Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA), on Sunday opened the 27th edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest food and beverage sourcing event, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Sheikh Ahmed toured the show accompanied by Mariam Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.
Running from Feb13-17, the global F&B industry will showcase innovative solutions to meet emerging trends and rapidly evolving consumer habits, examine sector challenges, drive agenda to action and strike trade deals to change the future for the better.
Over 4,000 companies from 120 countries, a line-up of industry leading speakers, and the world’s best chefs will chart the way forward for an industry in the midst of rapid transformation. Visitors to the event will be able to meet buyers looking to take orders for the latest and industry-defining products while exhibitors seek to draw customers looking to fill their order books, at the year’s first global F&B gathering.
Sustainability, the rising role of e-commerce in F&B, disruptive technology and impactful innovation will be explored and analysed during the next five days.
Mariam Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment opened the all-new, action oriented Gulfood Inspire session, which featured a diverse range of speakers, including F&B executives, ministers, policymakers, retail executives, technologists, agriculturists, analysts, and futurists, all of whom provided invaluable insights, industry knowledge, and industry pathways.
Gulfood 2022 has opened with its most expansive exhibitor line-up yet including new pavilions from the Norwegian seafood industry, Uruguay, Panama, and Uzbekistan who will be joined by newcomers from Australia, Colombia, South Africa, Switzerland, and Hong Kong.
Participants, whether new or long-term exhibitors, are eager to unpack the raft of opportunities Gulfood will present this week.
JAFZA’S Dhs13.5B FOOD VALLEY: Jebel Ali Free Zone’s (Jafza) F&B cluster plays an integral role in the UAE’s aspirations to achieve global competitiveness. Generating an estimated 20 per cent of Dubai’s total F&B trade, Jafza’s F&B cluster offers a plethora of lucrative incentives, such as customs, no corporate tax and VAT exemptions, all of which drive its continued growth plans.
The Jafza’s Dhs13.5 billion food valley will all set to attract companies at the Gulfood.
By deploying and embracing the latest trends in food manufacturing and distribution, the free zone drives local food production in the country, contributing to realising the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy 2051 targets.
The article derived from the ‘Gulf Today’ website, full version is available through the link: https://www.gulftoday.ae/business/2022/02/13/gulfood-opens-its-doors-to-over--4000-companies-from-120-countries
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