Wanna go to Shanghai?

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We do! The HOTELEX Shanghai and EXPO Finefood events are going to be amazing!

More than 84,000 people attended HOTELEX in 2013, and it's set to be even bigger in 2014.

More than 84,000 people attended HOTELEX in 2013, and it’s set to be even bigger in 2014.

It takes place March 31 to April 3, and will include, like, the events of the country’s coffee industry. These include:

• The China Barista Championship

2013 China Barista Championship

2013 China Barista Championship

• The China Latte Art Championship

2013 China Latte Art Championship

2013 China Latte Art Championship

• The China Master Bartending Championship

2013 China Master Bartending Championship

2013 China Master Bartending Championship

• And OK, this isn’t coffee related, but we totally want to see the China Pizza Throwing Championship. I mean, c’mon. Don’t you??

Pizza Throwing Championship! That's a thing!

Pizza Throwing Championship! That’s a thing!

HOTELEX Shanghai is one of the biggest events in the world, with 10 different sectors geared toward the hospitality industry. Two of those sectors are applicable to coffee: the Food & Beverage sector, and the Coffee & Tea sector. And believe me, you won’t feel like you even have enough time to see everything in those two sectors — this show is massive. There are more than 1,500 exhibitors! And last year, almost 85,000 people attended! That’s bananas!

 

You can get a free ticket online by going HERE.

 

 

 

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.