International Food Technology Exhibition kicks off at Sharjah’s SRTI Park

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The three-day International Food Technology Exhibition has kicked off at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation (SRTI) Park.

According to the statement, “The first-of-its-kind event in the region is focusing on technological innovations in food and highlighting Sharjah’s status as the ideal place for food technology investments and a preferred investor destination.”

The event has attracted more than 60 specialized companies from around the world and a group of speakers and experts is taking part in specialized workshops. There are dedicated stalls for entrepreneurs and international celebrities from the world of cuisine.

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“The goal of the exhibition is to support all research and innovations in advanced technology for food with a focus on safety and self-sufficiency for members of society, within the national food security strategy, especially in emergencies and crises. The development of the food and agricultural systems with modern technologies is one of the main pillars of the UAE strategy aimed at finding solutions to the problems of agriculture and food production.”

“The opening ceremony was followed by the guest of honor and dignitaries visiting the different stalls, followed by B2B meetings. There were two seminars on “Quality Assurance, Food Safety & Hygiene” and “Good Storage Practices & Supply Chain” in afternoon. The day ended with the launch of Cooking Fiesta and events like the Chef Battle Championship and a cooking competition,” as per the reports.

The Day 2 schedule includes two seminars on “Organic Food and Entrepreneurship – Dubai Youth Council” and “Master Chef Cooking Competition, and Cooking Fiesta.” The Day 3 schedule will have the same events with business meetings and visits to SRTI Park.

Further, the exhibition focuses on the growing role of eCommerce in the food sector, sustainability in resources, and keeping pace with the increasing demand for healthy foods. The international exhibition will also discuss a range of emerging topics on creating a better future for the sector through modern technologies, improving food systems, diversity and sustainability.

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