The International Café & Beverage Show (ICBS) 2023, the showcase of artisan food, beverage and café products, successfully showcased, 25-27 May 2023, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The show was officially opened by YBhg Datuk Bahria Mohd Tamil, deputy secretary general (Management & Investment), Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, and took over Exhibition Halls 4 & 5 at the Centre.
Trade and industry visitors were the focus of the first two days, with the third and final day open to the public.
Christopher McCuin, managing director, Montgomery Asia (ICBS organiser), said that 250 brands were at the show exhibiting from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy and other countries. “We were anticipating another great turnout this year and expecting to top last year’s numbers by hosting more than 8,000 visitors during the three-day event,” he noted.
In addition to the exhibition, Montgomery Asia in conjunction with the Malaysia Specialty Coffee Association (MSCA), hosted the semi-finals and finals of the 8th edition of the Malaysia National Coffee Championship (MNCC). The ‘national champion’ baristas will go on to represent Malaysia at the World Coffee Championships (WCC) 2024.
ICBS 2023 is organised in collaboration with MSCA.
Key supporting partners for ICBS 2023 included 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.