Gulfood Manufacturing is set to showcase a comprehensive array of technology solutions and ingredients for the MEASA region, from November 8 to 10. Held at the Dubai World Trade Center, this year’s exhibition breaks records in size, as it opens its doors with the ambitious goal of “setting the industry standard and driving the next era in the evolution of the F&B manufacturing industry,” according to its organizers. Gulfood Manufacturing aims to support the transformation of the country’s industrial sector into a global manufacturing hub, in line with the UAE’s ‘Make it in the Emirates’ vision.
Visitors to the event can experience live demonstrations of manufacturing solutions in a realistic production environment. Unique concepts and augmented reality zones are also a part of the show.
The Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards 2022 will be announced on November 8, acknowledging “innovative products and technologies that have made outstanding contributions to the industry, encouraging more companies to invest in technological innovation to improve productivity, provide users with increased convenience and achieve sustainable development,” the show’s organization shared.
Exhibitors include several players in the baking industry, such as Aasted, AB Mauri, AMF Bakery Systems, Angel Yeast, Baker Perkins, Bakon, Belshaw, Bongard, Buhler, Bunge Loders Croklaan Oils Sdn Bhd, Cargill, Cepi, Coatresa, Corbion, Diosna, DSM, EUROGERM Middle East SAL, Gasparin Brevetti, GEA, Gerhard Schubert GmbH, Givaudan, TP Group, Ishida, J4, JAC, LAPPAS, Jeros, JBT, Royal Kaak, Kerry, Koenig, Laser S.r.l., Lesaffre, Mecatherm, Middleby Middle East FZE, MIWE, MULTIVAC Group, New Era Machines, Novozymes, Palsgaard, Rademaker, Reading Bakery Systems, Shaffer Mixers, Shick Esteve, Sugden, Syntegon, Tanis Food Tec, Tate & Lyle, Vemag, Werner & Pfleiderer Lebensmitteltechnik GmbH, Wire Belt, and more.
The Food Tech Summit is also taking place across all three days of the event, welcoming food industry leaders. Guest speakers include Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Development Bank, and Saleh Abdullah Lootah, Chairman of UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group, who will both speak on the opening day, highlighting their roles in enabling the UAE’s industrial strategy and establishing the UAE as a global manufacturing hub.
Ally Gugu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Tanzania, will share key insights on the market in Africa on the first day as well. Vanessa Adams, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Chief of Party PIATA, AGRA commented: “The food systems economy is changing rapidly today, presenting immense opportunities to open up new trade relationships, especially with Africa. The continent is projected to be a trillion-dollar food economy by 2030, both in terms of a growing consumer market and also a global trader of food. African governments are shifting their business policies to incentivize enterprise in the sector and, in turn, private sectors are shifting from raw material trade to processed and packaged goods for the global market.” AGRA and the Agribusiness Dealroom are highlighting this potential at the show, to explore investment and trade with Africa.
The Food Tech Summit will also bring the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into focus on the second day, with Vision 2030 and The Kingdoms’ sustainability agenda through food production.
Five co-located DWTC food and beverage events will welcome visitors from November 8 -10, 2022: Gulfood Manufacturing, GulfHost, The Speciality Food Festival, ISM Middle East (previously Yummex ME) and Private Label Licensing ME. Attendance is free and gives registrants access to all five events with a single pass. Gulfood Manufacturing is hosting around 1,600 exhibitors from over 60 countries and allows for networking opportunities with more than 36,000 visiting industry professionals.
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