The Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo was launched in 1995. It is the largest trade exposition in the State and the only event providing access for industry buyers to a full range of products and services for the State’s most important economic sectors. Although, a number of industry seminars are offered, the primary objective of the Expo is to bring industry professionals together with corresponding industry vendors to create an effective and efficient marketplace on the exhibition hall floor.
4,735 buyers attended in 2009. They represented the purchasing needs of Hawaii architects, attractions, caterers, colleges, concessions, convenience stores, country clubs, government agencies, health clubs, hospitals, hotels, interior designers, military housing & foodservice, nightclubs, property managers, restaurants, retirement homes, supermarkets, shopping malls, timeshare residencies and schools.
Products exhibited include amenities, appliances, alarms, art, bakery goods, bathroom fixtures, beds, beers, buses, candies, carpeting, carts, china, cleaning supplies, clocks, coffees, cooking utensils, crystal, cutlery, desserts, disposable containers, draperies, flooring & floor care products, frozen foods, furniture, glass-ware, gourmet foods, hardware, ice-cream, irons, key cards, lamps, linens, locks, meats, menus, office supplies, paper goods, produce, promotional items, robes, rugs, safes, scales, seafood, security systems, signs, snacks, soft drinks, spirits, swimming pool supplies, tabletop items, tableware, teas, telephones, televisions, towels, umbrellas & shade products, uniforms, vending machines, wallpaper, wines and more.
Equipment & services exhibited include accounting, air-conditioning & purity, audio/video, broad-cast cable & satellite services, catering, cleaning, communications, computer systems, construction materials, data-processing, electrical, energy management, entertainment, environmental, financial, food-preparation, graphics, grounds-keeping, house-keeping, insurance, internet, landscaping, laundry, lighting, maintenance, material handling, painting, parking, physical fitness, plumbing, point-of-sales systems, printing, property management, recreation, recycling, refrigeration, remodeling, safety, sanitation, security, shipping, storage, technology, transportation, visual display, waste management & disposal, window tinting, website design and more.