* 360-degree food and beverage processing show in Dubai will play a leading role in advancing regional industry to meet rapidly evolving consumer demand, 6-8 November 2018.
Dubai, UAE – The fifth edition of Gulfood Manufacturing, the Middle East’s largest food and beverage processing forum which runs at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this November, promises to be the Gulfood spin-off’s most well-rounded and forward-looking exhibition and conference to date, offering a 360-degree solutions platform for a regional industry buoyed by strong consumer demand in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
While retaining its long-standing reputation as the principal place to conduct multimillion-dollar business transactions with exhibitors from 60 countries showcasing the latest industry development tools, Gulfood Manufacturing 2018, which runs from November 6-8, boasts a range of features that put it firmly in the realm of future forecasting, trend tracking and sector education.
Four key features – a ‘Big Buyers’ program, where up to 2,000 buyers are hosted; innovation demos, which will provide deep insights into artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and robotics; Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards, designed to inspire and reward process innovations, and a probing FoodTech Summit – have been integrated to strengthen the event’s position as the vanguard of F&B transformation.
“The breadth of food production technology is so wide that the industry requires a multi-offering platform showcasing advanced manufacturing,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events, DWTC. “Suppliers from around the world have their eyes fixed on the Middle East, where cross-sector demand continues to climb. Regional producers are now scaling up and utilizing higher-grade technology to meet Industry 4.0 demands. The Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 program has adopted a multi-audience approach that speaks to both producers and suppliers.”
The Gulfood Manufacturing conference series, under its new identity “FoodTech Summit”, will set the agenda for the industry’s vision, with deep insights into the future – near and far. Sessions will focus on the ‘Factory of the Future’ and a look at how Industry 4.0 – or the fourth Industrial Revolution – is redefining the F&B manufacturing and processing industry. The talks will pose challenging compelling questions and suggest steps to keep the regional industry relevant in the digital era.