Gulfood Day 2; Global spotlight shifts to Dubai’s F&B excellence

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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After a resounding first day, Gulfood 2024, the world’s largest annual global food and beverage sourcing event, has opened its door for the second day at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).

Gulfood is bringing together food and beverage communities from over 190 countries in Dubai for the 29th year. Across 24 halls, over 5,500 exhibitors including 125 country pavilions continued to make real business connections and conclude commercial deals and partnerships totaling billions of dollars.

Further, Gulfood is creating a platform for companies in the food industry to present their products, services, and solutions to influential buyers from across the globe, facilitating intercontinental business deals and serving as the ultimate focal point for the world of food and beverage sourcing.

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Bryony Hilless, Australian Consul-General Dubai, and General Manager of Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan commented that, “Australia exports almost $3.2 billion to the UAE and close to $1.3 billion of that is actually comprised of food and agricultural exports. So, it’s a really significant component of the two-way trade that we had between Australia and the UAE. It is absolutely a global event when it comes to the food and beverage industry and it is where you have to be if you’ve got an amazing product.”

“Gulfood serves as a pivotal showcase, offering us a pioneering platform to engage with industry peers, unveil cutting-edge innovations, and seize new business opportunities. Aligned with our core values, the exhibition’s global prominence fortifies our standing within the F&B industry, facilitating strategic partnerships and extending our footprint across varied markets” said Rizwan Ahmed, Executive Director at IFFCO Group.

Gulfood Innovation Awards

For almost three decades, the Gulfood has been at the cutting edge of the industry, a platform showcasing the latest innovations in the food industry. The Gulfood Innovation Awards celebrate excellence in new product development, and champion ground-breaking new products launched within the past calendar year.

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