Biggest-ever Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 to take global food production in a smarter, more sustainable direction.

This year’s Gulfood Manufacturing, the world’s most prominent annual F&B manufacturing event, will be held from November 7-9, 2023. This edition, supposed to be the largest ever, will feature 2,000+ exhibitors, including the greatest global brands in food and beverage industry.

Away from the exhibition floor, over 100 of the F&B industry’s decision-makers and the world’s leading experts will be exploring the industry’s very latest trends and laying out plans to grab business opportunities and address the industry’s challenges.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 will delve into issues such as how AI, robots, and automation are pushing an evolution in efficiency, the digitalization of the F&B manufacturing sector, stimulating revolutionary innovation, and those improving the industry’s standard of excellence.

The event will be a powerful platform for companies to present their products, services, and solutions to influential buyers from around the world, with numerous opportunities to form new professional relationships, strengthen existing ones, and close high-value business deals.

Many of the of the world’s top ingredients brands have already confirmed participation for this year’s edition, including Apical (Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 Platinum Sponsor), Cargill, Givaudan, Wilmar, Kerry, Dohler, Orkila, Fanar, Takasago and many more. Meanwhile from the packaging and processing segment, global powerhouses from the likes of Tetra Pak, GEA, Krones, Husky, Sidel, Ishida, TNA, SIG, Rieckermann will also be in attendance.

Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 will be a powerful platform to present their products, services, and solutions to prominent buyers from across the globe, with countless opportunities to build new professional relationships, strengthen existing ones, and execute high-value business deals over the three days. This year’s edition will see a bigger presence from European manufacturers from Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain. The show will also see the Chinese Pavilion back in full force, taking up a dedicated bespoke hall. 

A focus area of this year’s event will be Dubai’s Green and Sustainable Manufacturing initiative, part of the Dubai Economic Agenda. As the plant-based F&B industry grows and innovates, there is a corresponding need for new plant-based food manufacturing facilities. The initiative will bring together leading businesses in the plant-based F&B industry with co-manufacturers, equipment, and solution providers to explore challenges and opportunities in effectively scaling up plant-based production and manufacturing in Dubai.

At the heart of this year’s event once again, the FoodTech Summit will convene the global industry’s most dynamic and engaging experts, decision-makers and thought leaders, to offer fresh new perspectives, insights and inspiring strategies on topics ranging from cost hikes, through to innovation economics, green solutions and smarter manufacturing, to alternative products, functional foods, food safety and much more.

Three other DWTC food and beverage events will be co-located with Gulfood Manufacturing. The Speciality Food Festival is the MENA region’s only dedicated gourmet and fine food trade show, offering buyers a platform to network and find the right premium or niche product.

ISM Middle East is the region’s largest trade fair for sweets and snacks, connecting visitors with the most influential brands in the industry and giving them the opportunity to discover the latest products and innovations.

Private Label Licensing ME – MENA’s only event where buyers can source cost-effective customisable products, branding and packaging solutions, bringing together food and non-food suppliers, private label & contract manufacturers under one roof.

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