France renews commitment to UAE’s industrial F&B sector by hosting 2 pavilions at GULFHOST and the Specialty Food Festival

Rejula ARUN - 03/10/18

- Visit France’s grand pavilion at Gulfhost which will be accessible from Sheikh Saeed Hall 2 from October 30th to November 1st at the Dubai World Trade Center.
- Meet the French fine and specialty foods suppliers at the Specialty Food Festival in Hall 3.

United Arab Emirates- Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be taking center stage at Gulfhost and the Specialty Food Festival with 2 large pavilions exhibiting products of over 40 companies. Top industrial catering and hospitality companies from France will be showcasing their premium ranges of food service equipment and fine foods. Visitors will have the chance to meet company leaders who will reveal products and know-how and create opportunities to develop business with their Emirati and regionals counterparts.

France is committed to UAE’s industrial F&B sector as it maintains its status as second largest partner. With 85% of UAE’s food requirements imported, French exports represent around €400 million in sales annually. France’s leading exports include mainly beverages (30%), dairy products (16%) and fruits (9%).

Marc Cagnard, Managing Director, Business France Middle East commented: “France is fully committed to the success of the 2018 edition and is planning for a larger contribution at the next GULFHOST which will take place in 2020, during the World Expo”.

The French Pavilion at Gulfhost will gather companies which will showcase the latest innovation of industrial kitchen equipment, cooking utensils and ranges of tools created for culinary professionals. The French syndicate of the food process equipment makers (SYNEG) will again this year, be one of the main partners supporting the initiative.


Another pavilion gathering  French companies at the specialty food festival will be exhibiting this year including companies representing confectionary, bakery-pastry, condiments and fine products. Horizon International, a regional partner of Business France, will support the culinary campaign by introducing 6 companies to the show.

Other key partners contributing to the show’s success include EVIAN, the number one mineral water in the world and in the Middle East, BADOIT, the sparkling mineral water brand for fine dining and endorsed by top Chefs globally, and CAFES RICHARD, a traditional “French-style” coffee roaster linked to the French gastronomy, Art de Vivre and to Paris (the leader on its market).


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Note to Editors:

ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE:
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.

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For more info, feel free to contact Business France:
Miryem Oukas Messidi
Head of Communications – Middle East
Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15
Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr

A full list of participating companies are below for reference:
GULFHOST 2018:
ADVENTYS
CHARVET
DANUBE INTERNATIONAL
CROUST’WICH
DUPONT (new)
EVOLIS (new)
HORIS
KRAMPOUZ
L2G
LELU (new)
OREQUIP
ROBOTCOUPE
ROLLER GRILL
SANTOS
SONOLYS (new)
TELLIER GOBEL
TOURNUS

SFF 2018:
FINGER FOODS (new)
DRAGEES REYNAUD
PATRELLE (new)
FAMILLE MARY (Miel) (new)
PASTORALE CANASUC (new)
LOU PRUNEL (new)
LA CHAMBRE AUX CONFITURES (new)
HORIZON INTERNATIONAL (regional partner) :
• LES P’TITS AMOUREUX 
• LES CONFITURES DU CLOCHER
• LA BONBONNIERE (new)
• LA SECTION REGIONAL CONCHYLICOLE (new)
• LA MOUTARDERIE (new)
• ESPRIT DU SEL

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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit:  www.businessfrance.fr Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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