Gulfood 2021, the leading global supply platform and the first event in the food and beverage sector in nearly a year, is preparing to unveil a wealth of valuable business opportunities when it kicks off Sunday, February 21, at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Gulfood is a Dubai-born global food industry power brand that expertly links unrivalled trade enablement potential with extensive networking and knowledge-sharing platforms. As the world’s safest and most competitive global sourcing hub, Gulfood’s 34-year history has facilitated food industry trade equating to countless billions of dirhams, and connected food sourcing professionals from hundreds of new and established markets. Gulfood’s strategic importance to the global industry cannot be underestimated.
With industry professionals from near and far set to reconnect and reignite business in an industry beset by changing customer behaviours, Gulfood 2021 will welcome participants from 85 countries to the year’s most competitive global sourcing platform.
The exhibition seeks to revive the links of communication between thousands of key players in the sector’s system, from government delegations and ministries of commerce to manufacturing companies and innovation leaders, over a five-day period full of mega-buying deals, pioneering dialogues, rich experiences and direct cooking shows.
Underlining the importance of the event for the entire sector, the exhibition will feature 110 of the most prominent names in the food, beverage and business sector, such as CEOs of supply chain giants such as DHL and Emirates Air Cargo, and chief marketing executives of huge global organizations such as Microsoft, Pizza Hut and PepsiCo. , CEOs of the most famous regional brands such as Majid Al Futtaim and the International Lulu Group, and the elite chefs with Michelin stars and the best culinary experts in the UAE to share their in-depth analyzes and opinions on the new milestones of the sector around the world.
Gulfood will lead the sector’s efforts to explore the features of the future of food and beverages across 20 showrooms, as thousands of international buyers will be on the lookout for new product solutions that meet the changing buying habits with the start of the New Year.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, the Gulfood Innovation Summit and Chain of Marketing Community Speakers will host the brightest minds and success makers in the food and beverage industry to address pressing issues such as food security, supply chain, sustainable food and focus on evolving consumer preferences.
“Gulfood is a valuable platform for manufacturers, buyers and suppliers to reconnect after the challenges the world has witnessed over the past 12 months. The exhibition welcomes producers and gives them the opportunity to share the latest industry solutions,” said Trixie Luh Mirmand, Executive Vice President of Events and Exhibitions Management at Dubai World Trade Center. Alongside the sector leaders and international chefs who will provide their valuable information, thus making it the only commercial platform that allows support for the recovery of the sector in 2021 and beyond. ”