The world’s biggest annual food & Hospitality show expanded to meet global demand…
With an unbroken record of growth since its inception 27 years ago, Gulfood, the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality industry trade show, will feature a host of innovative new features, national pavilions, specialist conferences, high-ranking ministerial summits and pioneering B2B programmes to cover the entire foodservice sector. The 19th edition of the show which runs from 23-27 February at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will be expanded to five days, while the specialist ingredients, processing, packaging equipment and food logistics sectors will take centre-stage at the inaugural Gulfood Manufacturing show, running 9-11 November.
Gulfood now boasts an additional 27,000m² of freed-up floor-space for 4,500 local, regional and international exhibitors to focus on the foodservice, retail and hospitality trade, and explore international networking opportunities with more than 80,000 global visitors. The additional floor-space has enabled 10 new country pavilions to be introduced to Gulfood’s line-up including: Bahrain, the Basque region, Colombia, Czech Republic, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Romania, Serbia and Vietnam.
Gulfood 2014 will host the World Food Security Summit, the first international conference in the region focused on world food security and the International Halal Conference – a topic of increasing importance for the global food and beverage industry and one driving considerable growth opportunities.
Judged by an international panel of independent industry experts, the Gulfood Awards (fifth edition) will reward people and companies in eight key categories and 22 sub-categories this year. In addition to the theatre and dynamism generated by more than 2,000 chefs competing at Salon Culinaire, the prestigious event organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild and judged by 25 distinguished international experts, will highlight and reward the culinary talents and expertise of the region’s top professionals. www.gulfood.com