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What\ s new at Gulfood 2014?

February 14, 2014

ArabianBusiness.com Staff



1. World Food Security Summit — February 23-24, 2014

The first global event of this scale in the region, the World Food Security Summit will bring together over 300 government ministers, high-ranking officials and key decision makers in the food and agriculture sectors to discuss food security challenges and find common solutions for a secure and sustainable food future. Key topics include food security in the Arab world, innovation and responsible investment in agriculture, poor nutrition and waste reduction.

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2. The Tea House

Dubai is now the world's biggest hub for the import and export of tea — a commodity of global relevance. In the UAE, tea ranks second only to water as the most consumed drink among residents, with more than 4,000 coffee and tea houses cashing in on a business worth almost US $82mn a year. The dedicated pavilion at Gulfood has been created as an authentic China tea house. It will provide a meeting point for the global tea trade and tea aficionados, and offer demonstrations and tasting sessions throughout the day.



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3. Barista Bonanza and Coffee Council

In partnership with The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), Gulfood will stage, for the first time, a series of dedicated demonstrations and educational presentations to showcase coffee excellence. SCAE will operate The Coffee Stage, with its education team delivering a series of seminars to introduce its new, three-tiered Coffee Diploma System. Coffee enthusiasts and trade professionals will have an opportunity to participate in the Coffee Diploma System programme, learn more about brewing techniques, attend coffee tasting workshops, and gain knowledge of the fast growing green coffee market. SCAE will also be running a 'brew bar' where world-class baristas offer exclusive tastings of speciality coffees from all over the world.

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4. The Innovation Gallery

The Gulfood Awards are now the region's most highly-regarded industry accolades, and the launch of the Innovation Gallery will showcase, for the first time, innovations recognised by the awards.

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5. World Cuisine

International chefs prepare signature national dishes in live animation theatres within their national pavilions. Taste, enjoy and source authentic ingredients from around the world direct from source.

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6. Export Advice Clinic

Importers and exporters alike will benefit from the expert advice provided by key government, industry, trade authorities and market analysts. Whether you are seeking advice on legal issues, logistics challenges, regulations, business start-up or simply looking for credible and comprehensive market research, the Export Advice Clinic is an excellent starting point from which to plan your agenda.


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Source: HotelierMiddleEast.com


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