The show connects 1,600 global suppliers of the latest ingredients, processing, packaging, automation and logistics solutions to food and beverage manufacturers who come to the show to optimise their production, cut costs and upgrade their production capabilities.
The Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region is the world's fastest growing FandB processing territory where demand for output solutions is accelerating. Demand for food processing machinery in this region will reach US$ 1.45 billion in the next two years as buyers in these markets seek innovation, efficiency, improved output and production flexibility.
Last year, 32,499 food and beverage manufacturers from all over the world attended Gulfood Manufacturing, with international visitor attendance rising 26% over and above its previous 2016 edition. The show also secured a 97% importance ranking by attendees to their overall business.
The upcoming 2017 edition of the show will unveil a much wider exhibition profile, showcasing solutions for the complete spectrum of food and beverage manufacturing, starting from the initial formulation of ingredients, to processing, packaging and automation, all the way through to supply chain and logistics when finished products reach end-consumers.