Boom time for UAE hospitality sector
Sharjah, December 19, 2013
UAE’s hospitality sector is set to expand at an greater pace with World Expo 2020 win, said industry experts while speaking at a key industry event in Sharjah.
The inaugural Kitchen Equipment and Technology Exhibition Middle East showcased the latest kitchen essentials such as food storage, preparation and handling technologies and products.
The expo was held at the Expo Centre Sharjah alongside the second OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition and Congress and the 12th Chinese Commodities Fair Sharjah.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, Expo Centre Sharjah CEO, said: “The World Expo 2020 is going to be a big game changer for the country’s hospitality industry. Even during the slowdown, the sector was driving the country’s economy.”
“Looking at the number of hotel rooms needed to accommodate visitors and participants to the World Expo, the large number of jobs the event will create and the equipment and manpower required, the hospitality sector will be on an overdrive for years to come. The event was tailor-made to address the surging needs of equipment and technology arising out of this boom,” he stated.
“Our partner for the kitchen equipment show, the International Centre for Culinary Arts-Dubai will be the best bet to train new hands, as ICCA is well equipped to prepare people to suit specific requirements of the event so that the industry can readily absorb them,” added Midfa.
ICCA-Dubai, at the Chef’s Corner, presented live demonstrations on using kitchen equipment, new technology and multi-tasking capabilities of new generation kitchen equipment. - TradeArabia News Service