2,004 companies from 47 countries are exhibiting at this year's Host in Milan. Rational was showcasing its new cross and stripe grill grate for the 5 Senses SelfCookingCenter. Robot Coupe introduced new mixer models at its stand. Middleby's vast portfolio of brands was showcased on its stand. Amerex teamed up with Britannia Ventilation for its Host installation. Demonstration chef Pavel cooked Catering Insight a lightning-quick and delicious three course meal in a Retigo Vision combi oven. Gram and Hoshizaki's joint stand featured the national culinary team of Denmark and many mixologists on hand. Adande teamed up with Thermodyne for its stand. The spectacular Porta Sud entrance at Fiera Milano. MKN's FlexiCombi MagicPilot combi steamer was prominently displayed on its stand. Smeg went au natural for its stand design. The Meiko stand bubbled away. Carpigiani's soft serve gelato machines proved a big draw. Lainox built an entire theatre to demonstrate its Naboo combi ovens. The Ali Group 'Cooking and the Arts' reception proved to be dazzling.