In a spectacular celebration of culinary innovation and global gastronomy, Gulfood 2024 is set to unfold from February 19-23, marking its largest edition in nearly three decades. With a staggering 5,500+ global F&B companies confirmed to exhibit, the Dubai World Trade Centre transforms into the epicenter of the food industry’s evolution.

Amid the 24 expansive halls, Gulfood emerges as the gold standard event for the global F&B community, hosting exhibitors and visitors from over 190 countries. The focus is on the transformation of global food systems, steering towards sustainability and resilience against climate change impacts.

This year, Gulfood is not just an event; it’s a glimpse into the future. As the first opportunity for the global F&B industry to convene in 2024, leading food futurists will shed light on where the industry is headed. Paradigm-shifting technologies like AI will take center stage, guiding businesses into a new era.

Under the theme ‘Real Food, Real Business,’ Gulfood 2024 becomes a showcase for authentic food products, ingredients, and culinary practices. Global brands, both established and new, will converge to forge connections and seal over USD 12 billion in commercial deals. New country pavilions, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Venezuela, will add a diverse flavor to the culinary extravaganza.

The Gulfood Inspire Conference promises a deep dive into trending topics, from the tech-powered future of digitalization to reimagining global food systems. Over 200 thought leaders, including ministers, entrepreneurs, chefs, and futurists, will lead engaging keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops, unlocking new growth opportunities and insights for the F&B industry.

In a culinary spectacle, over 100 chefs, including Michelin star luminaries, will showcase traditional cooking methods and elevate authentic ingredients at the Top Table feature. Dubai’s own culinary identity takes center stage as Top Table hosts chefs with over 21 Michelin stars, bridging heritage with modern innovation.

The YouthX Chef Challenge returns, providing a launchpad for promising F&B talent on an international stage. Teams from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, and the USA will compete for an internship at an international 3-Michelin star restaurant, embodying the spirit of innovation in the industry.

Gulfood 2024 is not just an event; it’s a journey into the future of food, a fusion of tradition and innovation, and a testament to the industry’s resilience and adaptability. Stay tuned for a feast of insights, flavors, and discoveries.

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