Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous

Gulfood Manufacturing 2018: French food and beverage processing industry to be displayed on two national pavilions!

Rejula ARUN - 04-nov.-2018 08:37:06

From November 6th to 8th 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre United Arab Emirates,  2018:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy is once again running two pavilions and an innovation corner during the Gulfood Manufacturing tradeshow. This regional event is dedicated to the ingredients and equipments of the food industry and will bring together nearly 50 French companies to highlight their products and know-how. For the 2nd year running, Business France unveils a French Innovation Corner to be located at the Ingredients pavilion. For this new edition, the packaging & processing machinery French Trade Association, GEPPIA, along with the French organization for intermediate food products, Club PAI and Bpifrance, the French Public Investment Bank are teaming up as partners and members of the jury. This contest is geared first and foremost to promote France’s innovations that meet the needs and trends of the Near and Middle East markets. The announcement of the winners will take place on Tuesday, November 6th at 4pm on the French pavilion located stand S1-C65. The French agri-food products and equipment perfectly match the consumers’ needs in the region. French imports to the United Arab Emirates are based mainly on beverages (28% of market share) followed by dairy products (15% of market share). • The French Ingredients Pavilion located on Sheikh Saeed 1 Stand C65 features a space of 360 square meters in partnership with the Hauts-de-France and Brittany regions. Visitors of Gulfood Manufacturing will be able to meet innovative French companies keen on showcasing the diversity of French products, from dairies and cereals, to egg products and fruit preparations. Exports of Ingredients and Intermediate Food products (IFP) from France to the UAE account for nearly 81 million euros. The quality of French products anticipates the requirements of traceability of UAE partners. The dairy ingredients, cakes and pastries are particularly as major ingredients in export flows for France. The catalog of the French Ingredients Pavilion is available through this link: http://businessfrance.jpm-associes.com/gulfood2018/ The French Equipments located at Hall 8 Stand B8-32 is dedicated to French equipment manufacturers over 440 square meters. Nearly 30 French companies will be showcasing products that are both innovative and adapted to local needs. The diversity of the French offer will be highlighted as the leading companies exhibiting come from a wide array of industries including water treatment, the cold chain, labeling, packaging, packing lines, sterilization, water jet cutting, extrusion and engineering, in addition to baking equipment such as ovens, molds and crepe machines. The catalog of the French Equipments Pavilion is available through this link: http://businessfrance.jpm-associes.com/gulfood2018/ 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. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast                @BF_Food                @BF_Agrotec  #FrenchFab #FrenchEquipment #FrenchIngredient   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


On 21 March, celebrate the French cuisine in the UAE and all over the world with Good France!

Rejula ARUN - 16-mars-2017 12:40:49

Abu Dhabi, March, 2017 - On 21 March, 2017, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. Among them, eight restaurants are in the United Arab Emirates.  Goût de (“Taste of” in French) / Good France, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and French chef Alain Ducasse, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912: the same menu, on the same day, in several world cities, for as many guests as possible.  Chefs from all over the world will cook a dinner to pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its capacity to unite people around the common values of sharing and enjoyment in a planet-friendly and healthy way.  The aim is to showcase the French lifestyle, regional products and, more broadly, to promote France as a tourist destination worldwide. A third of tourists have in fact said they visit France to enjoy its cuisine, including the “gastronomic meal of the French” inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Restaurants all over the world have been selected by an international selection committee of chefs by proposing a menu that showcases French gastronomy, a cuisine using fresh and seasonal regional products.  More than 1300 restaurants participated in the first edition in 2015. On 21 March 2016, they were 1715. This third edition will gather not less than 2 000 restaurants and will spotlight culinary training schools and hotel business schools. The French gastronomy is the only one that trains so many chefs worldwide. It is actually regarded as the leading culinary school in the world.     In the UAE, 8 restaurants have been selected by an international committee of chefs to participate to Goût de / Good France (3 in Abu Dhabi and 5 in Dubai) :  - In Abu Dhabi:  Le Beaujolais, Mercure Center Hotel (Chef Philippe Garcon) ;  Bord Eau, Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri (Chef : Jimmy De Almeida).  The Forge, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi (Chef Marcos Garcia Rodriguez);  - In Dubai:  Bistro Des Arts (Chef Stéphane Cedelle);   Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club (Chef Rémi Verrier) ;  Plantation Restaurant & Terrace, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (Chef Andreas Mensch); Moana Seafood Restaurant and Porterhouse Steaks & Grills Restaurant, Sofitel The Palm Jumeirah (Chef Olivier Chaleil).    From high gastronomy to high-quality bistros, it’s now time to book your table ! Bon appétit !    END   To know more about the event, visit the website of the French Embassy to the United Arab Emirates or of GoodFrance Contact: celia.darakdjian@diplomatie.gouv.fr ; 050 158 36 96


France presents a three-pronged approach to gastronomy at Gulfood Manufacturing / Specialty Food Festival / Seafex with a firm focus on innovation- November 7-9, 2016 -

YASMINA OUARI - 03-oct.-2016 14:28:28

United Arab Emirates, October 3rd 2016 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will introduce this year a brand new ‘Innovation Corner’ to highlight French products & packaging for the local food industry and three separate pavilions featuring Gourmet products, Ingredients and Equipment: up to 60 French companies are expected at this year’s event. France is making an emphatic statement about its leading position as the home of gastronomy, with its strong presence and unique offerings at this all-important annual trade show. Business France is spearheading France’s participation at Gulfood, across three different pavilions.  Like every other year so far 29 years, the French offering at the event will cement its position as one of the finest sources of quality food and related products. Most of the brands that will be participating are well-suited for entering this market – whether it is being halal-friendly in the case of ingredients, or equipment that will be well-suited to the booming food industry production in UAE Middle East region.  And for the first time this year, there will be a special ‘French Innovation Corner’ (located in the Ingredients Pavilion) where the most unusual and innovative new products will be showcased. Visitors will be able to discover everything from the latest technologies and packaging ideas, to new flavors, trendy ingredients and healthful foods – highlighting the cutting-edge creativity of France.  • The Ingredients Pavilion, spread over 308 square meter, will be located at Sheikh Saeed Hall: S1-B36 to B60 and S1-C35 to C64, and will showcase leading French companies from sectors such as dairy and its derivatives (ranging from milk proteins and powders); cereals and grains ; and other ingredients such as eggproducts and fruit preparation. The French Innovation Corner and Business France’s Ingredient Booth will be set in the S1- B60 zone of the pavilion. Exports of ingredients and intermediate foodstuffs from France to the UAE has grown steadily at a rate of 16% year on year, since 2010, to be worth €91,7 million in 2015.  Click here to view the exhibitor list: http://bit.ly/2cBIz8h   • The Equipment Pavilion will take over 420 sq. m of space at Zabeel Hall 2 - B14/C13 – Z2-C14/D13. Here, visitors will find the latest technologies in food production, from cooling / freezing tunnels & blast cells, bakery equipment, custom plants and turnkey projects, packaging sterilization system, retorts, boilers, chocolate & sugar coating system. An excellent example of how French products can be adapted to the local market, include the showcase of crepe makers that can be useful for making regag bread. This section will have 30 companies participating.  UAE’s imports from France in this sector were valued at around €20,4 million in 2015, with packaging industry gadgets, food processing machines and bakery equipment being high on the priority list. Click here to view the exhibitor list: http://bit.ly/2d36ZWi   • The third pavilion, highlighting French Gourmet Products, will be located in Hall 6, blocks D6-30 & D6-16. An array of food products from 16 different companies will be on offer, ranging from honey, confectioneries, chocolates, cookies and pastries, to premium beverages, seafood and dairy products. Most of these are on the luxury end of the scale, and belong to product categories which are already popular when it comes to French imports into the UAE.    Click here to view the exhibitor list: http://bit.ly/2dB004U   France is recognized for its technical expertise and high quality products, particularly in the food sector and this is demonstrated in the fact that imports into the UAE from France has grown by over 213% since 2010. The UAE imports as much as 90% of its food needs, with its total import value totaling €14.2 billion, out of which, France represents €420 million worth; it is the third largest European supplier to the UAE F&B sector. French food industry is the 6th largest, globally speaking.  France’s turnover in agricultural products was valued at €67 billion in 2015, making conditions for a strong and sustainable food industry, achieving other worth sales of €130 billion.  The Middle East market is gaining increasing importance for France and this year’s strong offering across Gulfood Manufacturing, Specialty Food Festival and Seafex only reinforces that fact, further strengthening trade ties between the two regions.  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. Business France has recently launched its first international campaign called: “CREATIVE FRANCE”, in order to promote France’s economic attractiveness, strengthen perceptions towards France image and create positive conditions for French economic development. Media queries: Miryem Oukas Messidi Regional Communications Manager Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15        Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr  


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

Rejula ARUN - 18-févr.-2016 09:10:04

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.  


Top Quality French products to be discovered on 3 different pavilions at Gulfood Manufacturing and The Speciality Food Festival /Seafex

Yousra LAHBABI - 21-oct.-2015 11:23:29

United Arab Emirates; October 2015–   Sixty French companies will be spread over 3 French Pavilions organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. This event will take part from the 27 th to the 29 th October 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.   The French offer will be divided into three sections: Gourmet foods and drinks (Hall 6) with 14 French companies, Ingredients (Sheikh Saeed Hall 1) with 14 French companies and 32 French companies at the Gulfood Manufacturing (Hall2). The French food and agriculture industry has always been keen on providing high quality food and agricultural products, a wide range of choices and diversity and maintaining the momentum of innovation in its production.  As such, French food exports have kept across the years a privileged position and rank high among worldwide agricultural exporters, despite fierce competition from various countries. The impressive commercial turnover of 9 billion Euros in 2014 has strengthened the rock-solid reputation of French food and agricultural industries as one of the main pillars of foreign trade in France, ranking third after aeronautic industries and chemical/cosmetics industries. France is a prominent food and agricultural product exporter to the entire world, ranking third among world food and agricultural exporters in 2000.  In 2014, it was the fifth largest exporter in the world, after the United States, the Netherlands, Germany and Brazil.  France’s turnover in food and agricultural products (FAP) reached €190 billion in 2013 and scored a net surplus of €9.1 bn in its trade balance in 2014 (€58.2 bn exports vs. 49.1 bn imports), coming third after aeronautic industries and chemical/cosmetics industries. Gourmet food items are prestigious icons of French expertise and gourmet export turnover have reached a €6.5-bn high in 2014, almost equal to dairy products.  Leading among exports of French gourmet foods are bakeries, sweet pastries and viennoiseries (27%), chocolates (23%), fine cheese (12%) and honey and jams (5%).  Growth of French bakery/sweet pastry exports rose by 30% in 5 years, with 82% of exports destined to EU countries, especially Eastern and Northern European countries seeking premium bakery-pastry.     Viva la France! Back for a 6 th consecutive year, the French Pavilion at Speciality Food Festival/Seafex 2015 will offer an extensive range of gourmet foods: confiserie, chocolate, syrup, honey, Halal meat, snail, nougat, organic food, fresh fish and much more… 14 French companies will showcase quality products, from all regions of France. Visitors will find these delicious products at Hall 6 Stand F6-16 to F6-34 / G6-15 to G6-33. Please click here for the Catalog:   http://bit.ly/1M47Kff 32 French companies will showcase their Equipment/Products at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Process & Packaging. They will exhibit 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 HALL 2. Please click here for the Catalog: http://bit.ly/1M48zVl 14 French companies will showcase their new products at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Ingredients. They will introduce dairy powders & ingredients, egg procuts, dairy, cereal & bakery ingredients, gelatine and collagen peptides. This French Pavilion sector will be located in SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1. 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. 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 Media queries: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15       Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr Yousra Lahbabi   Mobile : +971 (0)56 470 23 82      Mail : yousra.lahbabi@businessfrance.fr


zChocolat organizes a private culinary event in Dubai in the prestigious venue of One&Only Royal Mirage

Miryem OUKAS MESSIDI - 13-sept.-2015 10:00:39

United Arab Emirates; September 2015 - zChocolat, the world leader in luxury chocolate gift-giving is inviting its best regional Customers to a culinary private event in order to taste some of the best chocolates in the world made by the French ‘World Champion Chocolatier’ Pascal Caffet. The French brand zChocolat will organize a private event from September 14th to  17th in the One&Only Royal Mirage hotel (Al Sufouh Dubai) reserved exclusively for   its leading Regional Customers. Mr Jean-Philippe KHODARA, President & CEO of zChocolat will be pleased to introduce the brand and offer a special gift marking the upcoming Eid Al-Adha celebration.  Guests will also receive a sneak preview of zChocolat latest confectionary delicacies, direct from France. Program of the culinary week: - Monday September 14th 2015 Chocolate tasting  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday September 15th – 17th Chocolate tasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mr Jean-Philippe KHODARA, President & CEO of zChocolat said: “I founded zChocolat in November 1999 from my home in Aix-en-Provence (South of France). I realized that Internet might be  the perfect spot to share my passion for fine French chocolates with the rest of the world. I started by searching out a master artisan chocolatier to create an exclusive line of gourmet chocolates and was thrilled to collaborate with Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier.” He added: “ Making the finest French chocolates was only the beginning; it would be imperative to distinguish ourselves with inspiring packaging — as far as possible from the traditional chocolate gift basket — and customer service excellence. I adhere to the philosophy that the quality and responsiveness of customer service had to meet the same exacting standards of our products.” About zChocolat: Offering true luxurious alternatives to traditional chocolate boxes – zChocolat’s products (from the chocolate to the packaging) are really unique, 100% made in France and prepared with an obsessional attention to detail. Delivered express to all the Middle-East region and to 244 destinations worldwide, it is easy for anyone to send gifts all over the world at any time of the year.  With world class services and a highly personalized gifting solution, zChocolat makes sure the customers’ experience is perfect. Contacts:   Aurélie GEELS Communication & Marketing Director Phone : +33 (0)4 42 91 43 67  Email : aurelie.geels@zchocolat.com www.zchocolat.com


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-nov.-2014 09:24:06

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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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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