6 Reasons to Attend Gulfood Exhibition

28 Apr 2021

Open yourself to a world of unparalleled flavors, culinary excellence, and the utmost quality of the ingredients and foods on display. All this is within reach at Gulfood Exhibition, which is the true premier exhibition dedicated to sourcing food and beverages. The international exhibition stands as the natural bridge between the West and the East due to its location in Dubai. The Middle East as a region is ready and excited to trade with major markets from all over the world.

As a result, Gulfood Exhibition has truly massive attendance rates. On average, the exhibition halls are home to over 5000 international exhibitors, which represent the entire value chain under one roof. In turn, this wealth of products attracts well above 98,000 trade visitors from 193 countries. It’s not an exaggeration to say that Gulfood Exhibition serves the entire world.

One of the main reasons to attend is the number of regions and countries buyers can access. There are 120 country pavilions on-site with South Korea, Thailand, Japan, UAE, Brazil and Mexico, Finland, France, UK, Sweden and so many more available for buyers to browse and learn about the culinary traditions and trends taking shape across different lands. Another added benefit is also seeing which trends are moving from a distinctly national level to international relevance.

Another reason to make sure you have an exhibition booth at Gulfood Exhibition is the volume of products on display. The Dubai World Trade Centre is sectioned into the thematic zone, which reflects all the important sectors in the industry. These eight sectors are Beverages, Dairy, Meat & Poultry, Power Brands, Health, Wellness & Free-From, Fats & Oils, Pulses, Grains & Cereals, and World Food. That’s a comprehensive group and gives buyers opportunities to make their full purchase in one place.

There’s also a lot of complimentary content available for attendees. One of these features is the Gulfood CrunchTalks – a series of long-form interviews with chefs, experts, and other notable figures involved in the culinary world held by renowned chef James Knight-Pacheco. The latest episode features Tim Newton, who had one of the most inspiring journeys in the culinary arts.

Business comes front and center at Gulfood Exhibition. If you want to get the best start at the event and expand your client list rapidly, the best way to do this is to sign up for Gulfood Connexions – an incredible meeting platform for powerful matchmaking. You’re able to pre-book & confirm meetings, browse via product, sector, or company name, and schedule meetings as well.

Gulfood Innovation Summit is a world-class example of programming. The best speakers in the world are invited to discuss what’s new, what’s important, and what the challenges are. Having these conversations is even more important now a year into the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the industry to rethink food. Lectures focus on F&B marketing, tourism, and retail, how the government is going to affect the near future of the food sector, and how to adapt to demands for health-centric and sustainable lifestyles.

For more hands-on education and information, there are a series of First in Food Workshops. A few examples as to what you can expect in terms of programming include Food Safety within the food processing sector in the context of a pandemic. COVID-19 only raises the standards for how food is prepared and what food safety means during the pandemic. Another example that tackles the effects of the pandemic on growth. The workshop will tackle the process around the conceptualization and execution of innovations in a time of crisis.

As you can see, Gulfood Exhibition has something to offer to everyone!