The Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition which just ended (November 9-11) was a spin-off from the hugely successful Gulfood event, the world's largest annual trade show for the food and hospitality industry.
The Exhibition is broadly categorized into three segments - Ingredients Middle East, Propack Middle East and Food Logistics Middle East. This year Premium Group participated at this event showcasing its range of specialty fats and refined oils with an impressive stall at the Dubai World Trade Center. The Premium stall was located in the Ingredients Section and had visits from a considerable number of both existing and potential customers. Attending this event allows us to interact with many of our stakeholders’ under-one-roof. Most of our competitors like IOI, Wilmar, Cargill and IFFCO were well represented with stalls located in the same section.
There were 24 official country pavilions spread across the show-floor and the Gulfood Manufacturing Exhibition was organized as the global food industry’s largest-ever Hosted Buyer Program, an initiative designed to highlight the region’s rapidly expanding F&B manufacturing and production infrastructure to influential buyers from countries including Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Iran and Nigeria amongst others.
Gulfood Manufacturing is the only event in the Middle East and African region that brings together the machinery, ingredients, packaging and logistics industry with the boardroom, finance and procurement heads, the owners and investors together with their plant production, research, development and engineering teams.