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Large local participation in Gulf Food
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Around 45 industrial food factories will participate in the Gulf Food exhibition, which will be held next week in Dubai, between the 21st and the 25th.

Participants will be from various subsectors, including canned foods, olive oil, spices, beverages, halawa and tahini factories, as well as roasteries.

Georges Nasraoui, Vice Chairman of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), said: “Gulf Food is one of the most important exhibitions in terms of size and the number of visitors.” More than 200,000 professional visitors are expected to attend the conference during the five days, including visitors from outside the area.

Nasraoui said that participants will have the opportunity to communicate directly with traders and importers and several deals could be signed during the expo.

The Lebanese wing in the expo will have a space of 400 square meters. The cost of renting and decorating the space reached $500,000. Nasraoui said that the exhibition department at the Syndicate of Food Industries will bear the cost. Members of the Syndicate pay annual fees for this department.

“Our target is to strengthen ties with our traditional markets and to seek out new clients, mainly from Russia, who will be visiting the exhibition,” Nasraoui said. More than half of the food industry exports go to the Arab region and a third to Gulf countries.

Industrial food companies participate annually in four international exhibitions: SIEL in France, Anoga in Germany, Gulf Food in Dubai, and Fancy Food Show in the USA.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
Date Posted: Feb 18, 2016
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