The International Café & Beverage Show (ICBS) 2023, the leading showcase of artisan food, beverage and café products, officially kicked off yesterday (25 May) until 27 May 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre). ICBS 2023, which was officially opened by YBhg Datuk Bahria Mohd Tamil, Deputy Secretary General (Management & Investment), Ministry Of Investment, Trade And Industry, is taking place in Exhibition Halls 4 & 5 at the Centre.
Trade and industry visitors are the focus of the first two days (25th and 26th May – 10.00am to 6.00pm), with the third and final day (Saturday, 27th May – 10.00am to 5.00pm) open to the public who can treat their tastebuds to the best that the coffee and café industry have to offer. Anyone interested in attending ICBS 2023 should visit www.intl-cbs.com to pre-register and get the latest news and updates.
Elaborating on the show, Christopher McCuin, Managing Director, Montgomery Asia (ICBS organiser), shared, “We are delighted that the day is finally here and we officially open our doors to the over 250 brands exhibiting from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and other countries around the world. We are anticipating another great turnout this year and are expecting to top last year’s numbers by hosting more than 8,000 visitors during the three-day event.”
In addition to the exhibition, Montgomery Asia in conjunction with the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA) will host the semi-finals and finals of the 8th edition of the Malaysia National Coffee Championship (MNCC). 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) will go on to represent Malaysia at the World Coffee Championships (WCC) 2024.
ICBS 2023 is organised in collaboration with MSCA and has received strong support from both sponsors and exhibitors again. Sponsors include Bean Brothers, Claytan, Dutch Lady Professional, Falcon Coffees, Gigi Coffee, Hario, Monin, Cafetto, and Marco by Dankoff Coffee Specialist, La Cimbali by Coffex Coffee, Mazzer by Classic Fine Foods Malaysia and Vitasoy and Watch Water. Exhibitors will include Frad Coffee, K Hub, Qube Apps, Eciatto, Green Pot Tea, Conx Design, Forest Cloud, HisBrew, Da Di Coffee, Niju Coffee, LewisGene Roasters, Gourmet Partner, Global Coffee Resources, Organic 7 Days, Asia Hegner, Big Fame, Stallion Creation, Necessary Provision, MPFA Trading and SEA Global, amongst others.
Other key supporting partners for ICBS 2023 include the ASEAN Coffee Federation, Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters and Industries, Barista Association of Thailand, Hotel & Restaurant Association of the Philippines, Philippine Coffee Board, Lao Coffee Association, Myanmar Coffee Association, Singapore Coffee Association, Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia, Thai Coffee Association and Vietnam Coffee Cocoa Association.