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F&B Elite to Bring the Best to Dubai for Gulfood 2024

Dubai will play host to Gulfood 2024, the largest annual food and beverage sourcing event in the world, to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 19-23 February, 2024.

The 29th edition of the industry’s leading event is set to be larger than ever before, bringing together F&B communities from across the world to the bustling metropolis to chart the way forward for this rapidly evolving sector.

Gulfood 2024 will host more than 5,500 leading global companies from 127 countries, transcending a mere trade show to become a global hub for F&B excellence. This year’s edition will be unlocking a new global narrative in F&B, bringing together influential minds for panels, workshops, and insights on industry challenges.

Gulfood 2024 is a show that promises to launch new industry trends, power fast-paced global sourcing, bring together the most diverse world of F&B, and ultimately push the sector conversations from agenda to action. On display will be the latest trends and innovations in the F&B industry spanning 8 sectors, including Beverage, Dairy, Fats & Oil, Meat & Poultry, Pulses & Grains, Power Brands, World Food, and Health, Wellness & Free-From.

Gulfood Exhibition 2024

Leading the way in innovation & sustainability

Power brands are leading the way in innovation and sustainability within the F&B industry, investing in research and development to create new products and processes that meet consumer demand for healthier, more sustainable, and convenient options. Dominating the global F&B market, power brands are constantly evolving and adapting to changing consumer preferences by investing in sustainability initiatives, ethical sourcing practices, and innovative packaging solutions.

Get Inspired! Get Connected!

From top private sector brands to governments worldwide, Gulfood Inspire and Gulfood Connexions Meetings Programme offer a chance to engage with figures that truly make a difference, shaping the authentic stories that drive the future of food.

Inspire offers a chance to learn, engage, and discover from some of the most inspiring, revolutionary, and dynamic thought leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, culinary experts, innovators, and changemakers in the world of food and beverage by discussing and sharing knowledge on topics and trends that matter.

Connexions on the other hand offers opportunities  for meeting, networking, and closing deals with the largest selection of leading brands from around the world through exclusive meetings programme giving direct access to prominent decision makers, thought leaders, and the widest range of F&B businesses from across the globe. This one-to-one business networking tool is designed to help match business needs with the right profiles, even before and also at the event.

Gulfood Exhibition 2024

Culinary journey from traditional to contemporary

In the 29th edition, Gulfood Top Table returns as a key feature presenting a star-studded lineup of internationally renowned chefs, including Michelin-starred chefs, who unveiled the next culinary trend and food masterpieces.

This year marks a historic occasion, as for the very first time, Top Table is bridging the old world with the new. Chefs will be showcasing legacy and tradition in their masterclasses, demonstrating not only time-honoured techniques but also bringing forth the traditional methods of cooking and preserving food in a contemporary and dynamic manner.

Young chefs rewrite future flavours

Another highlight of Gulfood 2024 is YouthX Young Chef Challenge, the most career-defining competition for upcoming culinary talents who are rewriting the future flavours of the world. International finalists from Kenya, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the United States, incorporating sustainability and zero waste themes in their menus, will be judged on their vision and industry acumen, menu engineering using themes, and presentation and taste.

Gulfood Exhibition 2024

Promoting homegrown chefs

Dubai World Cuisine is yet another exciting new feature providing a platform for homegrown chefs to collaboratively shape the cultural identity of Dubai and establish it on the world’s culinary map.

Championing innovative new products

As always, this year’s Gulfood Innovation Awards will honour excellence in new product development, championing groundbreaking new products launched within the past calendar year. The shortlisted nominations will be announced on 26 January, 2024, with winners announced on 19 February, 2024.

Opening Hours: (19-22 February, 2024): 10am – 6pm, (23 February, 2024): 10am – 5pm.

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