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! Our next event will be on 6-8 July 2021, join now and stay tuned!
For Online Buyers
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
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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
Mr Derek Lau
Phone: +852 2585 6148
Email: [email protected]
Online Buyer Enquiry
Ms Rebecca Chan / Kay Lam
Phone: +852 2827 6211
Email: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between HOFEX Connect and HOFEX? Will there still be HOFEX 2021?
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.
Who will you meet at HOFEX Connect?
Over 100 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.
Is HOFEX Connect a paid event?
The event is free of charge for buyers. You simply need to pre-register online, upon trade buyer identity verification you can activate your account by entering the login details received from 22 June 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?
Buyer pre-registration for HOFEX Connect (July) and HOFEX physical exhibition in September can both be completed here. You may indicate your registration options accordingly.
What is the event schedule for HOFEX Connect (July)?
|1/6||Buyer Registration Opens|
|15/6 – 21/6||Suppliers set up online business matching platform account|
|22/6||Platform opens to Trade Buyers|
|22/6 – 5/7||Meeting scheduling period|
|6/7 – 8/7||E-meet your target business partners as scheduled|