The spotlight shines on Kuala Lumpur again in January 2016 as it is set to host the second instalment of Café Malaysia and, for the very first time, the show will host all three internationally-sanctioned championships – the Malaysia Latte Art Championship (MLAC) 2016, the Malaysia Brewer's Cup (MBrC) 2016 and the Malaysia Barista Championship (MBC) 2016.
Following the roaring success and response by exhibitors and the public to the inaugural Café Malaysia held in May 2015, the return of the exhibition marks Malaysia’s largest gathering of the tea and coffee industries and communities in Southeast Asia. The organizer expects some 150 exhibitors from 15 countries and an estimated 12,000 visitors from the trade and members of the public. The exhibition, which will be held from 14 to 16 January 2016; is projected to span over 6,000 square metres of floor space at the MATRADE Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC).
The trade and consumer event will host the meetings of café and teashop owners and managers, importers and exporters, distributors and suppliers of machinery, equipment, and raw materials. It serves as a dynamic B2B platform for key decision makers to source for their café needs and explore new collaborations and opportunities in a country where the number of specialty coffee drinkers has grown over the years. Malaysia, especially in Kuala Lumpur, has also seen a significant increase in the number of cafés.
The 3-day exhibition will be lined up with numerous networking opportunities for the trade and fun-filled activities for the public on everything coffee and tea. Visitors to the exhibition will be treated to exclusive workshops, classes and demonstrations of the latest technologies, trends and techniques pertaining to the industry.
The key highlights of the exhibition will be live and intense battles in all three championships at the national level, hosted by the Malaysian Coffee Specialty Association (MCSA) and organized by Barista Guild Asia (BGA).