As parts of the world begin to emerge from the pandemic, restaurants and bars are having to rethink business strategies and redefine their propositions to adhere to stricter health and safety measures.

In a bid to make sense of the situation in Asia, the second edition of Food & Hotel Digital Week is set to explore the challenges, new norms, technologies and practices for the industry post-pandemic. Taking place from 15-17 July and themed ‘Hospitality’s New Normal – Restoring HoReCa in Asia’, the three-day webinar series will feature more than 45 industry thought leaders from around the world.

Webinar highlights include:

  • The Now and Next for Tourism, Operations and Hospitality: An ASEAN Hotel Association roundtable session jointly organised with the Singapore Hotel Association to discuss the way forward for the hotel and tourism industry in the region.
  • Future of Work in Hospitality – Do Skills Still Matter?: A webinar offering perspectives from international guilds, hospitality establishments and associations such as Jumeirah Hospitality, Hosco and Worldchefs on the impact of the pandemic on skills, jobs and staff development.
  • Café, Coffee, Covid – Roasting Ideas for a New Normal: Members from the ASEAN Coffee Federation including the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association, Myanmar Coffee Association, Philippine Coffee Board and IWCA Vietnam look into trends and challenges in Asian markets post Covid-19.

The full schedule is available online, and registration for this webinar series is free.

“We received tremendous support and interest from the F&B community for the first edition of the Food & Hotel Digital Week,” comments Ian Roberts, Managing Director of Hospitality, Food & Beverage at Informa Markets. “For the upcoming edition in July the spotlight will be on the hospitality sector, through the showcases and webinar sessions we hope that the hospitality community will gain insight and contacts to help them with the knowledge needed to navigate these difficult times.”

Dave Chan, founder of Saladplate and Vice President of Digital Business & Advanced Analytics at Informa Markets, adds: “We successfully launched during the debut Food & Hotel Digital Week in May, an event that proved to be a highly efficient solution for globally minded brands in food, beverages and hospitality to connect with markets across Asia. I very much look forward to the upcoming July edition where we will feature exciting new contents, new products and new ways to connect, all designed to suit our professional community as we enter the new normal.”


Co-locating with Food & Hotel Digital Week, the inaugural FHA Congress, a two-day virtual conference running from 13-14 July, is aimed at addressing the emerging and likely permanent shifts in hospitality and food industries. Across 10 tracks on simultaneous livestream, global experts will engage audiences with their discourse on immediate Covid-related solutions and their views on the longer-term industry outlook.

More information is available online, with discounted rates are available for group bookings.