Nestlé hosts zonal Food Conference for its Out-of-Home business in Sri Lanka

Participants from 22 countries across Asia, Oceania and Africa

To Press Releases listJun 29, 2016

Nestlé Professional, Nestlé's Out-of-Home business that provides culinary and beverage solutions to the restaurant and food service industries, is hosting its 2016 zonal Food Conference for Asia, Oceania and Africa in Sri Lanka this week.

The conference takes place from 20 to 24 June and will have delegates from over 22 countries, including Peter Amon – Head of Food for Nestlé Professional worldwide and Jeroen Pluijmers – Regional Business Head for Nestlé Professional in Asia, Oceania and Africa. The delegation will discuss global strategic direction and best practices, and formulate region-specific execution strategies.

This is the first time Nestlé is hosting this particular event in Sri Lanka and the second time the company is hosting a global event in the country. Sri Lanka was chosen as a host destination for the conference because it is a dynamic and growing market for Nestlé Professional in the region.

Nestlé Professional is an integral part of Sri Lanka's Out-of-Home food and beverages industry and partners with local professionals in sharing its knowledge and experience as food and beverage experts. They are market leaders in the local Out-of-Home industry, with an ambition to inspire their partners' growth with branded, creative profitable solutions that are 'Making More Possible'.

Said Chef Gerard Mendis, President of the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka: "Nestlé Professional has been a strong supporter of the local culinary industry right from the inception of the Chefs Guild in 1988. With their strong local insight, they have been effective in bringing us relevant and customised culinary solutions from their impressive global portfolio. As one of our oldest and pioneering partners, we greatly appreciate their efforts to not just help develop the industry but also give local Chefs opportunities for training and foreign exposure at world class events, such as the Culinary Olympics in Germany and Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, where they were able to compete with the best and win gold medals."

Shivani Hegde, Managing Director for Nestlé Lanka, and Roshan Perera, Head of Nestlé Professional in Sri Lanka, said "We are excited to see the new innovations for food and beverage solutions from these different markets and learn from their experiences. We welcome them all with true Sri Lankan hospitality and look forward to a highly interactive and productive workshop in the coming days".