Gulfood to celebrate 20th anniversary in 2015
More than 85,000 visitors expected at landmark trade show in Dubai
The 2015 edition of Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, will mark the 20th anniversary for the global food trade platform.
Gulfood 2015 is expected to attract more than 4800 international companies from 120 countries and more than 85,000 visitors from over 170 countries.
To accommodate the growth, the show will span 127,000 square metres of exhibition space – including a 23,000 square metre, purpose-built temporary structure, the largest-of-its-type regionally.
“A landmark celebration such as the 20th anniversary of Gulfood is an opportunity to reflect on the show’s growth in both scale and stature over the past two decades, and to reiterate the role Gulfood continues to play in brokering significant partnerships and business deals between companies, corporations and countries around the world,” said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, exhibitions & events, DWTC.
According to a recent report by Euromonitor, the number of F&B outlets in the UAE is expected to double in the next four years, making food service and hospitality equipment a particularly pertinent sector at Gulfood 2015. The show will also host conferences and summits throughout the week.
The sixth Gulfood Awards will be held this year and consists of six categories and 10 different awards. It will take place on February 10, 2015 at Conrad Dubai.
One of Gulfood’s draws for the regions’ top professional chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers every year is the annual Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire. Held in Za’abeel Pavilion, this year’s Salon will see more than 1300 professional chefs evaluated by a panel of 25 experts, mandated by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) to judge culinary events across the globe.
A trade-only event, Gulfood will take place from February 8 – 12 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). Caterer Middle East will be the Exclusive Official Publication of Gulfood 2015.