Abu Dhabi to host World Union of Wholesale Markets Conference 2022 in October

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi will host the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Conference 2022 from 19 to 20 October under the theme, ‘Global food security in the XXIs: Risks, challenges, and solutions to ensure resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains.’

The WUWM Conference 2022, which will be held in the Middle East for the first time, will bring together major stakeholders shaping food systems, from government bodies to food producers, wholesale market authorities, food banks, logisticians, and university experts to discuss these critical issues.

The conference will review some of the best practices being deployed in global markets that succeed in drastically reducing food waste. It will also profile some of the key projects being undertaken in the region to support enhanced food chains.

AD Ports Group, the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, is acting as host for the event. The conference will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

According to the statement, “WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 will be one of the most significant meetings of the global food industry held this year, building on the work of their 2021 conference which examined the food supply challenges in the post-COVID-19 world.”

Mr. Stephane Layani, Chairman of WUWM, said that, “Now is the time for action, the time to take bold steps to introduce measures that will enable each industry actor to act towards the transformation of food systems into sustainability and resilience. This conference will address supply chain risks but also the many exciting opportunities for increased cooperation as a vitally important global industry.”

Other topics set to be discussed at WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 include logistics, the role of food hubs in ensuring healthy diets, and the role of digitalization, as per the statement.

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