The French offer in all its diversity on 3 French Pavilions at the GULFOOD Manufacturing 2014 & the Autumn Food Shows - 9 - 11 November 2014 Dubai -

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 05/11/14

United Arab Emirates; November 2014 – With the new region’s biggest-ever trade show launched GULFOOD Manufacturing - dedicated to ingredients, processing and packaging equipment, co-located with the Autumn Food Shows - the French presence, renowned for its expertise, quality of products and equipment is highly expected.  Fifty French companies will be spread over 3 French Pavilions and will take part in this outstanding event from the 9th to the 11th November 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  

The Dubai World Trade Centre is organizing the first edition of Gulfood Manufacturing – the region’s biggest-ever trade show launched to highlight food logistics, processing, packaging and ingredients sectors. This trade show will be co-located with the DWTC’s annual Autumn Food Shows: The Speciality Food Festival, Seafex Middle East, Sweets & Snacks Middle East. 
The quality of the French products is highly appreciated, especially in the Middle East where the hospitality sector is experiencing an unprecedented development. In the UAE, the French exports of food & beverage products increased by 95 % in 5 years (between 2009 and 2013). 
At global level, France is the 5th largest exporter of food & beverage products since 2011, with 63.4 billion USD in 2013 (increase by 5.94% compared to 2012). 
France is also very active on all G.C.C markets.  For instance, Saudi Arabia is considered as the largest export market for French companies in the food & beverage products, with 937 million USD in 2013 (increase by 21.04% compared to 2012). France is the 6th for the export of equipment in the food industry. In 2013, they amounted around 763 million USD (increase by 3.16 % compared to 2012).
(Source of data: UBIFRANCE, from COM TRADE-French Customs)
For the fifth year in a row, the French Pavilion at Speciality Food Festival/Seafex 2014 offers an extensive range of gourmet foods: chocolate, candy, honey, fish and seafood, Halal meat and poultry, organic fruit juices, and other egg products … 
The French pavilion will host 13 French companies on an area of 108 sqm (France Information: stand G4-45, Hall 4).
25 French companies will exhibit their Equipment/Products for the first time at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Process & Packaging.
They will showcase their know-how, technology, design and high finish.
Importers/distributors have this unique opportunity to discover those companies that have made French process and packaging’s reputation. The French Pavilion at the ProPack Middle East sector will be located in ZABEEL HALL 1 on an area of 330 sqm (France Information: stand B1-44). 
12 French companies will showcase their new products at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Ingredients. They will introduce dairy farming, pastry ingredients (Gelatin, food coloring agent, flavors for cake store, etc.) 
This French Pavilion sector will be located in SHEIKH SAEED HALLS on an area of 184 sqm (France Information: stand S1-C61).
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