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Professional hospitality operators from all over the world will be coming to Hostmilano thanks to partnerships with major industry associations


All of the key Italian and foreign trade associations will be present
1912 exhibitors have already booked their place (+ 8% on the same date in 2017)
Promotion continues for the focus countries: Canada, United States, Latin America, Middle East
Over 1500 hosted buyers from 80 countries, with an 80% turnover and an increasingly comprehensive typological mix
Host 2019 certified by the US Department of Commerce's Commercial Service 

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Hostmilano to showcase the storytelling of Iginio Massari: with talks and tastings, the "Luxury Pastry Chef" lays his cards on the table


“Pasticceria di lusso nel mondo by Iginio Massari” (Luxury pastry in the world by Iginio Massari) is the title of the new event born from the union between Host and the Master
An event which will showcase all the secrets of "communicating" the sweet
Alongside demonstrations and tastings, the event will also feature more than 20 of the most famous international pastry chefs
With the SMART Label Host Innovation award, excellence is, once again, key, with Massari the newest member of the panel

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Hostmilano fills up, with almost 2000 companies set to attend (+10% for the international contingent) and more than 500 events to celebrate the global Ho.Re.Ca boom


1912 companies have confirmed their participation (+8% with respect to this time in 2017)
Of these, 1127 are Italian (+7%), the remaining 785 representing 54 different countries (+10%)
Professional Catering remains the best-represented sector (38%), followed by Coffee/Tea, the Bar, Coffee machines/Vending machines, and the Table
All the key professional hospitality associations will attend, Italian and international
The SMART Label Host Innovation award and BeMyHost project both feature on the schedule
More than 500 events, contests and cookery demonstrations

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The must-attend appointment of the latest new coffee trends will be at HostMilano next October

  • The SMART Label Host Innovation Award will be back during Host 2019.
  • Gran Premio della Caffetteria Italiana and the innovative Coffee Addition event are on the calendar.
  • Italy becomes a workshop of new trends where speciality blends and alternative brewing methods meet tradition.
  • Cold brew and nitro coffee are the must-haves of summer.
  • World trade in the Coffee - Coffee Machines - Vending Machine industry reached a new peak in 2018 with a total in excess of EUR 17 billion.
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