Start Date: 26 Feb 2017
End Date: 2 Mar 2017
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
Gulfood – the mega event brings the flavours of the world under one roof and is attended by the who’s who of the industry. Gulfood has established its credentials as the most awaited event in the sector in the Middle East. The bonus of attending Gulfood is the collocated event -Ingredients Middle East, the trade fair for ingredients manufacturers.
Gulfood has attractive programmes like the Ministers Meet which lays the foundations of future collaborations. The Ministers Meets focuses on the agriculture and export ministers from the participating countries. Annually, more than 20 countries are represented by their ministers and top officials at the exhibition. Gulfood has seen dialogues begin for many a bilateral agreement between countries. Last year saw official contingents form Afghanistan, Argentina, Algeria, Australia, Colombia, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, Ireland, Korea, Limpopo, Lebanon, Lithuania, Ireland, Northern, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom UAE, and USA.
Over the years, the feedback of exhibitors at Gulfood has been encouraging and every successive year sees more exhibitors and some of them are first time exhibitors on a show of this scale. The expo opens up a whole world of opportunities for the exhibitor and the visitor. The food processing and manufacturing industry is one of the high growth industries in the developing world and Gulfood opens new avenues to pry these new markets in Asia and Africa. Also, these countries are primary producers of many types of food and food ingredients and this means the global majors can source from these countries at rates which makes business sense.
Gulfood is organized at Hall 1, Hall 2, Hall 3, Hall 4, Hall 5, Hall 6, Hall 7, Hall 8, Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Sheikh Rashid Hall, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, Trade Centre Arena, Pavilion, Za’abeel Hall, Al Multaqua Ballroom of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Gulfood is organized and hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). DWTC has been instrumental in conducting world class events like SEAFEX, GITEX Technology Week, Dubai International Boat Show, Sweets & Snacks Middle East, The Speciality Food Festival, and Dubai International Motor Show. It has set new benchmarks in B2B and B2C exhibitions in Dubai catering to the needs of the world giving many value additions to the exhibitor and the visitor.
Gulfood covers the broad categories:
Gulfood is one place where you get it all, the range of products and services, the opening into new markets, introduction to new technologies, chance to meet the top rung decision makers in the industry and more. At this food and hospitality fair, be assured – your platter will full of opportunities. Every moment spent at the expo will worthwhile as it is the world that you are interacting with. Nowhere else will you get such a confluence of food and hospitality sectors.
Gulfood is a place where world comes to buy and sell its products and services in food and hospitality. Gulfood offers the exhibitor a superior advantage as it is co-located with Ingredients Middle East fair. Real business walk-ins to the stands are much higher compared to other similar rade fairs elsewhere in the world. Statistics show that the number of exhibitors average between 4,000 to 4,500 and it attracts around 78,000 visitors.
Professionals and experts of the following industries should visit Gulfood:
Keenly contested, the Gulfood Awards spurs healthy competition in world of food & hospitality in Middle East. Each year, the competition gets tougher and it becomes difficult to judge the winner from the nominees. Organizations set their own standards a few notches higher every year and winning an award is the ultimate achievement and is much coveted as a symbol of quality.
Advantages of contesting:
To sum up, Gulfood is too sumptuous a feast to miss for any organization in the food & hospitality industry.
Strokes Exhibits is a live Exhibition Design & Fabrication Company that delivers stunning Exhibition Stands for Gulfood from the intimate to the spectacular. Our passion, creativity and attention to detail ensure that our Exhibition stands engage, touch and inspire the event audience. Through meticulous planning and flawless delivery standards we deliver seamless Exhibition Stands that enable clients to create ‘wow’ live communications.