- February 27, 2021
- Posted by: Aswani
- Category: Blog
The global pandemic has had a great impact on the working of different sectors and as businesses aim to get back on their feet, the Dubai government have been offering numerous incentives for them. While inaugurating the Gulfood 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced to continue supporting the private sectors.
The 26th edition of the Gulfood is the first F&B global in-person event to be held in the past one year. 2500 companies from 85 countries have registered for the five-day event, reassuring its standard as a significant F&B industry event of the world.
Dubai’s partnership with the global private sectors has benefitted them in taking rapid decisions in helping the people and for a quick recovery from the effects of the global pandemic. Sheikh Maktoum said, “Dubai’s leadership is committed to help the private sector enhance the momentum of their growth in all sectors, including the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition sector”.
He added that Dubai’s science-based strategic planning and continued monitoring of the existing situation has helped the Emirate to adapt to the fast-changing developments in a more flexible and speedy manner. He also said that “Dubai will continue to provide more opportunities for the global companies, not only in its region but also in world’s fastest growing markets that surround it.”
The event being held despite the pandemic is held under strict and hygiene safety protocols to ensure maximum safety for all exhibitors and visitors. Sheikh Maktoum mentioned that the safety measures are in ties with Dubai’s effort to maintain its high standards of preventive protocols in every sector and is its strategy to reinforce the business activities along with its growth.
Participation from the food producing powerhouses such as Italy, Germany, France, Turkey and Austria highlight the event.
The event that began on 22nd of February welcomed world’s leading government leaders, food scientists, analysts, influential chefs and industry pioneers. The focus of the event is to look into the innovations and changes that the pandemic brought into the food world.
The opening speech for the Gulfood delivered by Mariam Al Mheiri, UAE Minister of State for Food and Water Security focused on the “UAE National Food Security Strategy”. UAE aims to achieve a place among the top 10 Global Food Security Index.
Helal Saeed Almarri, director-general of Dubai World Trade Centre Authority and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said “Industry trust in Gulfood reflects confidence in Dubai as a strategic gateway for global F&B trade, its vision to connect the biggest success-makers and brightest minds from established and new markets, and its ability to lead by example in providing a safe face-to-face business environment.”
Dubai being one of the leading business hubs in the world aims to attain greater heights and wishes to open more opportunities for the private sectors. Even as the pandemic hit, they recovered quickly and has managed to set up a global event with participants from across the globe. Dubai is a world of unending opportunities.