The 4 day event- India International Hospitality Expo was held from 7-10 August 2019 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway. The event concluded with the presence of more than 650 exhibitors. This year, the expo emphasised on Himachal Pradesh being the ‘Focus State’ with a number of events being organised by the Tourism Department of the Government of Himachal Pradesh and Himachal Tourism Development Corporation. Celebrity chef Manjit Gill presented Himachali cuisine along with Chef Nand Lal Sharma of Himachal Tourism during the Expo as part of IHE Awards Dinner, the international Gourmet Safari and culinary master class.
International countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and others supported the expo by displaying an array of products and services from their region. This show played a host to Celebrity Indonesian chefs, Gupta Sitorus, Kevindra Soemantri, Yuda Bustara and Primo Rizky.
Rakesh Kumar, Chairman IEML and Director General EPCH, says, “Seeing this success and interest among the visitors, the next edition will take place from 5th-8th Aug 2020. The new edition will have a lot of attractions from international countries, not only in terms of participation but visitor promotion as well.”