Gulfood @ Dubai World Trade Centre from 26th Feb to 2nd March 2017

Celebrating its 22nd edition in 2017, Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food & beverage exhibition, welcoming F&B professionals from all corners of the globe to meet for 5 days of business within this central hub for international trade and commerce. Launched as a biennial event in 1987, the exhibition has grown to promote F&B trade between more than 120 countries annually, enabling 5000 providers of raw materials and ingredients to showcase the tastes, trends and innovations that are shaping the future of food and beverage consumption worldwide.

Gulfood is a business to business trade exhibition that is professionally managed and hosted by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). With three decades of experience in delivering world-class events and an ongoing commitment to commerce and innovation within the exhibition industry, DWTC are recognized as a key driver of tourism growth throughout the MENA region.

The eighth edition of the Gulfood Innovation Awards will celebrate excellence and innovation across 20 categories within the global food and drink industry.

Categories: Beverages; Dairy; Fats & Oil; Health Wellness & free form; Pulses, Grains and Cereals; Meat & Poultry; World Food; Power Brands.

The Emirates Culinary Guild International Salon Culinaire is the largest single- entry chefs’ competition in the world.

Structured as a series of practical and display-based culinary challenges or ‘classes’, this globally renowned annual contest gauges the diversity of entrants cooking skills and pushes the boundaries of modern day food preparation and presentation.

Evaluated by a panel of international experts and mandated by the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS), the Salon Culinaire provides credible industry recognition to more than a thousand master chefs, pastry chefs, cooks and bakers all battling to receive the coveted titles.

Barista Masters is a major coffee brewing championship supported by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe.

Halal World Food is the foremost sourcing platform for international F&B businesses looking to capitalize on the burgeoning halal sector.

Gulfood Virtual Supermarket is a digital shop window to the stand-out products and cutting edge innovations being showcased at Gulfood 2017. Buyers seeking world-leading industry innovations should pay a visit the Gulfood Virtual Supermarket being hosted onsite at this year’s event. This brand new interactive digital feature is a virtual shop window to the stand-out products and cutting-edge technologies being showcased across the board at Gulfood 2017. Broken down into three major sourcing categories including Innovative Products, Organic-Free From and Halal, the elected showcases will be verified by an independent board of members to ensure only the best and most relevant products and services make the grade.

The Gulfood Innovation Awards recognise excellence and creativity within the global food and drink industry.

The eighth edition of this prestigious annual event will award 20 accolades judged by an international panel of independent industry experts. Winners will be announced during a glittering gala ceremony that is widely regarded as the ultimate networking opportunity for the industry’s elite.