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November 8, 2022

Leading global F&B exhibition Gulfood Manufacturing and its affiliates opened at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on Tuesday, showcasing the latest technology and services in the industry.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO, Emirates Airline & Group, open the event. He was welcomed at the event by Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Dubai World Trade Center Authority (DWTCA) and Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.

Reaffirming Dubai’s status as a global business center with its significant contribution to the F&B, manufacturing and hospitality sectors, Gulfood Manufacturing, with joint ventures – GulfHost, The Specialty Food Festival, ISM Middle East (previously Yummex ME) and Private Label Licensing ME – will run until November 10. 2022.

The first morning of Gulfood Manufacturing saw insightful discussions from world business leaders at the Food Tech Summit, which confirmed the UAE’s position as a competitive international market, according to the Order of the government 300bn and Made in Emirates plan.

In a keynote speech, Ahmed Mohamed Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Development Bank, touched on the importance of strengthening food security in order to develop a healthy, reliable and sustainable economy in the UAE. For him, UAE business models and food security plans go hand in hand.

Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad, Chief Executive Officer – Parks and Zones, DP World touched on the attraction of Dubai from a technical perspective. Thanks to a technological, connected and efficient port, Dubai Ports has developed a food and beverage cluster of 1,000 companies, spread over 1 million square meters, and is well positioned to capture further growth.

On the exhibition floor at Gulfood Manufacturing, new launches included Ishida’s 11th generation of multihead weigher, the CCW-AS, which was specially designed to offer the highest level of weighing performance to increase productivity of Content (OEE), but at the same time it is given. energy reduction school.

IFFCO Out of Home launched its Frying Solutions portfolio. “Gulfood Manufacturing is the strongest platform for collaboration in the food and beverage industry. We are eager to explore the challenges facing our partners and customers. buy to be able to provide opportunities and solutions that will move the industry forward.

“At IFFCO Out of Home, innovation is the third key selling point, in addition to quality and commercialism. By participating in Gulfood Manufacturing 2022, we look forward to empowering and empowering the F&B industry with our best solutions to redefine the future of food. We always go beyond industry standards and improve to provide better solutions and we are pleased to introduce new additions to IFFCO Out of Home’s Frying Solutions portfolio for the first time at Gulfood Manufacturing 2022,” the said Arzu Alibaz, CEO of IFFCO Out of Home.

Jens Thamdrup, an area sales manager who visited the exhibition from Denmark, said, “This is the second time I have visited the exhibition. I have meetings planned and it is something also done in-house because there are 75 workers here from my company.

“Dubai World Trade Center is a good place because people are very happy and many people are coming to Gulfood Manufacturing with a professional mind to do business, but also socially.”

Meanwhile at GulfHost, food service pioneers gathered at the Foodservice Excellence Summit to gain insights into the new trends shaping the food industry and bring the F&B sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Prince Waleed bin Nasser Al Saud, founder and CEO of Muqatafa, opened the summit, announcing that a new vision for Saudi Arabia would soon emerge. The vision will be built on three main themes: vibrant society, vibrant economy and ambitious government, which will provide more financial opportunities within the Kingdom.

“Riyadh Vision 2030 will soon be announced. Today, Riyadh accounts for 50% of Saudi Arabia’s oil wealth and a population of 7 million. The aim is to increase it to 17 million residents and 5 million jobs, so we need a lot of investment, including the F&B industry,” said Prince Waleed.

Deem Albassam, co-founder and MD of Independent Foods, Sabine El Najjar, managing director of Kitopi Saudi Arabia and Ahmad Alzaini, co-founder and CEO of Foodics, participated in the panel discussion ‘Future of F&B in KSA’, which was moderated by Sadeem Safar Alsofyani, senior business development manager at Mukatafa. The discussion focused on the development of the sector in the last five years, looking at cultural changes and new technologies and innovations that have led the industry to adapt and grow. They also pointed out how the F&B sector is seen as a major entertainment sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing exciting opportunities for foreign investors.

The 11th edition of the Specialty Food Festival transformed DWTC into a bustling marketplace and destination for all artisan, specialty food and specialty items. The list of events includes many special trainings in the ‘FOODVERSE’, showing what chefs, kitchens, cooking schools, restaurants, and hotels can do in the metaverse.

On the first day, more than 2,500 exhibitors presented their latest products and solutions in five events. From confectionery and food from global brands including Roshen Confectionery Corporation, Trolli Gmbh and Crispo S.R.L in ISM Middle East, to private labelling, packaging and supply solutions from some the big names in the world such as Amazon, Carrefour, Unilever, Walt Disney, Aldi, Nazih Group and Doubletree by Hilton in Private Label Licensing ME, visitors were able to connect and use opportunities to expand their business.

On Private Name & License ME show floor, Al Bayader launches a new partnership with German sustainability leader Reifenhäuser to develop R-Cycle pilot projects in the GCC that will contribute to an economic spin hard. It also launched its new Gaïa Straws, based on its partnership with Finnish giant Sulapac.

Trixie LohMirmand, Managing Director, Dubai World Trade Center said, “As the UAE Government continues its growth strategy with initiatives such as Operation 300bn, Gulfood Manufacturing along with four other combined will play an important role in supporting this vision. .

With this year’s events set to be our best yet – and the first day already a huge success – we’re delighted to be working with some of the top decision makers and brands across a wide range of industries. These events offer a platform for those who come together to shape the future of the food industry and change food trends across the UAE and beyond.

Five DWTC food and beverage fairs will welcome visitors from 8 -10 November 2022 including: Gulfood Manufacturing, GulfHost, The Specialty Food Festival, ISM Middle East (formerly Yummex ME) and Private Label Licensing ME.–TradeArabia News Service

After being challenged by closures during COVID, perishables can be expanded to meet consumer demand for hot, ready-to-eat or take-out food. the house, heat and fresh food; lunch box; sandwiches, side dishes and salads; breakfast food; sweets and desserts; and hot and cold drinks.

What are the new trends in food and nutrition?

The Top 10 Food Trends in 2022

  • Try the weather and Eat Food. …
  • Vegan and Plant Based Foods. …
  • Online Food Recommendations. …
  • Promote Healthy Eating. …
  • Specialty Foods. …
  • Convenience Foods and Healthy Foods Take Away. …
  • Probiotics: Food for the Gut. …
  • Food Myths and Food Fake News.

What is food going to be like in the future?

Transform agriculture with new methods, such as vertical farming, precision agriculture, and genome sequencing. Cutting food waste through government policies and new technologies. The production of other proteins, including “meat” based on plants, animals, insects, and algae.

Will there be food in 2050? By 2050, with the world’s population expected to reach 9.8 billion, our food supply will be even more complicated. Demand will be 60% higher than it is now, but climate change, urbanization, and poor soil will reduce the availability of agricultural land, according to the World Economic Forum.

What will food look like in 2030? Our diet in the next decade may include more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes and other things like meat, soy products and so on. enough of insects. We will continue to eat meat, he wrote, âbut maybe like our parents and grandparents, see it as a food to taste every few daysâ.

What is the future for the food industry? The increasing world population will demand more food by 2030. At the same time, more diversity will be needed because of the aging of the population and individuals. Innovations are needed to meet this demand. Good behavior in terms of sustainability is also an important aspect for food.

What are consumers looking for in 2022?

In 2022, consumers want to feel a strong connection with brands, be part of a community, and get more value from their shopping experience.

What are customers looking for? While saving money is the main driver of shopping sprees, consumers say they are also willing to look for products that are more affordable. environment, meaningful gifts, and many personal experiences that don’t include shopping at department stores.

What do consumers want in 2022? The peak retail season of 2022 is set to show a number of changes as shoppers plan to shop more online, back to pre-season expectations for quick shopping opportunities, and protect against inflation by shifting spending this holiday season.

What do consumers care about most?

The well-being of employees is the main concern of consumers. This is followed by value and production and environmental protection. Consumers emphasize doing the right thing rather than making comments about these issues.

What do consumers look for in a brand? 88 percent of consumers say that loyalty is an important factor when deciding what brands they like and support (Stackla, 2021). Consumers want brand loyalty. It is not surprising that consumers expect the companies they buy from to be honest in the way they present themselves and conduct their business.

Do customers care about values? Consumers want to buy from brands that match their needs New research tells us that 82% of consumers want’ A customer’s purchases are the same as theirs, and they will vote with their wallets if they don’t feel it’s a good fit. Three-quarters of consumers reported parting with a brand because of a price conflict.