France brings-up its latest innovation equipment & high end fresh products at the Gulfood 2016

Rejula ARUN - 18/02/16

United Arab Emirates, February 2016 – France will once again be part of the not-to-be missed Gulfood 2016 to showcase its latest high quality products, food service equipment. With two French pavilions for a total area of nearly 1 250 Square meters., this 21st edition of Gulfood is expected to launch several French products.

For the 21st edition of the Gulfood tradeshow, France is consolidating a strong position with a number of 100 exhibitors spread over two pavilions:
- Food and drinks with 71 companies located Sheikh Saeed Hall 1
- Food service & catering equipment with 28 French companies located Za’beel Hall

Gulfood has become over the years the premier meeting place for French companies exploring business development opportunities. Business France is also bringing its regional experts from France and several countries: Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, India, as well as Kenya to join this world class event.
Since the launching in 1987, France participated in the tradeshow, with at the beginning a focus on the dairy sector, which is one of the most important industry in France. Hence, the show launched well-known French brands today in GCC countries.
According to Marc Cagnard, French Trade Commissioner in the Middle East, most of French SME’s on both pavilions come to get more visibility and discover the market during few days, especially to create business partnerships toward a larger exposure on the UAE market and in the Middle East region.
In the United Arab Emirates, the French exports of food & beverage products increased by 95 % in 5 years (between 2009 and 2013). 2014 has shown an increase of 10 % over 2013.
Furthermore, because UAE is a regional hub, so is the Gulfood ! The French exports have grown also in the neighbourhood: the Middle East represents 3% of French Food Exports ! For instance, Saudi Arabia is considered as the largest export market for French companies in the food & beverage products, with approximately 1 billion USD in 2014 (making France as the 7th provider).
 At global level, France is the 4th largest exporter of food & beverage products since 2011, with 63 billion USD in 2014. France is the 6th for the export of equipment in the food industry. Between 2009 and 2014, France has increased its exports by 5.2%.
Globally, the food sector represents for France the 3rd trade surplus with around 10 billion USD in 2014.
This year, Gulfood visitors will be delighted to taste cheeses, French pastries, cold cuts, soft drinks, just to quote a few examples.
In addition, exhibitors specialists of the hospitality equipment will showcase new ranges: food preparation, cooking, molds, cutlery, bakery and pastry equipment, laundry equipment, uniforms, disposable tableware, food packaging, signs and display, thermometers.

Come and meet French exhibitors at Gulfood from Sunday 21st to Thursday 25th of February 2016: Food and drinks with 71 companies located Sheikh Saeed Hall 1&2 / Food service & catering equipment with 28 French companies located Za’beel New Hall.

 

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