Published on : Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Gulfood at Dubai World Trade Centre is looking forward to the next decade and how the 2020s will prove to be transformative for the food and beverage industry.
The show would be held from February 16 to 20, and will be split along eight categories: beverages; dairy; fats & oils; wellness & free from; meat & poultry; power brands; pulses, grains and cereals, and world food, which will feature 120 national pavilions with niche and specialty products in 2020.
To quote Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, exhibitions & events, DWTC, “We anticipate the 25th edition will be a hotbed of innovation reflecting wider trends within an industry where demographic shifts such as urbanisation, migration, and the rise of the middle class are reshaping consumer lifestyles and purchasing decisions.”
“The summit will bring together influential chefs, food scientists, government officials and industry leaders at the forefront of innovation to discuss and shape the future of food and gastronomy. The two-day agenda will delve into topics revolving around the role of government in shaping the future of food, adapting to healthier, sustainable lifestyles, F&B marketing, tourism and retail, future food technologies and new halal markets,” added LohMirmand.
The summit will feature a country focus looking into the evolving Saudi Arabian culinary scene, which is poised for further growth.
With the MENA region now improving as an export player and an increasingly demanding importer, Gulfood 2020 is expected to attract huge global attendance for the main show and its associated event programme.
The show is a trade event open strictly for business and trade visitors only.