BNC Publishing and Hotel & Catering News Middle East’s Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards 2019 will take place on Wednesday, November 13 at Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City.
A region with a strong identity when it comes to F&B, the sector is among major beneficiaries when it comes to GCC government economic diversification drives, and has strengthened its foothold on a global level – which has, in turn, had a positive impact on the food service industry and suppliers.
Furthermore, the funding allocated to tourism and hospitality has been driving the food and beverage industry as well, with the GCC’s F&B market expected to expand. Its growth will also be propelled by upcoming events in the region including the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Global reports have revealed that the GCC F&B market is set to reach $34 billion by 2020.
With new, emerging concepts such as health-oriented dietary habits, veganism and more as well as innovation in food technology, the need for large-scale events that celebrate the industry and highlight the latest trends arises.
International brands and home-grown concepts are invited to take part in the Leaders in Food & Beverage Awards’ ceremony, which will recognise top players in the industry bringing excellence and innovation to the market.
Categories, which are to be announced soon, include both People and Restaurants, with some exciting new additions that reflect the dynamic nature of the industry.
Restaurant Categories will recognise the best venues in the region, offering exceptional service and world-class dining experiences, as well as the biggest market disruptors, while People Awards will celebrate visionaries, leaders and pioneers.