Food Authority to participate in Sial China
Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2012
The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has announced that it will participate in Sial China 2012 which will be held in Shanghai from May 9 to 11.
Representing ADFCA in its 13th edition will be a delegation headed by the director general, Rashid Mohamed Al Shariqi, a statement from the Authority said.
Its platform at the exhibition will host a wide range of UAE’s largest dates expertise companies including Al Foah, Liwa Dates, Emirates Dates, along with a large number of publications on dates, which will be available in Arabic, English and Chinese, to facilitate the transfer of information on the fruit and its benefits.
ADFCA’s participation in China aims to enhance its global presence, the statement said. It plays a role in educating other countries on the value of agricultural production in Abu Dhabi in particular and the UAE in general, especially dates, which occupies the majority of productivity in the Emirates on the world scale.
“We aim through our participation in Sial China this year to promote and highlight the many benefits of dates, its permanent availability in the UAE, the distinctive brands derived from locally grown palm trees. Sial China is the world's leading food sector exhibition, where the UAE has embraced its Middle East edition,” Al Shariqi said.
“ADFCA’s participation will create new markets for our locally grown dates. It will open doors to meet international buyers working in the field of food, and introduce them to our distinctive date products and its multiple benefits which will create for marketing this food product which is considered to be on the main agricultural products in the emirate,” he added.
Sial Food Exhibition is the largest of its kind in China, with activities run through six different halls spreading over an area that exceeds 70,000 sq m. This year it will host 1,800 exhibitors. A total of 40,000 visitors are expected to attend. – TradeArabia News Service