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 28 Saudi Companies Exhibit Their Products at the Gulf International Food Exhibition

calendar 2/8/2015 12:00 PM



SR 11 Billion of Food Exports to the MENA Region

More than 28 Saudi companies are participating in the Gulf International Food Exhibition in Dubai from 8-12 February, as part of the Saudi Pavilion which is organized by the Saudi Exports Development Authority "SAUDI EXPORTS ". The Pavilion has several Saudi food products such as dates, canned food, juices, vegetable oils, spices and sweets. The aim of the participation organized by the "SAUDI EXPORTS" is to open potential markets for the exports of national companies and find a convenient platform to connect with existing customers and encourage national products to open broader prospects with new customers. This contributes to the development of competitiveness capabilities of these firms through platforms that simulate the target markets. This is carried out through the promotion of those products via international platforms such as the Gulf International Food Exhibition.

The value of national Saudi food exports to the Middle East and North Africa scored SR 11.609 million by the end of 2013. The United Arab Emirates had the largest share 23%, followed by Jordan 16%, and Kuwait 12% and other countries in the region 49 % of the total Saudi food exports. The Saudi food exports grew by 6% by the end of 2013 over the same period in 2012.


This exhibition which lasts for five days is one of the largest global events in the food sector where the focus of attention is on the basic food commodities, such as meat, rice, grains, nuts, vegetable oils, coffee, milk and tea. More than 4800 organizations from 150 countries are participating in the exhibition. The World Trade Center hosts the exhibition on an area of about 130000 square meters. It is estimated that more than 85000 professionals and specialists in food, beverage and hospitality fields will attend the exhibition.

The "SAUDI EXPORTS" is looking forward to providing new global expansion opportunities for the benefit of national companies amid significant growth in a number of key markets around the world. This will goal will be achieved through participation in specialized international exhibitions organized by the Saudi Exports Development Authority in many sectors.

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