The UAE Armed Forces has signed contracts worth AED763 million with seven of the region’s F&B suppliers at SIAL 2016.
Contracts were signed with the Army Officers Club, Abu Dhabi National Hotel Company Middle East, Al Wasita for Catering, Emirates Hospitality Centre, Kelvin catering services, Army Forces Coop Association and FOODCO.
Speaking at the press conference, Major-General Staff Pilot Ishaq Al Balushi, head of the Supply Department of the General Command of the Armed Forces said: “This is the first time the UAE Armed Forces has participated at SIAL. The event provides a unique opportunity to connect with both regional and international companies within the F&B sector.
“This announcement embodies the strategic cooperation between the government and private sector in Abu Dhabi in its efforts to promote the food sector in the emirate. The event itself is an ideal platform to showcase best practice, cutting-edge technology and provides us with the opportunity to meet key decision makers, business owners and potential investors.”
Now in its seventh year, SIAL Middle East 2016 is a trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries.
Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the exhibition runs from 5 – 7 December at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).