Gulfood Exhibition 2025

Gulfood Exhibition 2025

Food & Drink
Dubai, UAE
17-21 Feb 2025
Organizer:
Dubai World Trade Centre
Frequency:
1 year
Event website:
Gulfood Exhibition

The food and beverage industry's largest annual exhibition

Gulfood Exhibition revolutionizes the best practices in catering and hospitality, while pushing the standards for foods and beverages.

Established in 1987, the international exhibition’s a noteworthy leader in the food and beverage industry as it gives its audience access to all the major markets as 120 country pavilions showcase the richness of global flavours. In its 26-year history, Gulfood Exhibition has always been an unrivalled platform for companies, both established and start-up, to claim their own corner in the hospitality and food industry.

Gulfood covers the entire value chain with product groups extending to fine foods, fish, food additives, dairy products, meat, kitchen equipment, coffee, catering equipment, meat processing equipment. In addition, the F&B industry is in for colossal growth as current market estimates place the fresh food sales to reach over 280.5 million tonnes in volume in the next year.

The Gulfood Exhibition 2025

Dubai World Trade Centre will accommodate the 2025 face-to-face format of Gulfood between 17.02.2025 and 21.02.2025. Organisers have shared the international trade show will be held as a physical edition and have confirmed that the venue will not feature prevention measures against coronavirus. This is because of the Emirate of Dubai removing its pandemic-related restrictions.

Accommodation

Attending is a fantastic opportunity to attract new business, so it’s crucial to do it right. Trade Fair Trips Ltd provides you with the best hotel prices for the Gulfood Exhibition. We have spent years working with exhibitors and know our way around Dubai.

No matter how big or small your budget it, Trade Fair Trips Ltd delivers accommodation for exhibitions that keeps expenses in check and places you close to public transport. If you wish to book hotels near the Dubai World Trade Centre, come to us, and we will send you a list with suitable deals by the end of the day.

After you have made your online hotel booking for Gulfood Exhibition, you can supplement your stay with additional services. You can place reservations for meeting facilities through us or completely delegate the installation of your exhibition booth!

On foot
On foot:

Not advisable when travelling from Dubai Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Global Village 1 Station

By car
By car:

10 minutes travelling from Dubai Airport

20 minutes when travelling from Global Village 1 Station

By public transport
By public transport:

15 minutes travelling from Dubai Airport

Not advisable when travelling from Global Village 1 Station

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Hotels near Gulfood Exhibition

Gulfood Exhibition marks the beginning of the industry season as this annual event takes place at the start of February and editions run for a grant total of five days. Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre - Dubai World Trade Centre performs a dual function of organiser and venue, which admits guests from 11:00 am in the morning until 19:00 pm in the afternoon, except for the last day, which wraps up at 17:00 pm.

Dubai, UAE has one of the most modern metro systems in the world, which services the Dubai World Trade Centre and your commute is reduced to minutes. If you don’t wish to use public transport, there is a taxi service and private taxi services like UBER to deliver you quickly as the exhibition grounds are easily reached by car.

What You Can Expect as an Exhibitor

  • First and foremost, Gulfood Exhibition is an event of a global scale so you have the biggest and most diverse assortment of buyers that will be looking for new flavors and experiences – a perfect position to generate business and represent your region;
  • A secondary benefit of Gulfood Exhibition being the natural meeting point of so many professionals, decision makers, experts and innovators is that you are at the front seat of the cutting-edge advancements in your sector. If there’s anything new and noteworthy, it will be unveiled here;
  • You can supplement your business opportunities with deeper understanding of markets and best practices through the educational conferences, training sessions and industry-focused events.

When we say Gulfood Exhibition is a massive exhibition that you can’t afford to miss, we mean it. There are more than 5000 international exhibitors and the audience has grown to over 98,000 trade visitors from 193 countries.

Because Gulfood Exhibition is sponsored chiefly by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, exhibitors have the chance to interact and network with powerful people like international ministers and government officials. Other sponsors include Cevital, Supple Tek Industries, India Salaam, Phoenix and Wilmar.

You have a high concentration of buyers from the UAE and the Middle East, but visitors come from as far as East Asia (South Korea, Thailand and Japan) and South and Central America (Brazil and Mexico). Europe is also present with interest from Germany, Finland, France, UK, Sweden and more.

Gulfood Exhibition 2022 

The Gulfood Exhibition 2022 was held as a live trade show at the Dubai World Trade Center. A total of 4000 companies from 120 countries took part in the edition. The venue had stringent Covid-19 safety protocols in place to ensure the attendees' safety. The implemented safeguards included the requirement that participants wear surgical masks and present 3G entry documents. Despite its compact format, the edition was an immense success.

Gulfood Exhibition 2023

Gulfood 2023 surpassed prior attendance records. The event occurred in DWTC from 20.02.2023 to 24.02.2023, including coronavirus protections such as frequent cleaning sessions. Gulfood 2023 attracted 5 223 exhibitors from 125 countries and 134 460 visitors from 195 nations. The edition was also 30% more spacious than prior renditions, with over 150 speakers from 30 nations in attendance. Among the prominent features of the edition was a 40% increase in foreign visitor rates. Furthermore, 43% of the exhibitors confirmed their participation in the upcoming edition. Additionally, 94% of the exhibiting were returning. 91% reported an intense ROI, and 46% secured an excellent business agreement. This led to more than 12 billion USD in trade transactions, bringing the event's YOY to 1.4 million USD. Several of the sub-events earned favourable ratings as well. For example, 80% of the attendants provided Top Table with exceptional marks. Similarly, 84% of visitors stated that the Gulfood Green Awards influenced the F&B business. The event also had an immense social media presence. Users' social platforms, for example, increased by 55%. In the months preceding and during the 2023 edition of the Gulfood Exhibition, this resulted in over 160 million digital ad impressions. Gulfood 2023 was also selected by TikTok as one of their "Top Ads" at the TikTok Creative Centre.

Gulfood Exhibition 2024

The 2024 edition of Gulfood Exhibition was hosted in the Dubai World Trade Center between 19.02.2024 and 23.02.2024. The event was attended by over 5,500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries and more than 100,000 visitors from 190 nations. The exhibitors displayed over 100,000 new products and solutions. 

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