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Food Show PLUS! at Middle East Trade Shows


Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Location: Middle East

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Food Show PLUS!™ shortens your learning curve at international tradeshows so you are a more prepared and effective exhibitor. Our Food Show PLUS!TM services make exhibiting internationally easy, so you can focus on selling product. All assistance is provided by our In-Market Representatives who are knowledgeable about the country’s food industry.

U.S. exports of U.S. agricultural products to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC-6) members (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (or UAE), and Saudi Arabia) declined slightly 2% to nearly US$3 billion in 2015. U.S. exports of consumer food products remained steady in 2015 and totaled over US$1.8 billion, which is nearly 63% of the agricultural total. This partner group of nations is a solid importer of U.S. processed foods, totaling a new record high of nearly US$1.3 billion, growth of 2% from the prior year. 

Euromonitor has estimated 2015 retail sales in the packaged food market to be US$4.3 billion in the UAE. That represents an increase of 37.8% and nearly US$1.2 billion from 2011. They also forecast sales of packaged food in the market to reach nearly US$5.7 billion by 2020, an increase of over US$1.3 billion and 31%.

Food Show PLUS!TM Service Include:

  • Introductions to qualified buyers 
  • Targeted invitations to buyers
  • Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • Local retail tour
  • On-site show assistance by Food Export's In-Market Representative
  • Post-show lead qualifications

Registration Fee: $350

Food Show PLUS!TM services available at the following tradeshows:

Yummex Middle East

November / December 

Top processed food products exported to the Middle East in 2015 included:

  • Food preparations
  • Chocolate and confectionery
  • Processed/prepared dairy products
  • Processed vegetables and pulses
  • Fats and oils
  • Condiments and sauces
  • Snack foods

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