Along with various new highlights and returning activities, the Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) will also be co-locating with HOTELEX Malaysia in a first-time strategic collaboration.

The most important and anticipated Food & Hotel Malaysia (FHM) show will be returning, according to a recent announcement from Informa Markets Malaysia. The event will take place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from September 19 to September 22, 2023.

This top trade-only biennial event is currently in its 17th year. During those four days, over 1500 brands and companies and about 25,000 visitors are expected to participate in the event. An Informa press release stated that eight overseas pavilions have also confirmed their attendance, with representatives from Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United States, and other countries planning to exhibit their most recent products at FHM 2023.

This biennial premier trade-only food and hospitality event is now in its 17th edition. The state show will showcase 1,500 participating brands and companies. Over 25,000 attendees are expected to visit over the four event days. Eight international pavilions have also confirmed their participation, with contingents from Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, USA and other nations set to exhibit their latest offerings at FHM 2023, an Informa press release said.

FHM remains the top avenue for industry players to connect, drive innovation and discover business growth prospects. The event’s expansion to a full 10-hall capacity will allow for greater participation and networking opportunities for all attendees.

“As the key event for the Malaysian food and hospitality industry, we are thrilled to have expanded our event to 10 halls this year so that we may welcome more industry players to benefit from the opportunities here. With our theme revolving around sustainability, we look forward to bringing together industry leaders and innovators to exchange ideas, forge new connections, and drive the industry towards a more sustainable future,” said Mr Gerard Leeuwenburgh, Country General Manager of Informa Markets in Malaysia.

This year, Informa Markets is also pleased to announce that HOTELEX Malaysia will be running concurrently with FHM 2023 for the first time, bringing together two superior tradeshows leading the food and hospitality industry under one roof.

“As the leading exhibition for the Chinese industry, HOTELEX connects Chinese and international catering and hospitality suppliers with F&B and HoReCa buyers worldwide. Our partnership with FHM is a perfect match, and it will be a grand collaboration that benefits all industry players. With a large-scale combined event under one roof, we can offer a more comprehensive range of exhibitor profiles to meet the needs of professional buyers from around the world,” said Helen Fan, Executive Deputy General Manager of HOTELEX.

With a wide array of exhibitors across 16 profiles that include all types of kitchen and hotel supplies, HOTELEX will enable domestic and international buyers to connect with suppliers throughout the industry, making it a one-stop shop for all their needs.

Featuring the event theme of “Bringing Sustainability to the Table”, FHM 2023 is proud to take this opportunity to spearhead greater sustainability within the F&B and HoReCa sector and help businesses navigate an evolving market landscape where sustainability is becoming a key priority.

In conjunction with the sustainability theme, FHM 2023 will introduce a new Plant-Based Terrace featuring a new profile of exhibitors offering plant-based proteins and meat alternatives. With sustainability playing an increasingly important role in the hospitality sector, the event will also present a selection of sustainable soft furnishings and hospitality-related furniture.

FHM 2023 will feature numerous other highlights that reflect ongoing industry trends, with spotlights cast on industry 4.0 advancements, sustainable packaging, nutritional food as well as the aforementioned plant-based food.

The food and hospitality industry will be pleased to know that exhibiting space is still available for FHM 2023. Interested parties are invited to email to enquire about exhibiting or visit for more information.

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