‘10 Things You Need to Know Before you Visit Gulfood 2015’

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The 2015 edition of Gulfood, taking place from 8 – 12 February 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), marks the 20th anniversary of one of the most important international platforms for the global food trade. But how do you get the most out of your visit? We hope the following list will help you navigate one of the greatest shows on Earth!

Point # 1 copy1.It’s big! To accommodate around 4,800 exhibitors and more than 80,000 visitors from over 170 countries, Gulfood 2015 will span 127,000m2, including a purpose-built, 23,000m2 temporary structure – the largest of its type in the region.

2.With tens of thousands of participating brands showcasing innovative new products and hosting hundreds of global launches, Gulfood will draw industry professionals and international buyers eager to source and secure first-to-market products.

Point # 3 copy3.There will be 120 national pavilions, with some of the largest being from Germany, France, India, Italy, Spain and the USA.

4.Barista Bonanza is a unique opportunity to experience a variety of brewing techniques, performed live by world-class baristas, including tastings of specialty coffees from all over the world.

5.The annual Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire at Gulfood is an undisputed draw for the region’s top professional chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers every year. Held in Za’abeel Pavilion, the 2015 Salon Culinaire will see more than 1,300 professional chefs evaluated by a panel of 25 world-renowned experts.

Point # 6 copy6.The Food Franchising Conference offers an essential guide to food franchising, a fast-growing trend in the region, with many international brands entering the market.

7.Dubai’s position as a primary global trading hub for the international halal food industry will see hundreds of the world’s leading halal manufacturers, processors and distributors from over 50 countries convene at the second inaugural Halal World Food.

8.The Food Security Summit will feature sessions focusing on: ‘Food Security Outlook in the GCC’, ‘Food Security Policy Development’, ‘Commodity Prices and Drivers’, ‘Food Security and Climate Change’, ‘Investment in Agricultural Land Abroad’, ‘Domestic Agriculture’, ‘Food Supply Chain Challenges’ and ‘Food Security and Water Management’.

9.Gulfood’s 20th Anniversary & Awards Night presents an opportunity for best-in-class excellence to be recognised and rewarded. Taking place on the 10th of February, 2015, at the five-star Conrad Hotel in Dubai, the Awards evening will also play host to a unique and memorable celebration of the show’s achievements over the past 20 editions.

Last Point copy10. And we’ve saved the best until last – Al Halabi will be exhibiting at Gulfood 2015 on Stand # Z-E52 in the Za’abeel Hall!




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