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Food Show PLUS! at SEAFEX 2017

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Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 20, 2017

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Powered by Gulfood, SEAFEX is the Middle East & Africa’s largest and most professionally run trade fair covering the entire seafood industry. Meet with a highly targeted audience of importers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, processing companies, hotels, restaurants and catering companies from the entire MENA region.

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. 

In 2015, estimated 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%.

Saudi Arabia is the largest export market of the group 43% of the regions total and the UAE now accounts for 42% making them the dominant markets for U.S. food products in the region, although the smaller markets are likely to receive more U.S. foods indirectly. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now the 19th and 20th largest markets from the U.S. for agricultural products, and are frequently in the top 10 of most major processed food export categories.

Deadlines:
Early Registration Deadline: May 16, 2017 - $225
Registration Deadline: June 13, 2017 - $350

Reserve your exhibition space through the show organizer.

Services May 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

Additional Services ($50 per selection, no cap on number of services)

  • Interpreter during show hours
  • Translation of up to two pages of exhibitor material into local language
  • Store checks
  • Follow-up assistance

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Growing opportunities may exist for sales of a wide range of Northeast seafood products, such as:

  • Lobster
  • Scallops
  • Oysters
  • Whelk
  • Surf clams
  • Sea cucumber
  • Finfish species

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