The International Café & Beverage Show (ICBS) 2023, will return to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 25 to 27 May 2023. The three-day show is expected to attract over 8000 visitors and more than 500 brands exhibiting from Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Australia, The Netherlands and Italy.
“We were so happy with how ICBS 2022 turned out, recording over 6000 visitors from 35 countries was a great achievement. The feedback from exhibitors was very positive, with 98 per cent looking to return in 2023 and many already securing their attendance at this year’s show which is a great testament to the success of 2022’s exhibition,” says Christopher McCuin, show organiser and Managing Director of Montgomery Asia.
ICBS will also host the semi-finals and finals of the 8th edition of the Malaysia National Coffee Championship (MNCC), in collaboration with the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA), which will see the ‘national champion’ baristas in three categories – Gigi Coffee Malaysia Barista Championship 2023, Falcon Coffees Malaysia Brewers Cup 2023 and Gigi Coffee Malaysia Latte Art Championship 2023 – represent Malaysia at the World of Coffee Championships (WCC) 2024.
“ICBS provides the perfect platform to help Malaysia’s coffee and café industry grow. This is perfectly in line with our vision when we first launched the Malaysia National Coffee Championship (MNCC), a platform designed for young professionals to showcase their talent, skill and creativity in the specialty coffee industry,” says Kelvin Ngow Wai Hng, President of the MSCA.
ICBS 2023 is organised in collaboration with MSCA and, according to ICBS, has received strong support from both sponsors and exhibitors again. Visitors can take advantage of the opportunity to try some creative and innovative coffee roasts produced by homegrown Malaysian businesses in the ‘Roasters Pavilion’, a cost-effective way for smaller Malaysian coffee roasters to showcase their unique coffee flavours.
For more information visit www.intl-cbs.com