Hospitality is one of the most vibrant industries in Kenya, with the backbone being customer service. Increased businesses in the hospitality industry are as a result of Nairobi being a regional investment hub. Hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and other eateries have taken the trend in the capital of Nairobi and its environs.

HOTECA East Africa 2018

This event is the only event of its kind in East Africa focusing both on the Hotels & Technology of Catering in the region. The show's goal is to assist companies in growing their market share and increasing two-way trade within the East Africa region and the rest of the world. It provides exhibiting companies and visitors, unparalleled business networking opportunities to discover new markets, new creative products, ideas, and innovations, supplemented by various attractions and live competitions. Whether you’re looking for artisan, specialty or mainstream food and drink suppliers, the latest catering equipment, technology providers, furniture, interiors, tableware or hospitality services, you’ll find all of it and more at the Hotels & Technology of Catering Show. In three days you will be able to experience the benefits of a year's worth of comparing and sourcing as well as meet and network "one-on-one" with some of the top decision-making hospitality executives that are looking to meet with companies and readily available to conduct business. You will be certain to gather a diverse amount of sales leads and significantly increase your sales and profits! HOTECA EA is organized by B2B Africa Ltd. Contact us on +254 738 011 221 or info@hoteca-ea.com  



Increased businesses in the hospitality industry are as a result of Nairobi being a regional investment hub. Kenya now is third best world destination in ranking.More than 10 hotel chains have already been opened in Nairobi in 2016 and more are expected to open businesses in the country this year. This in itself brings about competitions in the hospitality sector where the best of the best are the ones grabbing the biggest share of the market.Therefore a need arises to also identify hospitality products and service contractors where trends, technology, equipment will be showcased at the HOTECA EA 2018.





Food & Drink

Catering & Hospitality Equipment


This brings about competitions in the hospitality sector where the best of the best are the ones grabbing the biggest share of the market. The rapidly expanding middle class and increasing urbanization trend create compelling investment opportunities in multiple sectors i.e. food & beverage, accommodation and travel and tourism. The hospitality industry in Kenya is a thriving industry and one that brings the most revenue to Kenya. Many people visit Kenya for different reasons and at different times. Some visit to enjoy the friendly weather, others to watch the wildebeest migration among many other reasons. No matter your reason for visiting, Kenya is still a wonderful travel destination that gives you memories enough to last you a lifetime.

Enjoy a broad range of Live Competition Events and demonstrations brought to you by the experts featuring two main competitions hosted by Barista Pro Ltd

Salon Culinaire Competition

It will be the key feature in the ultimate culinary face-off at HOTECA. Chefs eager to flaunt their talents in creating stand-out dishes on the spot in different categories, and discover the region’s latest culinary concepts and trends and meet a panel of regional & international judges coming especially for this annual event.

Barista Challenge

East Africa’s top and aspiring baristas and tea specialists will compete against each other for the Best Barista Specialist in East Africa. It will integrate all aspects of coffee and tea products in a single platform, delivering an exciting line-up of new and revamped competitions to provide an all-encompassing live action, learning new skills and experience to all attendees.

Also the categories for Barista Challenge are:

  1. Espresso
  2. Milk beverage
  3. Signature drink
  4. Latte art throwdown
  5. Q&A


*Note: Your email address will be kept secret and not be published


The Hotels &Technology in Catering (HOTECA) Show offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for our corporate partners. By becoming a sponsor, your company will have the opportunity to promote its range of products and services before a captive audience of catering, laundry, safety shoes, catering uniforms, food and beverage professionals from countries around the world at the 2018 Show, and access an audience through targeted marketing, a strong internet footprint and large media presence. The sponsorship package can be tailored made to accentuate marketing efforts and spice up your bottom line. The relationship that is established between the show and a sponsor is that of a long term partnership, both working together for the betterment of the food and beverage industry. Each sponsorship opportunity receives an outstanding package of benefits, including high visibility promotion in top trade markets in the East African Region. We would be pleased to offer you the opportunity to participate as a sponsor in any of the following areas:  


Main Event Sponsorship

We will tailor make sponsorship for main exhibition event upon request and discussion.

Barista Challenge

Salon Culinaire Competition


The only exhibition that gives you the opportunity to make contact with lots of competent specialists in such a short period of time, avoiding loss of time or substantial expenditure on trips to meet them. Here you can see products in action and ask exhibitors a multiplicity of questions about their products. They will not only share with you their experience but may become your useful partners and colleagues. After all, exhibitions can transfer a person into another world by bringing together under one roof all the best of a sector or of personal interest.