Hostex Sandton

08. - 10. March 2026 | International trade fair for the food and beverage industry

Hostex is an international trade fair specializing in the food and beverage industry in Africa. The name "Hostex" is derived from "Hospitality Expo," reflecting the fair's focus on hospitality and related industries. This significant event takes place biennially at the Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, underscoring its relevance in the region..

The fair attracts professional buyers from various sectors, including public institutions, hotels, supermarkets, and fast-food restaurants. It serves as a platform for professionals to examine, compare products, and forge new business relationships. The key themes of the fair include equipment, food and beverages, tea and coffee, interior design, technology, and sustainability. Exhibitors offer a diverse range of products and services, ranging from meat and dairy products to fruits and vegetables, confectionery, baked goods, dressings, spices, and an extensive assortment of beverages.

The fair is characterized by a strong local connection, presenting not only the South African food and beverage industry but also emphasizing the region's cultural diversity and culinary heritage. Highlights of the fair include an exclusive wine zone with top-tier products and producers, live cooking demonstrations, the "Barista Challenge" where leading baristas compete, as well as interactive discussions with experts, knowledge exchange, and product presentations.

Exhibitors come from various industries related to food and beverages, hospitality, and related technologies. The main visitor groups consist of professionals from these sectors, searching for new products, services, and business opportunities.

The Sandton Convention Centre, located in the heart of Johannesburg's business district, is a state-of-the-art event center. Its accessibility makes it an ideal setting for such an international trade fair, providing suitable infrastructure for exhibitors and visitors from around the world.

The Hostex will take place on 3 days from Sunday, 08. March to Tuesday, 10. March 2026 in Sandton.

In 687 days
08.03.2026 - 10.03.2026*
Sunday - Tuesday, 3 days
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Local time:
02:12 h (UTC +02:00)

Fair location:

Sandton Convention Centre,
161 Maude Street, 2196 Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa


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Fair organizer
Fresh Montgomery
9 Manchester Square
W1U 3PL London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Fax: +44 (0)20 78863091
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Past editions:
  • 03. - 05. March 2024
  • 26. - 28. June 2022
  • 01. - 03. March 2020
  • 06. - 08. May 2018
    • 200 exhibitors
    • 6151 visitors
  • 07. - 09. May 2017
  • 03. - 05. May 2016

Fair location:

Sandton Convention Centre,
161 Maude Street, 2196 Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa


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Product groups: crockery, cutlery, drinks, food, kitchen appliances, kitchen furniture, Kitchen utensils, table linen, …

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information. Errors and alterations excepted! Fair dates and exhibition sites are subject to change by the respective trade fair organiser.


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Where does the Hostex taking place?
The Hostex fair takes place in Sandton, at the Sandton Convention Centre.

When is the Hostex taking place?
Visit the Hostex from 08. - 10. March 2026.

How often does the Hostex take place?
The Hostex takes place biennially.

What kind of fair is the Hostex?
The Hostex is an exhibition for Food, Beverages and .