In the lead-up to its 22nd edition in 2017, more than 95,000 food and beverage professionals are already planning their visit to Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show. To increase accessibility and trading potential, Gulfood 2017 will focus solely on finished food and beverages split into eight individual show components: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oils; Heath, Wellness & Free-From; Pulses, Grains & Cereals; Meat & Poultry; Power Brands and World Food.
Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), explains: “Gulfood’s new sectorised format will allow visitors to get straight to business by accessing the most relevant international and regional brands, companies and operators – the people they most want to meet from the sectors they primarily serve.”
Gulfood 2017, which will take place only three months after the sector-specific Gulfood Manufacturing event posted record visitors numbers in its third outing in November, 2016, will feature 120 national pavilions including first-time participants, Malta, Finland and Slovakia. The show will also see hundreds of international heads of state, ministers, government officials and scores of national trade associations eager to ink lucrative bi-lateral trade agreements among 95,000 anticipated visitors.
More than 5,000 local, regional and international companies from 90 countries will display thousands of finished food and beverage products reflecting the latest taste trends and food innovations from around the world. F&B professionals from more than 160 countries will visit the show to discover new trends, source the latest products and deliver the widest selection of food and beverage choice in their home countries.
WHEN: 26 February - 2 March, 2017
WHERE: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai