day period.

The trade-only shows also featured an expanded programme line-up that catered to a growing segment of the industry with the brand-new SG Food Tech Stage which focused on innovations and technology that impact the future of food. This was complemented by an outstanding line-up of insightful panel discussions, engaging cooking demos, exciting bartending displays and beverage masterclasses by various industry experts, across Fine Food Live, Centre Stage and the 31st National Cocktail Competition.

Show Highlights include:

• Inaugural SG Food Tech Week – deep dive into panel sessions covering topics from food tech to blockchain and big data
• PITCH! – the popular ‘Shark Tank’ style investor pitching series returns, providing a practical springboard for companies with exciting, innovative ideas to pitch their concepts to a panel of industry judges
• Asia Food Innovation Awards by FoodBev Media – the second Asian edition of the globally-recognised Food Innovation Awards
• Chef Demos and Hot Topic Panel Discussions at Fine Food Live – centred around themes of heritage and sustainability, and for the first time, also in collaboration with World Gourmet Summit (WGS) to curate two days of interactive programming on the second and third days
• 31st National Cocktail Competition by the Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS) – held for the first time in the show’s history
• Insights and a new SG Signature Cocktail at Centre Stage – a line-up of masterclasses and talks brought to you by The Bar Awards and the crowning of a new SG Signature Cocktail
• Retail Industry Report by KPMG – packed full of information and insights into consumer purchase trends and the future of F&B retail.

Speciality & Fine Food Asia and Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia will be back even bigger next year from 29 September – 1 October 2020.

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