Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) announces the forthcoming Gulfood event from February 19th to 23rd, 2024, marking the world’s largest annual food and beverage sourcing exhibition. With over 5,500 exhibitors and attendees from 190 countries, Gulfood remains the premier gathering for the global F&B community, spanning an impressive 24 halls.
Gulfood 2024, themed ‘Real Food, Real Business,’ will unite global brands such as Agthia, Al Ain Dairy, Americana, and many more, alongside thousands of new exhibitors, to exhibit authentic food products, foster genuine business connections, and facilitate over USD12 billion in commercial agreements. Additionally, new country pavilions from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Venezuela will enrich the international diversity and offerings at the event.
International policymakers and industry leaders will gather to address critical global food system issues, emphasising the necessity of transformation to sustainably feed a growing population while mitigating climate change impacts, focusing on areas such as ag-tech innovations, AI integration, food loss and waste reduction, public-private partnerships, and investments in alternative proteins like cultured meat to address food insecurity and foster resilience.
The Gulfood Inspire Conference will delve into diverse topics such as digitalisation’s future, innovative advancements, and transitioning to circular food systems, with a focus on safety, security, and transparency in reshaping global food systems. Featuring over 200 industry leaders, including ministers, entrepreneurs, and chefs, the event will offer engaging keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops, providing valuable insights into the future of the F&B industry. Esteemed speakers like Jacob Jensen, Gary Urteaga, and Dr. Anna El Tahchy will share their expertise, offering diverse perspectives on the evolving landscape of food and beverage over the five-day conference.
Gulfood 2024 reintroduces its renowned Top Table feature, gathering over 100 internationally acclaimed chefs like Alain Passard and Enrico Cerea to showcase traditional cooking methods and elevate authentic ingredients through masterclasses. The event also sees the return of the Dubai World Cuisine movement, promoting cultural collaboration between local and global culinary talents, while the YouthX Chef Challenge offers promising talents a chance to intern at a 3-Michelin star restaurant.
With a focus on sustainability and innovation, Gulfood 2024 aims to shape the future of the global food industry, offering special offer tickets for AED345.