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Gulfood Exhibition 2025

(17 February 2025 - 21 February 2025 )
Location: UAE, Dubai
Industry: Food & Drink
Organizer: Dubai World Trade Centre

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Gulfood Exhibition 2025 will occur between the 17th and 21st of February 2025 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). 


The Gulfood Exhibition (formerly Gulfood Manufacturing or Gulfood) is an annual event held for five days since 1987. It is among the largest food and hospitality global events. Gulfood Dubai is held in February at the DWTC in the UAE. The event presents over 120 international cuisines. Hoteliers, restaurateurs, food scientists, chefs, wholesalers, manufacturers, and retailers examine these. Food critics, nutritionists, caterers and specialised media also attend. So do government and food procurement officials likewise take part. This results in over 5 000 exhibiting companies and more than 90 000 visitants attending. These represent nations such as the Argentine Republic, the Commonwealth of Australia, Belgium, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of South Africa.

About Gulfood Exhibition

The Gulfood Fair receives participants from the F&B, food processing and packaging industries. It also features the media, HoReCa, health, nutrition, agriculture, aquaculture, and fishery sectors. The wholesaler, retail, and manufacturing industries also attend. So do regulatory, environmental protection, and government agencies.

Gulfood features various showstoppers. This includes the exhibition, the hydroponic Zen Cafe, and the Innovation Awards. Must-attends are the Innovation Summit, Start-up Programme, and Tastes of the World. So are the Gulfood International Culinary League and Brewers Cup. Similarly, Top Table, E-commerce, and Gulfood Zero Waste are noticeable showstoppers. So are the Discover Zone, YouthX, Inspire Conference, and Gulfood Women Leaders. Attendants should not overlook the Global Changemakers, StrEAT, and Chef Talks. Gulfood’s exhibitor list features leading companies and brands such as:

  • Arcor;
  • Bonduelle;
  • Cargills;
  • Dr Oetker;
  • Fonterra;
  • Hochwald;
  • Kaneku;
  • Kewpie Corporation;
  • Mokate;
  • Mondial Foods;
  • Monin;
  • Monini;
  • Monterreal;
  • Mulwarra;
  • OSHEE;
  • Rochen;
  • Unilever;
  • Ferrero;
  • Kellogg’s;
  • Nestle;
  • Mars;
  • Mondelez;
  • FMCG Viet;
  • Twinkies;
  • Crinkles;
  • President.

Gulfood Exhibition Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for Gulfood Exhibition with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to the Dubai World Trade Centre and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

Gulfood Exhibition 2022

Gulfood 2022 featured 4000 participants from 120 countries. The event occurred as a live trade exhibition at the DWTC amidst strict coronavirus safeguards. Among the implemented security precautions was the 3G entry policy. Attendees were asked to show written material, such as negative PCR results, before entering Gulfood Dubai 2022. Furthermore, the edition included more than 150 speakers and over 100 leading chefs. On the safety measures, 98% of the attendees considered Gulfood Show 2022 a “safe/very safe event”. 99% of them also deemed the implemented safety measures “excellent/adequate”. All participants considered Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 a success, including the organisers.

Gulfood Exhibition 2023

Gulfood 2023 exceeded the previous attendance rates of the event. The hybrid iteration was held between the 20th and 24th of February 2023 in DWTC, with coronavirus safeguards such as frequent sanitation sessions. A total of 5 223 exhibiting companies from 125 countries attended the Gulfood Expo. Their wares were examined by 134 460 visitants from 195 nations. The Gulfood Show 2023 was additionally 30 % larger compared to the previous iterations, in addition to featuring over 150 lecturers from 30 countries. Among the notable details of the iteration was that there was a 40% increase in international visitant rates. Additionally, 43% of the exhibiting companies confirmed their participation in the next rendition. Furthermore, 94% of the group were return participants. 91% reported a healthy ROI, and 46% secured a successful business deal during the 2023 iteration of the Gulfood Show in Dubai. This resulted in more than 12 Billion USD of trade deals being produced, resulting in the event’s YOY increasing to 1.4 Million USD. Several of the sub-events also received high ratings. For instance, 80% of the attending provided Top Table with high ratings. Similarly, 84% of the visitants considered the Gulfood Green Awards pivotal for the F&B industry. The social media presence of the event was also quite significant. For instance, there was a 55% increase in users' social platforms. This resulted in over 160 million digital advertisement impressions in the months leading to and during the 2023 iteration of the Gulfood Exhibition in Dubai. It also resulted in Gulfood 2023 being selected by TikTok as one of their "Top Ads" in the TikTok Creative Center.

Gulfood Exhibition 2024

Gulfood 2024 was held between the 19th and 23rd of February 2024 in DWTC. It featured more than 5 500 exhibiting firms from over 100 nations. Their wares, which included over 100 000 novel products and solutions, were presented to more than 100 000 visitants from 190 countries.




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