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PHUKET: Heavy rain on Phuket this week has provided a handy boost to the inaugural Andaman Hotelier hospitality expo, which attracted nearly 3,000 visitors on the event’s opening day on Thursday.

The event, which cost 3 million baht to stage, is open from 11am to 9pm at HomeWorks on the bypass road until Sunday.

The expo marks the first time six major hotel industry clubs and associations have combined their efforts to stage such an event, said Vasan Tongsanga, president of the Food & Beverage Managers Club (Andaman region).

The other clubs involved are the Phuket Spa Association, Phuket Chef Association, Housekeeping Management Club, Phuket Chief Engineering Club and the Phuket Artisans Club.

“In the past, each of us separately organized our own activities. But this time, with support from the Phuket Skills Development Center and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the six clubs in the same industry are able to stage a united show,” Mr Vasan said.

There are more than 90 booths at the show, highlighting hospitality wares ranging from F&B products such as drinks, ice cream, bread and sausages to kitchenware to fully integrated air-conditioning systems.

Exhibitors ran the gamut from large-scale suppliers to local companies.

Onuma Choiychana, a sales executive at BM Quality Food Co Ltd, a German-style sausage supplier based in Pathum Thani, is looking to raise brand awareness.

“We have been supplying beef, chicken and pork sausages to more than 100 four- and five-star hotels in Phuket for about seven years, as well as others in Phang Nga and Krabi,” she explained.

“Being a part of this exhibition is helping us to raise brand awareness among Phuket residents since our products are not sold individually elsewhere other than at Villa Market in Chalong,” Ms Onuma added.

Also looking to boost market exposure is Aeknatchara Suwanno, president of Daily Sunshine (Thailand) Co Ltd, a local hotel supplier based in Chalong.

“We have been supplying juices, such as orange, pineapple and mango, for six years and gelato fruity ice cream for two years to our 150 customers, who are mainly hotels, but at this event our aims is just to make our brand better known among the public,” he said.

To entertain the public, and for hotel staff to show their skills, 70 skills and competency competitions are being held throughout the show, with 300,000 baht in prize money up for grabs.

Among the competitions are bartender and wine butler contests, a cooking competition as well as contests in ice carving, flower arrangement, towel folding, spa treatment and engineering skills.

The itinerary for this afternoon (August 27) is:

• 11am to 2pm: Thai cooking contest
1pm to 5pm: Seafood Somtam cooking contest
1pm to 6pm: Air conditioner technician skill competition
1pm to 6pm: Electrical technician skill competition
3pm to 6pm: Foot spa competition
6pm to 9pm: “Flair” Bartender competition
• 6pm to 9pm: Ice carving competition

The schedule of events for Sunday (August 28) is:

• 11am to 2pm: Andaman and European-style seafood cooking contest
4pm to 8pm: Ice carving competition
4pm to 7pm: Bartender competition
7pm to 9pm: Closing ceremony

— Janpen Upatising

 

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