Dubai World Trade Centre

TCL invites Russian chef to sample eco-friendly product range

by Dina Maaty | 01 Mar 2016

Cleaning solutions provider, Technical Chemical Laboratories (TCL) will launch its new range of eco-friendly products in Russia, with the help of Russian Chef Dmitry Shcherbakov. Chef Dmitry, brand-chef, Citytel Hotel Group was invited to Gulfood in Dubai by TCL to find out more about its new environmentally-friendly cleaning range, which he will implement in his

Bahraja General Trading targets expansion beyond Middle East

by Sophia Soltani | 29 Feb 2016

Bahraja General Trading is looking to target more five-star hotels, palaces and hospitality companies in the GCC, however its key focus is tapping into markets outside of the region. “We are looking to tap into markets across the GCC but now also want to expand more in the Maldives and Africa – we’re looking for

Asbah launches new basmati rice concept for retail sector at Gulfood 2016

by Dina Maaty | 24 Feb 2016

After a successful global launch at Gulfood 2015, Asbah is set to launch its retail products in the local market after exhibiting at this year’s Gulfood trade show. The Indian brand which is popular within the Asian community for its long-grain basmati rice,  is set to launch its “premium quality” Basmati Rice which will be

F&B entrepreneurs warn new players to “lose the ego”

by Dina Maaty | 24 Feb 2016

Panellists at the Start-up Advice for the F&B Entrepreneur discussion at the Gulfood Conference advised new F&B business operators to be humble, to take advice from the right people, and to negotiate carefully with partners in order to successfully enter the market. Samer S. Hamadeh and Ziad Kamel, co-founders and managing partners of Aegis Hospitality; Karl

Peruvian companies highlight organic and superfood produce at Gulfood 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Feb 2016

At this year’s Gulfood trade show, the Peru Pavillion have put specific emphasis on highlighting superfoods and organic produce from the region. Returning for the fifth consecutive year, the world’s eighth-largest fruit and vegetable producer is seeking to deepen trade relations with the food industry across the Middle East. The agricultural sector continues to play

Shifting expat demographics means new F&B opportunities in Dubai

by Dina Maaty | 23 Feb 2016

At the Gulfood Conference in Dubai, experts at the F&B Business Forum discussed new opportunities for restaurants as the UAE market reaches saturation point. Naim Maadad, CEO, Gates Hospitality; Daniel During, principal and MD, Thomas Klein International; Nicholas Couvaras, MD, Kroma, Vikrant Rohatgi, associate director and lead – strategy group, deal advisory, KPMG; and Martin Kubler founder

Australia’s Victorian Government aims to increase trade with the Middle East at Gulfood 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Feb 2016

The Victorian Government in Australia is showcasing a variety of Victoria’s food produce at this year’s Gulfood Trade Show, to try and further secure its share of the Middle Eastern trade market. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis is leading the trade mission to Gulfood in Dubai and said the Victorian Government

United Foods Company Launches Trans Fat Free Ghee at Gulfood

by Dina Maaty | 22 Feb 2016

Emirati food producer, United Foods Company (UFC) has unveiled its new Ghee product range at this year’s Gulfood trade show.  The new range comes under the company’s flagship brand, Aseel – a known Ghee brand across the Middle East and comprises of the new Aseel Trans Fat Free Ghee as a healthier option alongside Aseel

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid opens Gulfood 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Feb 2016

The 21st edition of the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, Gulfood was officially opened by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Dubai’s Deputy Ruler was accompanied by His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director

Gulfood opens in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Feb 2016

Today marks the opening of the 21st edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest food and hospitality trade show. Gulfood will take place from 21 – 25 February at at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The multi-channel event, which includes the third edition of Halal World Food – now the largest annual Halal food sourcing trade









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