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Gulfood opens in Dubai with participation of 2,500 firms


Gulfood 2021 kicked off on Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), with the participation of 2,500 companies from 85 countries, including some of the most prominent brands in the F&B sector.
Gulfood presents the main market trends on food and beverage and aims to highlight new innovations, consumer behaviour patterns, and revive communication links between thousands of key players in the sector over five days (February 21-25).
The event is expected to attract thousands of buyers from across the world, and will feature 60+ chefs including Michelin Starred culinary masters, 110+ speakers including renowned business leaders, government heads and food innovators, as well as the best culinary experts in the UAE.
Running alongside the exhibition, the heralded Gulfood Innovation Summit and The Marketing Society Speaker Series will host the brightest F&B minds and success-makers to address burning issues such as food security; supply chain; sustainable eating; and dialing into evolving consumer preferences.

Gulfood will enhance Pakistan ties with UAE: Diplomat

Pakistan’s top diplomat in Dubai has said that Gulfood 2021 will further enhance his country’s ties with the UAE.
“This event will further enhance bilateral trade between two countries and also provide a platform to connect with buyers from other countries,” Ahmed Amjad Ali, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai said after inaugurating Pakistan Pavilion, at the Gulfood 2021. A total of sixty companies from Pakistan are participating in the event.
“After almost a year of Covid-19 pandemic, the opening of Gulfood 2021 is good news for world trade in general and food industry in particular,” Ali said, adding that it is indeed a commendable step of UAE government that will give a boost to world economies after a year of slow down.
The consul general said that Pakistan is participating in this event with more than
60 companies and a wide
variety of products in food and beverages.
“Keeping in view Covid-19 situation, this participation is encouraging,” he added.
Talking about trade with UAE in Food sector, Consul General said that Pakistani food companies are already doing good business with UAE.
“Food sector contributes almost 20 percent of Pakistan’s export to UAE,” he noted, adding that this event will further enhance bilateral trade between two countries and also provide a platform to connect with buyers from other countries,” Amjad said.
After inaugurating Pakistan Pavilion, Ahmed Amjad Ali, visited different stalls at the Gulffood 2021 and interacted with the Exhibitors. Exhibitors appreciated Covid-19 safety protocols at the Venue and expressed hopes that their B2B meetings with buyers will help enhance Pakistan’s food exports to this region.

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