His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, opened the 26th edition of Gulfood at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on Sunday.
The five-day trade show is the first global in-person F&B event to be held in the past 12 months.
It has attracted 2,500 companies from 85 countries, reinforcing its position as a major global F&B industry event.
The Deputy Ruler of Dubai said the emirate’s science-based strategic planning and continued monitoring of data emerging from the prevailing situation enables it to be flexible, quick and decisive in responding to rapidly changing developments.
"Dubai continues to provide the ideal base for global companies to tap opportunities not only in the region, but also some of the world’s fastest growing markets surrounding it," he said.
Sheikh Maktoum praised the measures taken by DWTC to ensure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors.
These measures are aligned with Dubai's efforts to ensure the highest standards of preventive protocols in all economic sectors and its strategy to revitalise business activity and growth.
Running until February 25, the trade show will provide extensive business and networking opportunities. Visitors can also see the latest product innovation and technology showcased.
. @MaktoumMohammed opens @Gulfood 2021. #Dubai— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) February 21, 2021
- Features participation of 2,500 companies from 85 countries
- Event is the first global in-person F&B industry event to be held in the past 12 months
- Event held under stringent safety and hygiene protocols. pic.twitter.com/TBWUU0uBU2