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Inaugural Saudi Food Manufacturing show approaches

The inaugural edition of Saudi Food Manufacturing is set to take place in Riyadh from April 30 to May 2, 2024, endorsed by the Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON), as the strategic partner for the event. The new exhibition will also be the host of the Food Forward Summit.

Organizers KAOUN International and dmg events announced the launch of the eagerly awaited Saudi Food Manufacturing at last year’s Saudi Food Show, following increased market demand. Saudi Food Manufacturing is affiliated with The Saudi Food Show, Gulfood Manufacturing and Gulfood.

Home to almost 1,000 food and beverage production facilities, and employing more than 200,000 people, the Saudi food manufacturing and processing sector is on the rise. On course to reach 50 billion SAR (approx. USD13.3 billion) in size by 2025, an additional USD 70 billion is projected to be invested in the sector by 2030. Specific growth areas include seafood, intermediate ingredients production, date production, and health foods.

Ali Alomeir, VP of Business Development at MODON commented: “As Saudi Arabia looks to broaden its industrial base in pursuit of its National Industry Strategy, we see a central role for food manufacturing, given its growth potential and attractiveness to investors. By developing and overseeing integrated industrial cities across the Kingdom, our objective at MODON is to catalyze investment and growth in food manufacturing. Saudi Food Manufacturing provides the ideal platform to connect with the global food manufacturing community in pursuit of this, and it was a natural fit for MODON to be the strategic partner for the show.”

Saudi Food Manufacturing will bring together the F&B manufacturing industry across the processing, packaging, ingredients, supply chain solutions and control & automation sectors, providing a dedicated platform in Saudi Arabia to showcase new global products, solutions and technologies across the food and beverage value chain.

Trixie LohMirmand, CEO of KAOUN International, commented: “Through Saudi Food Manufacturing, we will unlock the immense opportunities presented by innovation across the F&B manufacturing industry, highlighting the untapped potential in Saudi Arabia and playing a part in the Kingdom’s emergence as a global F&B player. Investment in Saudi Arabia’s F&B sector, and the knock-on effect on food security and industrial diversification, will play a key part in the realization of Vision 2030, and this is encouraging manufacturers to explore new technologies and innovative solutions to achieve this. We are excited to see global powerhouses gather at our inaugural event, ready to address the key challenges facing the sector, and transform food systems through insightful discussions and strategic collaborations.”


Photo: Saudi Food Manufacturing website