Organised since 1987, Gulfood is the region's largest and most important industry event of the year and a strategic platform for buyers and sellers to conduct direct business face to face. The exhibition is a showcase for manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers from around the world, representing all of the key sectors within the food and hospitality trade.
The 2008 event registered 2,965 companies from 72 countries take part in Gulfood and the new Restaurant & Cafe Middle East showcasing the latest offerings to over 39,000 trade visitors, 86% of which were international participants. The event also featured new government supported groups from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ecuador, Hungary, Malawi, Northern Ireland, Poland, Switzerland and Uruguay, representing 70 national pavilions in total.
The 13th edition of Gulfood in 2008 has confirmed over 20% growth in exhibition space, with an expansion into Sheikh Rashid and Sheikh Maktoum Halls at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Gulfood is the Middle Easts leading Food, Hotel & Equipment trade exhibition and incorporates the Emirates International Salon Culinaire. The event consistently guarantees the most regional marketing platform and meeting point for manufacturers and buyers and since its first edition in 1987 has achieved the status of being the largest and most attended event in the Middle East.
The conference, organised by the Public Health Department of Dubai Municipality, will feature internationally recognised speakers from the 'Codex Alimentarius Commission' as well as key speakers from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and the Gulf region. The debates will focus on crucial issues that the food safety industry is facing today.
Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Grocery/Convenience Stores, Bakeries, Importers/Traders, Distributors, Hotels, Restaurants, Quick Service Restaurants, Hospitals, Food Manufacturers, Civil Defence, Armed Forces, Governments, Education, Shipping/Transport, Aviation, Clubs, Resorts.
Exhibition Profile includes Food and Beverage, Food Processing Machinery, Hotel Equipment, Refrigeration Equipment, Foodservice Equipment, Hotel Supplies & Services, Food Packaging, Labeling Equipment, Coding and Measuring Equipment, Disposable Items, Hospitality Information Systems, and Bakery & Confectionery products/Equipment.