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Gulfood 2017 | PotatoPro

Trade Fair Overview

Gulfood 2017, the 22nd edition of the world-leading food and beverage exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), was opened by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance. Gulfood 2017 occupied a 120,000 square-metre space and ran for five days till March 2nd. The event received 90,000 food professionals from 150 countries. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was given a snapshot of the global innovation now impacting an industry striving to meet seismic shifts in consumer dietary preferences.

The 22nd edition of Gulfood took place from February 26 to March 2, attracting more than 95,000 visitors and 5,000 exhibitors across eight food sectors. Some 5,000 exhibitors from 120 countries showcased their products and services as they eye a share of the multi-billion dollar MENA F&B market. More than 2,000 participants marked their debuts at the world-renowned exhibition, which also hosts the world’s biggest annual Halal food sourcing trade show-in-show in Halal World Food. Back for the fourth year in a row, Halal World Food boasts more than 1,000 international specialist Halal food brands and companies. Now in its 22nd edition, Gulfood has long since completed its evolution from a regional event with international participation to an international show that is held in the region, said LohMirmand. The geographic influence of Gulfood is demonstrated via 120 national pavilions with four countries – Azerbaijan, Finland, Malta and Somalia – represented for the first time. China, India, Italy, Spain and the USA mount the largest international pavilions, with Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon and Morocco showcasing regional capabilities.

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