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8th Caucasus International Hospitality Fair
The 8th Caucasus International Hospitality Fair, Horex Caucasus 2014, opened on 3 April at Baku Expo Center exhibition complex. The official opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, AbulfazGarayev, the Executive Director of ITE Group, Mr Edward Strachan., UNWTO Secretary-General Mr. TalebRifai, Minister of Urban Development and Tourism of Albania Mr. EglantinaGjermeni, Minister of Tourism of Croatia Mr. DarkoLorencin and Minister of Economy of Lithuania MrEvaldasGustas. The second day of HOREX 2014 was marked by a visit of Azerbaijani President IlhamAliyev to Baku Expo Center. The President viewed the displays from the world’s leading tour operators, international airlines, and the manufacturers of equipment for hotels and restaurants. Foreign exhibitors demonstrated to the President the potential of their countries, which are seeking to establish steady business relations with Azerbaijan in the fields of tourism, information and cultural exchange.
During the exhibition, the exhibitors were showing current trends and new technologies that support the provision of high-level travel services, the conceptual findings of manufacturers, and high-quality service standards and professional ethics. The leading companies in the industry from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Turkey and Switzerland wererepresented. Regular exhibitscovered:Art Nishan, Asena, Faber Chemical&Medicine, Horeca, HRS, Kymberly Clark Advent, Muehldorfer, REM Services,Tanay, Titan Group, Wanzland others. Among the newcomers this year, companies such as Azer Co (Milla), Base7Booking, Ekiphan, Fina, Swissam Hospitality Business School,Zivellaand others.
The exposition included everything you need for a successful business: modern hotel furniture, interior solutions and textiles, kitchen equipment and coffee machines, professional cosmetics for hotels’ wellness centers and spas, exclusive food and beverages, cleanliness and hygiene products, tableware and utensils, and IT solutions for hotel management and security. Among the new attractions this year was comprehensive range of equipment for the luxury-class supermarket. The participantsmade presentations and hold master classes on their stands, during which visitors saw the latest equipment in action. Horex Caucasus supportedby the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, National Confederation of The Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (AEC) and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO).The organizers of the exhibition are Iteca Caspian LLC and ITE Group plc.