Marking the biggest edition of the event to date, Gulfood Manufacturing 2023 brings together more than 2,000 leading F&B manufacturing brands, located across 15 halls, under this topical banner in a move that aligned it with COP28, which Dubai hosts in the coming weeks.
Away from the exhibition floor, over 100 of the industry’s decision-makers and global experts explore the latest trends and challenges, while setting out strategies to capture business opportunities. The industry trade event, which reaches its milestone 10th anniversary next year, continues to garner interest from top production players across sectors in processing, packaging, ingredients, supply chain solutions and control and automation, to chart a course toward a more sustainable, resilient, agile and efficient future.
Talking points included: sustainable packaging, reducing food waste, introducing energy-efficient machinery with a smaller carbon footprint and driving traceable, ethical and transparent food production. Other themes examined ranged from how AI, robotics and automation are spurring an evolution in efficiency to the digitalization of the F&B manufacturing sector.
Ahead of the event, Trixie LohMirmand, executive VP of DWTC, said : “The event comes at a critical point for the global F&B industry, as it tries to balance rising inflation and input costs, against downward price pressure from retailers and consumers – whilst meeting the imperative to make food production more sustainable. By leveraging innovative technologies and driving efficiencies, the industry can strike this balance and continue to evolve and reach new heights.”