Gulfood 2022 will power considerable trends and techniques currently disrupting the international food industry agenda with its stated mandate of connecting, creating, and changing the future for the better.
“Gulfood 2022 will underscore Dubai’s pivotal role in driving global F&B sector change for the better with a deep-dive into the trends and techniques set to transform the industry for good, in addition to hosting over 4,000 exhibiting companies, more than 200 speakers from 185 countries and more than 100 award-winning chefs, including Michelin Star and ‘World’s Best’ winners, business leaders and government policymakers under one roof.
Among the expanded 2022 exhibitor line-up are new pavilions from the Norwegian seafood industry, Uruguay, Panama, and Uzbekistan who will be joined by newcomers including: Australia’s ABW Foods, Invest NSW and Austrade; Colombia’s Cartagena Chamber of Commerce; Uruguay’s Cooperativa Nacional De Productores De Leche, Estancias del Lago S.R.L. and Instituto Nacional De Carnes; Switzerland’s Fenaco and MK Merchants SA; Panama’s ProPanama, South Africa’s RFG Foods Pty Ltd., and Hong Kong’s Vitasoy.
Gulfood Zero Waste Week:
With latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations indicating that one third of the world’s food is wasted, equating to 1.3 tonnes annually at a cost of USD1 trillion, Gulfood 2022 is taking the lead in addressing this major global issue with a first-of-its-kind citywide activation that will see chefs from 30 UAE restaurants, cafes, and dark kitchens focus on zero-waste menus and sustainable practices using local produce via off-site workshops and masterclasses, with insights from leading chefs. The Week will culminate in an award ceremony recognising Zero Waste-leading restaurants.
An All-Action Powerbroker:
The event’s Connect, Create & Change approach – will propel sector conversations from agenda to action and facilitate innovative start-ups, spark the emergence of food tech solutions, empower young industry professionals and women within the sector’s research and development, and spur ecommerce.
Gulfood Global Visions:
The Gulfood conference will also be a game-changer in connecting governments, creating opportunities, and mapping universal access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food. International government leaders will present strategies and imminent initiatives to drive their countries’ food agendas with dedicated sessions devoted to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Asia, and Africa. Alongside its main conference sessions, this feature will also host Gulfood Global Alliances - sessions looking to connect the public and private sectors, create partnerships and empower governments to move their visions forward.