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Gulfood 2021 opens in Dubai with Covid protocols in place

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The first in-person global food & beverage (F&B) event started Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). More than 2,500 companies from 85 countries are participating in the first live industry gathering in nearly a year since the Covid-19 outbreak began.

More than 2,500 companies from 85 countries are participating in the first live industry gathering in nearly 12 months since the Covid-19 outbreak began.

The event features global experts and companies set to highlight a range of topics from food safety and innovation to sustainable catering, food safety and F&B design. 110 of the biggest names in F&B and business have gathered under one roof.

After the challenges of 2020, Gulfood is a chance for producers, buyers and suppliers to reconnect. Manufacturers are ready to unveil the latest industry innovations, industry leaders provide fresh perspectives, and world-class chefs dispense valuable insights.

C-suite executives from supply chain giants DHL and Emirates SkyCargo; chief marketing officers (CMOs) from global heavyweights Microsoft, Pizza Hut and PepsiCo; chief executive officers (CEOs) from regional brands Majid Al Futtaim and Lulu International Group; and world-renowned Michelin-starred chefs and top culinary masters from the United Arab Emirates will provide valuable insights and perspectives on the new normal amidst the Covid-19 epidemic.

DWTC is demonstrating its ability to curate the safest face-to-face business environment and deliver world-class events with the highest safety protocols.
During the exhibition, the use of masks is mandatory, with social distancing in place to ensure the well-being of all delegates, entrances are controlled with online-only registration available.

Now that Dubai welcomes back tourists, residents and international visitors, Gulfood is officially back with another edition to keep the momentum of F&B business going.

Full article on Khaleej Times