IFEA South Africa – HOSTEX 2024
3 – 5 March 2024
Gallagher Convention Centre
Johannesburg – South Africa

South Africa is home to a population that is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. From the streets of its metropolitan cities to the rural villages of its hinterlands, South Africa’s predominantly young population is characterized by a wide range of languages, religious beliefs, and customs. This is the page where you will be able to explore and learn about the characteristics of this diverse population, and how this population has changed over time. From sex and age profiles, mortality and birth figures, to information on migration and education, the themes below will provide you with an opportunity to delve into many of the traits that define the people of South Africa.

Over 200 exhibitors and thousands of innovative products
6616 Visitors and Buyers from whole African Countries
5 Special Shows in 1 Venue
The most professional and important event
to enter and expand your business in the region
Get ahead and stay ahead at the largest Pan-African food, drink, and hospitality trade show
Thousands of visitors came, saw and connected over three days in 2017. Make sure yours is one of the hundreds of brands they connect with at Food & Hospitality Africa taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre. Five shows under one roof packed with industry-relevant trends and innovation await Hostex – where the who’s who of the hospitality and food service industries have been coming to do business for more than 30 years; IFEA offers buyers the opportunity to see what the South African and international food and drink industries have to offer; The Drinks Cabinet – where producers, brewers, distillers and brand owners engage with thousands of industry decision-makers; Contract Furnishing Africa showcases both indoor & outdoor furniture, décor & lighting, and everything in between… beds, bedding, toweling, linen, floor coverings soft & hard, wall covering, interior design and guest amenities; Tea & Coffee Africa creates an aromatic platform for producers and distributors of hot beverages to introduce their products.

IFEA has an international network of agents covering 43 countries across the globe and will attract both South African and international buyer groups and provide them with a collective platform to experience the very best food and drink available from across the globe. The only global food and drink trade event of its kind on the African continent, IFEA, ended on a high note with feedback from many exhibitors and visitors alike indicating the success of the second installment of this exciting food and drink exhibition. Many exhibitors reported a world-class show that delivered real value in terms of never-seen-before product and service innovations with a healthy mix of local and international flavor, excellent quality of visitors, phenomenal value-added benefits and on-trend educational content not available anywhere else in Africa.

IFEA represented an invaluable opportunity to expose retail, hospitality, restaurant, catering and other buyers from Africa to the widest range of leading brands from 25 countries across the world. The show presented the perfect platform for face-to-face interaction between exhibitors and trade visitors, which resulted in either improved customer relations or the formation of new business relationships, while at the same time educating both visitors and exhibitors in free-to-attend seminars and demonstrations.
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