Singapore takes center stage as the host for Café Asia 2016, International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2016 (ICT Expo 2016) and Sweets & Bakes Asia 2016. The concurrent shows will gather more than 140 exhibitors from 20 countries from all around the world including Brazil, Costa Rico and Kenya. The show spans 5,000 square metres and is the largest gathering in this region of players from the tea, coffee and bakery industries. The showcase of the industries is also an important venue for businesses seeking franchising opportunities and also to represent new products in this region.
Café Asia 2016 has established itself as Southeast Asia’s trade and consumer event dedicated to the region’s café and teahouse communities. It brings together café and teashop owners, managers, importers, exporters, distributors and suppliers of machinery, equipment, and raw materials. It is a dynamic B2B platform for the sourcing and buying needs of key decision makers and for them to explore new opportunities for collaboration and distribution of new products.
The shows will also open their doors to the trade on March 3 and to the public on March 5 where fun-filled activities on everything coffee, tea and bakery including exclusive workshops, classes, and demonstrations of the latest technologies, trends and techniques will be showcased. There will be various tasting sessions that are nothing short of a feast for the senses. The brew bars provide the ideal opportunity for coffee lovers and visitors to sample coffee brewed by the various coffee companies at the show.
Among the many highlights of the event include witnessing the crème de la crème of brewers and latte artists battle it out for four coveted national titles, the Singapore National Barista Championship 2016, the Singapore National Latte Art Championship 2016, the Singapore National Brewers Cup 2016 and the Singapore National Cup Tasters Championship 2016 organised by the Singapore Coffee Association and sanctioned by World Coffee Events to run WCE competitions. The champions will represent Singapore on the world stage of the respective world championships
Visitors to the shows will also see the creations by participants of the Singapore Bakery & Confectionery Championship 2016. Organised by the Singapore Bakery & Confectionery Trade Association (SBCTA), the competition seeks to give recognition to baking talents and encourage creativity and innovation among Singapore’s professional and student bakers. Through this championship, SBCTA hopes to increase awareness of the endless creativity and varieties of bakery products for consumers to enjoy.
Venue: Hall C, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands