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Global industry innovators to chart a better food future at Gulfood 2022


The mega event at DWTC will see a host of high-calibre F&B decision makers.

Global industry leaders, innovators and major disruptors will examine the latest trends and create meaningful dialogue to chart a better food future at Gulfood 2022, the 27th edition of the world’s largest annual F&B sourcing event.

The mega event, running from Feb.13-17, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), will also see a host of high-calibre F&B decision makers share valuable insights on evolving trends in the all-new Gulfood Inspire conference, during an informative and educational five days. Gulfood 2022 brings leading business tycoons from the food and beverage industry, retail heads, agriculturists, technologists, policymakers, ministers, analysts and futurists from around the world under one roof.

A star-studded line-up of award-winning chefs will showcase their culinary skills to the attendees. World-famous food journalists, influencers, disruptors and global trendsetters will also grace the occasion.

Oragnsiers say this year visitors can expect a brand new programme roster. It features Gulfood Zero Waste, which will shed light on major global food issues; Gulfood Top Table, an initiative highlighting culinary experiences with a live line-up of chefs and food influencers; Gulfood e-commerce platform, a networking and conference agenda; Gulfood YouthX, a platform to empower the most promising aspiring chefs; Gulfood Inspire, which sees a host of speakers take to the stage and the Global Changemakers a future-focused start-up programme.

The event will underscore the UAE’s status at the forefront of sector change and leading role in tackling global issues.

The 2022 edition is also poised to act as a springboard for some of the latest innovations in sustainable packaging and carbon zero food products.

Major global challenges, trends and change drivers will be examined, including e-commerce, technology, sustainability and disruptive cellular agriculture bio-innovation (the production of animal-sourced foods from cell culture methods) and emerging slow and plant-based food trends.

Driving creativity and change, this year’s edition will shape the future of food.

In another industry first, this year’s event will feature an e-commerce platform, an exclusive networking and conference agenda powering the increasingly growing role of the digital marketplace in the food supply chain.

The event also pledges to provide a secure and hygienic environment to ensure the health and safety of every participant and attendee.

With product sampling and handling a vital interaction at the global F&B event, Dubai World Trade Centre’s proven protocols have been further intensified. Under strict guidance and coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Municipality to ensure the safest possible business conditions.

Wearing masks is mandatory, with social distancing in place to ensure the wellbeing of all delegates.

Hamriyah Free Zone: The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has confirmed its participation in the 27th edition of the Gulfood 2022, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre, from Feb.13th to17th, with the participation of over 4,000 companies from 120 countries.

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority ‘s pavilion is expected to highlight the exclusive privileges and benefits, facilities, advanced infrastructure and investment solutions provided to investors.

Exhibitors and visitors will be introduced to the promising opportunities in the “Sharjah Food Park”, which is the first and largest integrated facility dedicated to the food industry across the country and the region. Extending over an area of 11 million sq ft food park, Sharjah Food Park includes about 1700 companies operating in food manufacturing, preservation, packaging, re-packaging, import, and export to and from various markets around the globe.

“Our annual participation in Gulfood falls within our strategy to attend major international events to promote Hamriyah Free Zone Authority as one of Mena’s fastest-growing and most attractive zones for investors from all over the world,” said Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority.

“The successes achieved during the previous sessions in terms of attracting some food and beverage companies give us a strong impetus to achieve effective participation enabling us to realise our goals when it comes to luring more investors to Sharjah as a leading business destination in the region.

Hamriyah Free Zone invited Gulfood visitors to stop by its pavilion to learn about the facilities provided to businessmen and companies from different countries. These include the issuance of licenses to investors in the “Sharjah Food Park”, food export health certificates, no-objection certificates, official approvals, training and counseling, food inspection services, support, care, and guidance services, in addition to mediation and connecting investors with local bodies.

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