The Bridge to Business Opportunities
HOFEX Connect is a one-stop online matchmaking platform which lines you up with global suppliers based on your interests and preferences, offering high-value, engaging and cost-effective business opportunities. Exhibitors spanning various countries & F&B sectors will display their best offerings online, with in-depth company and exhibit profiles available for preview. You can leverage the ultra-flexible settings to narrow down the choice and schedule unlimited meetings from the comfort of your couch!
The first HOFEX Connect concluded with tremendous success on 31 March 2021! The 3-day event has brought thousands of industry players together virtually, unlocking lucrative discussions and countless business deals!
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Why HOFEX Connect?
Quality F2F Online Meetings
A premier platform to schedule unlimited meetings and create high-value, immediate business opportunities while meet your individual needs
No Geographical Constraints
Connect with suppliers from the comfort of your couch. A cost-effective, time-saving and safe platform to meet with buyers despite travel restrictions
AI-powered smart recommendation based on your personal preference and interests & reminder system
Hear What our Visitors Say?
We source F&B for five-star hotels and casinos in Philippines. Due to the pandemic, it has been difficult sourcing for new suppliers and being in F&B we need to be updated with latest products and suppliers in the market. Thanks to HOFEX Connect we are able to see what are the new opportunities.
Mr Benjamin Ong
Vice President, Artisan Cellars & Fine Foods Inc.
HOFEX Connect was a great platform for me to find new suppliers. I always received the support I needed on meeting arrangement from the Organiser. Thanks to that I was able to meet with the suppliers out of my busy schedule. The event was overall very well-organised.
Mr Danny Ho
Executive Pastry Chef, Hotel Icon
We are developing a healthy menu and would like to source for some niche F&B products. HOFEX Connect has matched me with the right suppliers while saving my time and effort looking for them all by myself. It was definitely a very helpful business matchmaking platform.
Mr Men Ho Ma
Head Chef, The Wall Street Bar
Good Customer Service. I liked receiving updates on my upcoming calls and even been contacted by phone to remind me. The team was also very fast to solve issues.
Mr Gerardo Rios
Frequently Asked Questions
HOFEX Connect and the physical tradeshow HOFEX 2021 are organised by the same team. In order to offer more networking channels for the industry under the pandemic, our team launched the first online business matchmaking event HOFEX Connect which allows suppliers and buyers to continue their sourcing activity despite geographical constraints.
Meanwhile, the physical tradeshow HOFEX 2021, originally scheduled from 12-14 May, will be postponed to 7-9 September 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Promotion for both events will be carried out concurrently.
Over 200 international F&B and hospitality brands and suppliers showcasing a wide array of food & drinks and foodservice equipment, with exhibitors specialised in coffee, bakery & confectionery, wine, meat etc.
The event is free of charge for buyers. You simply need to pre-register online and activate your account by entering the login details received from 16 March onwards. You can then schedule meetings with suppliers.
If I have already pre-registered for HOFEX Connect, can I gain access to the physical tradeshow HOFEX 2021 in September?
You have to pre-register separately for HOFEX Connect in March and the physical tradeshow HOFEX 2021 in September. HOFEX Connect Pre-registration is now open. HOFEX 2021 Pre-registration details will be announced later.
Buyer pre-registration launches
16 March Onwards
Login details sent to pre-registered buyer
Platform opens for meeting scheduling
HOFEX Connect kicks off! Buyers can meet with suppliers online as scheduled