New gourmet show to launch in Dubai
Dubai, February 24, 2010
The first trade exhibition in the Middle East dedicated to providing exclusive, high-end food products sourced from all over the world will launch in Dubai in October this year, said a top official of Dubai World Trade Centre.
“The Middle East has a very refined culture and visitors from all over the world come to Dubai in particular for the best culinary delights,” said Trixee Loh, senior vice president, Dubai World Trade Centre, organisers of the event.
“We recognise the market demand from our many connections in the food industry and this speciality food show will provide an ideal platform to source the best products and services for the very top clients.”
The first Gourmet: Speciality and Fine Food will take place from October 31 to November 2 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will offer a selection of artisan food from caviar to wagu beef, boutique delis, bespoke provincial suppliers and international brands.
Many companies have expressed huge interest in participating at this inaugural event with pavilions from both France and Italy already on board, Loh said.
Catering to the exclusive food and hospitality sector and specialist buyers of premium produce across the Middle East, the speciality food show will bring together the finest food producers to showcase the most unique, high-end, luxury food and drink products on the market.
The show will bring elite suppliers from the gourmet and luxury food market including the halal, seafood, organic and health and wellness sectors providing a focus for specialist buyers in a refined and relaxed environment.
“Dubai is in desperate need of a gourmet show to provide a one-stop-shop for the exclusive hotels, cafes and boutiques,” said Francesco Alfonsi, Italian Trade Commissioner.
“Gulfood is the most comprehensive food and drink show in the Middle East, but Gourmet: Speciality and Fine Food will cater for a bespoke market. We are delighted Dubai World Trade Centre has launched this show and Italian companies will play an integral part of the show’s future success,” Alfonsi added. – TradeArabia News Service