PUNTOITALY No33 - January 2023

FOOD&HOTEL ASIA Singapore, 25 - 28 October We returned to Singapore, after many postponements, in one of the cities where the pandemic was most felt and was strictly monitored with many limitations. The FHA HoReCa 2022 event, whose name comes after halving the event in respects to pre-pandemic levels, ended with resounding success after four enthusiastic days of B2B exchanges among players in the hotel-restaurant-bar industry. This tradeshow is clear proof of the HoReCa industry’s strength, which is recovering all over the world. Its numbers include over 34 thousand participants from 85 different countries, with 34% coming from abroad and 66% local visitors. As customary to the show, there were numerous competitions, including FHA Culinary Challenge and the very popular Barista Team Championship. But special interest was garnered by the Asian Pastry Cup, a selection round for the World Pastry Cup which will be held in Lyon in January 2023. Malaysia triumphed over South Korea and Chinese Taipei, coming in second and third respectively. Our participation was greatly satisfying thanks to being able to meet Italian exhibitors again, who were present in force returning to this location that has always been a point of reference for Far Eastern markets. 31