DUBAI, 10th February, 2018 (WAM) — An in-depth, medium-to-long term outlook for the global food and beverage industry will be unveiled at Gulfood 2018, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, from 18th to 22nd February.
The outlook comes in a detailed report compiled by market intelligence research leader, Euromonitor International, and has been commissioned by DWTC, which organises Gulfood, the year’s first major international food industry trade show.
“This independent report sets out estimates and prospects for the global food industry and has been prepared following an in-depth market study featuring trade surveys with local and global manufacturers, distributors, trade associations and government entities across key industry sectors,” explained Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events, DWTC.
“The report charts overall industry growth prospects, market drivers and trends, as well as sector-specific challenges and opportunities. It drills down into key geographies and verticals including soft drinks, hot drinks, dairy, meat and poultry, edible oils, cereals, pulses and grains. It is a vital research tool for the entire food industry eco-system and reflects Gulfood’s own expansive appeal to regional and global players,” he added.
The report, which provides a multitude of insights across seven key geographic areas, including 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, will be given to the 5,000-plus show exhibitors. Furthermore, the estimated 97,000-plus visitors will be able to download a copy from 18th February.
The report is an added feature to Gulfood, which continues to expand and evolve in its 23rd edition. Joining the show this year is the Gulfood Discover Zone, where new-to-market products will be showcased in an exclusive and interactive lounge.
“The successful segmentation of Gulfood has served to further consolidate the show’s reputation as an industry educator and incubator of progress,” LohMirmand added.
The comprehensive report has been welcomed by major exhibitors at Gulfood.
Gulfood 2018 will also feature pavilions of new entrants Estonia, Nigeria, ProColumbia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Tajikistan. The show will also receive a host of powerful national delegations including heads of state, ministers, government officials and trade associations eager to ink lucrative bi-lateral trade agreements.
Gulfood 2018 will also feature Halal World Food, the annual Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire, the World Coffee Events’ 2018 Cezve/Ibrik Championship, and the Gulfood Innovation Awards.