The 24th edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food & beverage event is slotted for 17–21 February 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre and attracts more than 98,000 visitors and 5,000 exhibitors to connect, share ideas and secure F&B trade, annually.
Hosted under the theme ‘The World of Food, The World of Good’, this year’s revamped edition will introduce brand new features designed to unveil the latest consumer trends, innovations, trade opportunities, and a battle of international flavours.
Highlights at the upcoming edition of Gulfood
Tastes of the World
As consumers become more accustomed to different types of cuisine, food producers are looking to integrate international ingredients and flavour formats into their products. Sizzling onto the Gulfood lineup in 2019, Tastes of the World celebrates food as a diverse, sensory pleasure that is set apart by its country of origin. Whether traditional, modern, fusion or provocatively unorthodox, this festival-style feature rewards international chefs based on the deliciousness of their on-the-spot offerings.
As charcoal grilling delivers a new taste dimension to street food, progressive fine dining chefs can be seen utilising open fire and smoking methods to create versatile dishes across every dining course.
At Gulfood 2019, meat and poultry will be all fired up as part of the brand new Barbecue Masters feature. Join this open-air feast as a host of celebrity Pitmasters demonstrate their honed methods, from meat selection through to preparation and cooking.
Unique launches from unlikely sources will be influencing your business decisions in 2019. In this adaptive climate, the Gulfood Start-up Programme welcomes hands-on entrepreneurs to demonstrate how their contribution to the food industry is lighting the way to a smarter tomorrow.
Expect the unexpected at this closed-door social breakfast club that kicks off with a disruptive bang during this year’s Gulfood.
Gulfood Innovation Summit
Don’t miss this multi-track conference covering consumer trends, product innovation, and industry success cases.
Back by popular demand, this year will integrate two brand new categories for an enhanced onsite shopping experience that puts new product releases under the spotlight.
Global Industry Outlook Report
Launched in 2018, the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report is a comprehensive market study featuring trade discussions with local and global manufacturers, distributors, trade associations, and government entities. Watch this space for the 2019 edition being launched in tandem with the live Gulfood event.
Visit gulfood.com to register for fast-track entry. Users who pay for their Gulfood ticket today will save AED 150 against the onsite price (paying AED270 instead of AED 420). Offer ends 7 February 2019.