GulFood (Dubai World Trade Center, 26 February – 2 March 2017) is the most important food trade show in the Middle East. With almost 5,000 exhibitors from over 120 countries, GulFood displays a pivotal role as a business platform and trading hub. Following the successful experience of the 2016 edition, INC prepares itself to participate with the 1st edition of the INC Pavilion at Middle East. It will have 108 sq m, affording space to host 12 co-exhibitors.INC will deliver a matchless customer’s experience with new facilities and services. Being located at Hall 3 – Pulses/Grain & Cereals sector, INC Pavilion will be featured by a premium position, guaranteeing heavy traffic of visitors. In addition, co-exhibitors will enjoy a full-service package including booth graphic design and printing, wifi connection, storage room, pre-show planning, assistance in travel shipping and accommodation, promotion services and support. Coffee and refreshments will be served at the common area.As an innovation for the 2017 edition, there will be two ‘Happy Hour’ to be held on February 26th and March 1st 2017 (from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm). Both events will provide an exclusive platform to network with other industry leaders in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.INC Pavilion’s design at GulFood gets inspired by the concept displayed at Anuga and SIAL-Paris, two of the most important international food fairs worldwide where the INC has succeeded in previous editions.Looking ahead into the short-term future, INC intends to expand GulFood Pavilion’s dimensions allowing more INC members to enter the Middle East food market. Hitherto 2017 edition, INC used to attend with a single 18 sq m booth. However, after several rounds of negotiations GulFood sales department has conferred the INC on larger sq m floor. This represents a qualitative leap resulting from the increasing importance the Council performs in the international food market.

GulFood in Figures

GulFood connects nations and suppliers, and opens distribution channels for industry-related business. 2016 edition received a total of 93,000 trade attendees from 152 countries. Furthermore, there were 114 country pavilions. These figures are expected to be surpassed in 2017 edition.

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