Shining Judging Panel Finalized for Leading Competitions at HOTELEX Chengdu

SHANGHAI, July 18, 2014 /CNW/ -- Based on the successful experience and buyer resources from HOTELEX Shanghai, HOTELEX Chengdu will be launched in August 2014, aiming to attract professional buyers and visitors from Chengdu radiating southwest region. Three eye-catching competitions, China Master Bartender Competition 2015, China Barista Championship 2015 and China Gelato Championship 2015, will become the hot zone with the most foot traffic and frequent bursts of applause and cheering.

Passion in Spirits -- CMBC Chengdu Division

China Master Bartender Competition is a professional competition initiated by the most authoritative bartender association in China. CMBC has invited bartending professionals from different regions in China and aims to share and showcase their skills and expertise to every attendee. The organizer will collaborate with Zunhua Bartender Association, aiming to bring new blood and talents to the industry.

The judging panel represents the highest professional standards in Chinese industry and is composed of leading industry figures, including Head Judge Jackie Ho, invited judge Mr. Kyo San, Tommy from BACARDI, Anson Lei from MONIN. Guests of Honor include: 2014 CMBC Classic Champion, Billy Liu; 2014 CMBC Flairtending Champion, Mr. Zhan Chaorun; second place, Meizi; and, 2013 CMBC Classic Champion, Nadia Liu. The champion of the CMBC Chengdu division will be invited to the CMBC Final. As one of the largest and most professional competitions, CMBC gains strong supports from its sponsors, including Premium Sponsor Edrington Shanghai Limited, Bacardi China. Other sponsors are MONIN, Grand Marnier, RON Barcelo, HAYMAN Gin, Stolichnaya, Gin Master, Evan Williams Bourbon, De Kuyper, LUXARDO, BOLS, and MANCINO VERMOUTH.

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Fascinating Coffee -- CBC Chengdu Division

China Barista Championship (CBC) is the exclusive professional competition authorized by WBC. CBC aims to provide a platform for coffee professionals and enthusiasts to share, compete and celebrate. WBC certified judges from around the world evaluate each performance according to its taste, clarity, creativity and skill.

The top three winners from CBC Chengdu Division will be qualified for the final round of CBC China. The judging panel is composed of leading figures from cutting-edge coffee shops in China, including WCE certified international Head Judge Jack Hu, Sensory judge Billy Chen from Coffee Together, Liu Chunping from Ming Cafe, Lu Chengmei from SY Coffee, Wang Pei from Stellerich and Wei Lingpeng from Coffee Salon, Technical judge Luoyang from Shanghai Nexus Cafe, Mao Xiaodong from Render Coffee and Tan Yonghua from Meilong Food.

As the success of the 12 years' celebration, the 13th China Barista Championship continues to gain huge support from great companies and brands: Premium Sponsors Ming Cafe, Official Equipment Sponsor Render Coffee, Official Coffee Bean Sponsor Shanghai Jespresso, Official Supply Nestle (China), Gift Sponsor Hario (Shanghai), Apron Sponsor Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Columbia (FNC).

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Italian Style -- China Gelato Championship-Chengdu Division

2015 Gelato Chengdu will be launched in August, aiming to provide a platform for gelato professionals and enthusiasts to share, compete and celebrate. The champion of Gelato Chengdu will be qualified for the final round in HOTELEX Shanghai next year.

At its launch in southwest China, China Gelato Championship will bring attendees exclusive sensory experiences onsite. The competition gained strong support from great companies and brands, including: Ice-cream Machine Sponsor Carpigiani Shanghai Branch; Ice-cream Supply Sponsor Fabbri (Shanghai) Food Trading Co., Ltd.; Cabinet Freezer Sponsor Scotsman Ice Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.; Milk & Cream Sponsor Nestle Professional; and, Ice-cream Freezer Sponsor Qingdao Haier Special Freezer Co., Ltd. Meanwhile, Arianna Agresti from Fabbri (Shanghai) and Alessandro D'accordi from Carpigiani (Shanghai) will come to be the judge for this competition.

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With holding three professional and high-level championships, Hotelex Chengdu 2014 combines industrial exhibition and competition with various interactive activities, and is sure to bring delegates precious business opportunities and first-hand resources.

2014 HOTELEX Chengdu will be held from 8th to 10th August in Hall 5, Chengdu Century City Int'l Convention and Exhibition Center. Visitor registration has already started. We cordially invite you to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

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Notes

  1. About HOTELEX (http://www.hotelex.cn
    As the main part of HDD (Hotelex, Deco & Design), it contains ten differently themed sectors including Catering Equipment & Supply, Bakery & Ice cream, Tableware, Textile, Appliance & Amenities, IT & Security, Fitness & Leisure, Coffee & Tea, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits. HOTELEX has led the hospitality industry trends for 23 years and will continue to provide one-stop purchasing and information platform for the hospitality professionals.
  2. About EXPO FINEFOOD (http://www.expofinefood.com
    EXPO FINEFOOD is a one-stop purchasing platform that features high-quality imported food products and food ingredients catering to hotels, restaurants, bars, cafes, clubs and hospitality industry. As a part of HOTELEX Shanghai, EXPO FINEFOOD showcases four-themed exhibition sectors including Food & Beverage, Bakery & Ice Cream, Coffee & Tea and Wine & Spirits.

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For further information: Zoi Fan, +86-21-3339-2239, +86-158-0054-5639, zoi.fan@ubmsinoexpo.com, http://www.hotelex.cn