ADNEC Group’s virtual conference for the food, beverage, and hospitality sector, the F&B Networking Hub by SIAL Middle East – E-summit and Meetings, will be held in collaboration with Compexposium on November 23, 2020.
Th event will run in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi Date Palm Virtual Platform under the supervision of the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation.
The format of the event was developed by ADNEC and contains virtual sessions, held from 1pm to 3pm. It will allow international exhibitors specialised in the food, beverage, hospitality and the dates industry to meet virtually and conduct business. The event was introduced as a response to ongoing global measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Participants will focus on the challenges facing the global food, beverage, hospitality and dates industry following the pandemic, as well as the opportunities for the sector over the upcoming 24 months. Discussions will focus on ongoing strategies and policies to meet the priorities of the National Food Security Strategy 2051.
Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb AlMheiri, Minister of State for Food and Water Security, will deliver a welcoming speech, discussing ‘The Role of UAE in Supporting the Food Security Sector’.
Subsequently, the opening session will be attended by His Excellency Saeed Al Bahri Salem Al Ameri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA), who will be discussing food control and ADAFSA’s strategy; His Excellency Mohamed bin Obaid Al Mazrooei, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID); and His Excellency Rashid Abdul Karim Al Balooshi, Undersecretary of Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED).
Alongside the event, ADNEC will host a private virtual platform for five days, starting from November 23. The platform will facilitate live meetings between sellers and buyers, allowing them to do business with one another.
The strategic partners of F&B Networking Hub by SIAL Middle East – E-summit & Meetings are the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority and the Khalifa International Award for Date Palm and Agricultural Innovation.
Abu Dhabi Chamber will be the host sponsor, IMLO International will be the Diamond sponsor, and Lulu Group International will be the event’s retail partner.