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SIAL Middle East 2018 to Kick Off on 10 December

The ninth edition of SIAL Middle East, the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the region, will kick off on 10 December 2018 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA). The Organising Committee of the event made the announcement today at a press conference at Abu Dhabi Chamber.

 

Held in strategic partnership with ADFCA, SIAL Middle East 2018 will run until 12 December at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the theme ‘Defining Innovation in the Food, Beverage & Hospitality Industry’.

 

The press conference drew the participation of His Excellency Saeed Al Bahri Al Ameri, Director-General of ADFCA, His Excellency Mohammed bin Obaid Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID), Helal Mohammed Al Hameli, Deputy Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Abu Dhabi Chamber), Thamer Al Qasimi, Chairman of the SIAL Middle East 2018 Organising Committee, Mubarak Al Shamsi, Director of Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, and Joanne Cook, Managing Director of SIAL Middle East. Attendees also included representatives of key sponsors of SIAL Middle East 2018.

 

The largest edition of the event to date will feature over 1,000 exhibitors and is expected to draw the participation of 25,000+ industry experts and unique visitors from more than 45 countries. SIAL Middle East 2018 will also host over 30 country pavilions, including the pavilions of Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Turkey.

 

His Excellency Saeed Al Bahri Al Ameri said: “SIAL Middle East is gaining importance year after year for its role in opening new business prospects for buyers and suppliers in one of the world’s fastest-growing F&B markets as well as enhancing the emirate’s position as a leading F&B hub. With the country’s total food sales in 2016 reaching AED121 billion, the F&B industry is the second largest economic sector in the UAE. Food consumption in the country is expected to increase from 48.1 million tonnes in 2016 to 59.2 million tonnes by 2025. The value of Abu Dhabi’s food exports in H1 2018 totalled AED516 million, while the value of its food imports stood at AED3.3 billion during the same period.”

 

He added: “Due to its highly developed infrastructure that provides businesses with crucial support required to expand their operations, the UAE topped Arab countries in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2017. The country’s FDI exceeded AED38 billion, accounting for 36 per cent of the total FDI inflow to the Arab world and registering a 7.8 per cent growth compared to 2016, according to the World Investment Report 2018. The UAE jumped up five places to the 30th position in the global FDI flow ranking. The country also ranks first in the region and fourth globally in F&B investment, according to Business Monitor International’s Risk/Reward Index.”

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