The annual exhibition Gulfood is the world's largest and the Persian Gulf region and the Middle East specialized exhibition. Very popular exhibition Gulfood is enjoyed by visitors from countries in the region, since more than 95% of food products in the Gulf States is imported, along with large volumes of re-exports to the UAE are estimated at 15.8 billion US dollars, making Gulfood exhibition an important event.
Gulfood is the largest and most influential in the world annual exhibition of food industry and beverage industry, with an unprecedented number of visitors, exhibitors and business transactions conducted over the four days of the exhibition.
Gulfood is an important international platform, involving more than 5,000 companies from 120 countries and more than 97000 visitors from 185 countries in the world. To this end, the exhibition area of the Dubai trade centre DWTC increased to 127000 sq m temporary pavilion with an area of 23000 sq. m.
Hundreds of specialists of companies-producers of Halal products from 50 countries participate in the largest exhibition in the Halal World Food exhibition is recognized as the world's largest annual exhibition of Halal products. Global presence in Gulfood confirmed 120 official national pavilions.
"Gulfood has become an important part of the business plans of the global food industry. The exhibition, consistently achieving new results, is growing from year to year, and its global status is not in doubt," said Helal Said Almarri, director general of the Dubai World Trade Center. "Gulfood provides trading opportunities for local, regional and international manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers for billions of dirhams."
Among the visitors of the exhibition Gulfood are owners and employees of super and hyper markets; grocery stores; manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors of food and beverages; hoteliers and restaurateurs (including fast food restaurants); government departments responsible for the supply of hospitals, hospitals, civil and defense facilities; transport companies; night clubs and hotels.