Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, has stated that the emirate strengthened its relationship with the local and global private sector to renew growth and development.
During the inaugural function of the Gulfood 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the Deputy Ruler said that the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, “continues to guide the development of Dubai’s value proposition and supportive environment for businesses.”
“Dubai’s partnership with the local and global private sector has been a key factor behind the emirate’s ability to take decisive action to ease the challenges resulting from the pandemic and drive rapid recovery. Dubai’s leadership is committed to help the private sector enhance the momentum of their growth in all sectors, including the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibition sector. Dubai continues to provide the ideal base for global companies to tap opportunities not only in the region but also some of the world’s fastest-growing markets surrounding it.”
“Dubai’s science-based strategic planning and continued monitoring of data emerging from the prevailing situation, allows it to be flexible, speedy, and decisive in responding to rapidly changing development,” Sheikh Maktoum further added.
The 26th edition of Gulfood is the first in-person global F&B festival to take place during the past 12 months. The five-day event has attracted 2,500 companies from 85 countries and enhanced its status as a major global event for the F&B industry.
“Industry trust in Gulfood reflects confidence in Dubai as a strategic gateway for global F&B trade, its vision to connect the biggest success-makers and brightest minds from established and new markets, and its ability to lead by example in providing a safe face-to-face business environment,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
The Gulfood Innovation Summit will bring together world leaders, food scientists, analysts, influential chefs, and industry pioneers to discuss and explore innovations aimed at revolutionizing the future of food and to discuss evolving themes and prospects that have emerged from global efforts in order to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.