Gulfood Manufacturing, the largest food and beverage (F&B) processing and packaging industry event in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) will welcome a strong global line-up from 55 countries this year.
The annual event, starting from November 7 to 9 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), will bring together over 1,600 suppliers and some 1250 exhibitors to showcase the latest F&B manufacturing business improvement tools.
The new and improved Gulfood Manufacturing 2021 edition will feature solutions for the entire range of F&B manufacturing, from initial ingredient formulation to processing, sustainable packaging, and automation, all the way to supply chain and logistics when finished products reach end-users.
The pandemic has caused greater pressure on the manufacturing industry than ever. Experts and industry leaders are raising the alarm to feed the 9.1 billion population by 2050. To address this, Gulfood Manufacturing is resuming its conferences to bring key food authorities, manufacturers, supply chain entities, distributors, retailers, and other influential industry figures in person.
“From robotic packing solutions and integrated manufacturing breakthroughs to tech-based ingredients, the show and conference program will furnish delegates with first-hand experience of all the megatrends and innovations redefining the global food manufacturing sector. Gulfood Manufacturing is powering smart innovations in food manufacturing this year, which is reflected in the appetite from all the major industry names to be here and use the event as a platform to chart the sector’s future, answer challenges and meet the rising demand for automation.”
The exhibitor line-up includes many of the world’s top manufacturing innovators and global food processing and packaging players who will demonstrate sector-breaking production advancements including the move towards collaborative robots (Cobots) and machine vision lasers for the verification of packaging dimensions.
A vast range of industry heavyweights has already announced their participation, including Schneider Electronics, GEA, Krones, Cargill Tate & Lyle and Multivac. The UAE-based ipack, a producer of aseptic packaging material for products such as milk, juices, cheese, tomato paste, and others, has hailed the show’s timely return and the chance to address industry challenges.
Three sector-specific events will be co-located alongside the mega event to ensure that the whole food chain ecosystem is catered including Private Label and Licensing Middle East, the only Private Label and Licensing Exhibition in the Mena, yummex the Middle East, the region’s most established sourcing platform for the sweets and snacks industries and Specialty Food Festival, a leading event for the gourmet and fine food industry.