Hotelex Shanghai, taking place from 31 March to 3 April at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, will reach over 140,000 square metres. The new space wil linclude 12 indoor halls and two temperary halls. Space includes a dedicated Coffee & Tea hall, which will host the China Barista Championship and China Latte Art Championship. The overseas exhibition area will reach a record-breaking 10,000 square metres, a 42 per cent increase over 2013. Around 90 per cent of space has been sold for the 2014 edition. “As a purchasing platform under one roof, Hotelex has transitioned into focusing on elevating all-around experience of both exhibitors and visitors through a serious of world-level onsite events, business-oriented match-making opportunities and tailor-made programs,” event organisers said in a statement.