Hong Kong’s annual Food Expo is coming up and opens its gates again from August 15 to 19, 2013. Since Hong Kong is known as the Culinary Capital of Asia, it is no wonder that food lovers, experts and enthusiasts have been looking forward to visit and participate at this special event and fair for a long time.

The Hong Kong Food Expo is one of the most popular trade shows and fairs in Hong Kong. Since the Food Expo is open to the public, literally thousands of foodies and food enthusiasts flock in at the Expo Halls of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai. Highlights of the Food Expo are demonstrations by various international chefs and experts including Michelin-starred chefs, the possibility to sample the latest gourmet treats from around the world as well as the opportunity to purchase the latest and hottest food products from all over the globe with discounted prices.

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Visitors are testing food in Food Expo

Visitors are testing food in Food Expo

Similar to previous years, the Hong Kong Food Expo is divided into three zones: the Gourmet Zone, the Public Hall and the Trade Hall. The Gourmet Zone and Pubic Hall are open to public visitors. For many visitors the Gourmet Zone is the most attractive part of the fair due to the fact that everyone can enlighten their taste and sample global well-known luxury gourmet treats including caviar, premium coffee, wine, truffle or abalones. And for all of you who more interested in the art of cooking, there are many special events including cooking demonstration, forum talks and discussions as well as free-giveaways, competition, games and lucky draws.

In case you plan to visit the Hong Kong Food Expo, be prepared that it will get crowded. Just to give you an idea: last year more than 1,100 exhibitors from over 20 countries and more than 390,000 visitors attended this unique Food Expo in Hong Kong. Hence, we highly recommend visiting the Food Expo at the beginning and try to avoid the last fair day since this day will be the most busy and crowded one.

Insider Tip: Don’t forget to visit the Night Bazaar at Hall 3E at 7:00pm -10:00pm during August 15 to 18, 2013. You have a chance to get some real bargains since selected items will be discounted up to 50% and more.

Visitors Buying Macau Food in Food Expo

Visitors Buying Macau Food in Food Expo

How to get to the Hong Kong Food Expo?

The 24th edition of the Hong Kong Food Expo will take place in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai. Please read our article about the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for more details about how to get to there.

When is the Hong Kong Food Expo?

The Hong Kong Food Expo is held from August 15 to 19, 2013. The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center Public Halls opens during 10:00am to 10:00 pm during August 15 to 19, 2013 (please note that on the last of the Food Expo the halls are only open till 6:00pm). The Gourmet Zone is open to the public on August 15, 2013 from 3:00pm – 10:00pm as well as on August 16 & 17, 2013 from 11:00am – 10:00pm.

Do I need to purchase entrance tickets to the Hong Kong Food Expo?

The entrance fare to the Public Hall is HK$ 25/person while the fare of the Public Hall & Gourmet Zone Combo Ticket is HK$ 40. Tourist can enjoy a special discounted price when providing their valid travel documents (HK$ 20 for the Public Hall and HK$ 30 for the Combo Ticket).

In addition, there is also a special Night Admission Ticket for entries after 6:00pm during August 15 to 18, 2013. The discounted tickets are available for HK$ 10.