New gourmet and fine food show a success
Dubai, November 14, 2010
The inaugural Speciality Food Festival, the region’s first dedicated gourmet and fine food show, is set for long-term success following three days of active business opportunities reported by exhibitors and visitors.
The three-day show which ran at the beginning of this month at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre provided an exclusive platform for the promotion of some of world’s most premium ingredients and food product ranges.
Organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), The Speciality Food Festival was developed to meet the growing needs of international and regional suppliers looking for an opportunity to showcase fine foods and speciality ingredients to a targeted high-end food and hospitality market.
Visitors included many of the region’s top chefs, gourmets and industry professionals looking to source ultra premium products from around the world, said a statement.
“We are delighted with the excellent feedback we have received from both exhibitors and visitors for this new show – not only was there strong interest in the products exhibited, but new supplier relationships were made and a healthy level of business was concluded. Based on first year results, The Speciality Food Festival can expect continued growth and an established position in the industry calendar. 90 per cent of our exhibitors have already confirmed their participation for 2011,” said Trixee Loh, senior vice president, DWTC.
Exhibitors from some of the most gastronomically renowned countries attended the show to promote speciality products from their respective regions, including Argentina, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, France and French Polynesia.
A number of the Middle East’s prestigious producers and suppliers also participated, with exhibitors from Saudi Arabia, Iran and North Africa reporting excellent trading during the show.
The Speciality Food Festival will return next year from October 25-27. –TradeArabia News Service
More Miscellaneous Stories
- Equity firm buys into Algerian Pepsi bottler
- Mother recounts vice den ordeal in Bahrain
- More companies 'getting into CSR activities'
- Middle East grain import bills could rise
- New Emirati themed restaurant opens
- 4 UAE companies in race for agri innovation awards
- Stage set for Bahrain Animal Production Show
- Amphibious boats make global debut in Dubai
- Dubai chamber F&B group sets roadmap for 2014
- Feminisation drive costs $213m to Saudi firms
- US interiors firm opens MEA base in Dubai
- Saudi 'spends $1.6bn on energy drinks'
- Farmer is jailed for raping housemaid in Bahrain
- Bahraini mother recounts firebombs agony
- Guard foils masked ATM robbers in Bahrain
- Bahraini on Arab world's 'most powerful women' list
- Latest kitchen technology at Sharjah event
- Number of HNWIs in Africa to double by 2023
- World boxing legend to visit Bahrain
- UAE road accidents decline by 23.5pc
- Top businesswomen in Bahrain honoured
- Death penalty sought for Bahrain terrorists
- Girl, 9, dies after fall from 8th floor in Abu Dhabi
- Lebanese café brand opens Dubai outlet
- Bahrain poultry firm told to step up safety
- Customer dies in Bahrain cafe brawl
- Bahraini boys hurt while planting bombs
- Philips, Ericsson launch LED street lighting
- DuBiotech to set up first Halal safety lab
- Jotun to supply coatings for Makkah Station