26 February – 2 March 2017
Dubai world Trade Centre
5000 Participating Exhibitors from 120 Countries
120 Country Pavilions
Over 113,000 Sqm. Show space
81,622 International Visitors from 170 Countries
Celebrating the 21st edition of Gulfood
The world s biggest annual food & hospitality show
Your industry is global. Change is constant. New markets open as fast as old ones close. Supply routes can be as fickle as consumer tastes and trends.
Gulfood is where you get to make sense of it all, where you get to put your finger on the industry pulse, feel its heart beat and see where your markets and suppliers
If you’re reading this, you may already know Gulfood as one of the most important food and hospitality shows in the world. You know that as a trade and business platform Gulfood is simply without equal. And you most certainly know that Gulfood delivers incredible sales returns and that transactions conducted even during the show are immense.
With almost 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries, we say Gulfood is the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show. Now we want you to know how we are going to make it the best!
Gulfood 2016 is changing. The most exciting improvement initiatives in its 28 year history. Make sure you don’t miss Gulfood 2016, the year the biggest becomes the best!
Dubai, the trading hub of the Middle East
• UAE’s imports totaled US $3.6 billion in 2010 and are estimated to rise to US $5.5 billion in 2015. The majority of this is traded through Dubai.
• UAE’s ports account for a 61% majority of trade volume among the GCC countries.
• Dubai was ranked among the top 10 world container ports in 2010 with 11.60 million-TEUs.
Gulfood first for Business
USA reported onsite sales of US$106.7 million
Ethiopia scored over US$3 million in sales
Philippines recorded sales of more than US$53.4 million
When you invest in Gulfood, you are choosing a trade show with proven credentials. Established over 25 years, Gulfood has a well-deserved reputation amongst exporters for delivering spectacular return on investment. For the exporter seeking new sales from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Gulfood provides a trade and sourcing platform without equal, where international flavors find world-class business. Benefit from the region s premier knowledge exchange from education, training, competitions & live events. Gulfood strives to inspire and inform.
Gulfood is professionally managed and hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) which provides more than three decades of experience in delivering world-class events in the Middle East, featuring local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. The extensive portfolio of leading trade and consumer brand events include SEAFEX, Sweets & Snacks Middle East, The Speciality Food Festival, GITEX Technology Week, Dubai International Boat Show and Dubai International Motor Show.
The DWTC s commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value, and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.
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