Food & Hospitality Africa wins best trade exhibition in inaugural ROAR Awards category

Nick Sarnadas, Event Director of Food and Hospitality Africa, and Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Montgomery Exhibitions, accept the AAXO award for Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 - 6000sqm).

The first ever AAXO Organiser and Exhibitor Awards took place at  TicketPro Dome on 26 January 2017 … and we are thrilled to announce that Food & Hospitality Africa powered by Hostex was awarded Best Trade Exhibition in its size category (Category 1 – 6000sqm).

Event director for this Specialised Exhibitions tradeshow, Nick Sarnardas was delighted to accept the award on the show’s behalf and had this to say: “Acknowledgement by a respected industry association such as African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) consolidates Food & Hospitality’s commitment to remaining the Pan African trade show of choice in our sector.”

A joint venture between ROAR and Exhibitions & Events Association of Southern Africa (EXSA)-llence Awards made it possible to divide the awards into two categories, providing recognition to the best organisers and exhibitors with the inception of AAXO – Association of African Exhibition Organisers ’s ROAR Awards.

By promoting participation in the African exhibition and events industry and recognising excellence in exhibition organisation, this prestigious awards event offered role players who contribute to all aspects of exhibitions and events a platform to showcase their portfolio of work. Food & Hospitality Africa is proud to be associated with that ethos.

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