Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 set to highlight challenges and ground-breaking innovations

Gulfood Manufacturing 2022 set to highlight challenges and ground-breaking innovations

Taking place from November 8-10, 2022, at DWTC, Gulfood is set to be 40 percent larger than the previous years, with 25 percent of exhibitors new to the show.

Bringing together the F&B manufacturing industry across various sectors, including processing, packaging, ingredients, supply-chain solutions, and control and automation, the three-day event will examine the themes of sustainability, advanced technology adoption, nutrition, efficiency and innovation to help organizations reduce their costs, grow and transform.

A key feature of this year’s event includes the Food Tech Summit, where over 100 of the industry’s most dynamic and engaging speakers will convene to discuss an issue-driven agenda, ranging from food engineering innovations, factories of the future, web 3.0 applications in food, emerging markets, food safety, circular ecosystems, sustainability-linked finance models and much more.

Visitors will be able to hear firsthand from industry leaders, regulatory and policymakers, financial institutions, geo-political and risk advisors, investors and research and development specialists. Confirmed speakers at the Food Tech Summit include: Dr. Aman Puri, consulate general of India, Dubai; Ahmad Sultan Al Haddad, COO of Parks and Zones, DP World, UAE region; Amadou Diallo, CEO for Middle East and Africa, DHL Global Forwarding; and Kebour Ghenna, executive direction of the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Trixie LohMirmand, executive VP of Dubai World Trade Centre, commented: “Through Gulfood Manufacturing, we will unveil the next era in the evolution of the F&B manufacturing industry. From addressing global food challenges to discussing the ESG wave that is transforming food systems and together exploring the huge opportunities presented by innovation — particularly in the tech space — our aim is to create a lasting positive impact on the industry and take it to new heights, further cementing the UAE’s reputation as a global destination for leading future industries”.

Gulfood Manufacturing continues to garner interest from top global food production players. The event will create a platform for the largest companies in the food industry to present their products, services and solutions to influential buyers from across the globe, creating multiple opportunities to network and do business. This year will be no exception, as participants have the opportunity to build new professional relationships, strengthen existing ones and execute high-value deal.

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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