Gulfood, the world's largest annual trade show for the food and hospitality industry was a record event this year as representatives from more than 3,800 companies participated in 110 international pavilions. Exhibitors from around the world looking to do business in the fast-growing Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, occupied the more than one million square feet of dedicated exhibition space.
‘Ingredients Middle East’ is the only event in the region to address the growing food manufacturing and processing sector. Leading companies from around the world, who cultivate, extract, process or supply raw materials and ingredients used in the manufacturing of finished food products were present. Ingredients Middle East was hosted alongside Gulfood 2012, offering access to both events.
Premium Vegetable Oils Sdn Bhd made its presence known with a range of specialty fats and refined oils with an impressive stall at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center. This was managed by Abraham Alexander, Vice President - Marketing, Srikanth Selladurai - CMO, Ms. Rozi Pilos - Sr. Manager (R & D), Ms. Saraswathi Ramasamy of the Marketing Department and Mr. V.K. Dhople - Agent for Gulf/Yemen countries. Other Senior Officials who visited the exhibition are Mr. Prakash Mathavan, COO – Edible Oils and Fats Business Segment, and Mr. T.T. Rajah, Director - Business Development.
The participation of so many international leading companies in the global food industry this year is a clear indication of the important position that Gulfood holds on a global level. With many developed markets delivering minimal growth, the Middle East region represents huge potential for companies. With population in the GCC region expected to cross the 50 million mark by 2020, up from the current level of 40.6 million according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), meeting the increasing demand for food represents an opportunity for leading international players in the sector.
We had more than 300 persons visiting our stall, including some of our existing customers, agents and prospective buyers.
Gulfood 2012 Exhibition - Dubai 19-22 Feb 2012