18th - 22nd February 2018
Gulfood is one of the most important food and hospitality shows in the world. With almost 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries, Gulfood is one of the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show attracting 95,000 visitors.
We are pleased to announce that recruitment is now underway for companies wishing to exhibit on the Food and Drink Wales Pavilion at Gulfood, Dubai, UAE – 18-22 February 2018.
To secure your place on the stand – please complete the attached application form with your chosen option and return by the closing date of 27 September 2017. Travel and accommodation has been subsidised by the Welsh Government and a group accommodation booking will be allocated on a first come first served basis therefore once your application has been received you will be contacted by our appointed Travel Agency to arrange your travel itinerary for the event.
- The UAE is by far the UK’s largest food and drink export market in the Middle East and North Africa where the Food and drink federation reported export value of £89.9M for the first 6 months of 2016 up 3.6% compared with the same period in 2015.
- The increase in UK exports can be attributed to a number of factors including the country’s growing population and its profile as one of the regions most popular tourist destination. Additional food and drink exports can also be attributed to the estimated 120,000 British nationals now resident in the UAE.
- Research shows that there are opportunities in the UAE for Welsh food and drink companies in most product sectors (with the exception of non-halal meat and alcohol products). In particular there is an increasing demand for confectionery products, soft drinks including bottled water, chilled/dairy products and grocery products.