WITH the aim of promoting Myanmarâ€™s hospitality industry, an international exhibition for food and hotels is scheduled to be held in early June in Yangon, said U Nay Linn, chairman of the Myanmar Restaurant Association.
â€˜International Food & Hotels Myanmar 2016â€™ will run between 1 and 3 June at Myanmar Event Park on Shinsawpu Road in Yangon.
A total of 220 exhibitors from 27 countries, including South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Germany will take part in the three-day event by showcasing various products and services.
This is the third time Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd has organised the recurring event in Myanmar.
Special talks on food safety, a food quiz game and some food and drink-related contests will be held during the event.
The Myanmar Chefs Association is offering special training to young people with hearing loss from Mary Chapman School for the Deaf to compete in the contest.
Myanmar has rapidly emerged as one of Asiaâ€™s newest and brightest frontier markets, with economic growth estimated at an annual rate of seven per cent for the next two years.
Last yearâ€™s tourist arrivals up to the end of November reached more than 4.2 million, according to figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Investments in the country also continue to grow each year.
Myint Maung Soe