16 - 20 FEBRUARY 2020


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Rethinking Food

Rethinking Food

Shaping the Middle East for 25 years and answering a critical question: Why do we need to rethink food?

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The special 25th anniversary ticket offer expires on 31 December 2019, so claim it now!

A Taste Of What’s To Come - Gulfood 2020

Celebrating our 25th edition, we're "Rethinking food" for the next 25 years to come.

The global food industry’s quintessential meeting point, Gulfood is a buzzing, jam-packed affair welcoming over 100,000 visitors from 200 countries every year.

From fascinating new flavours to industry-shifting innovations and multi-million dollar export deals, Gulfood is the place to experience all the key moments driving the F&B industry forward and to see all the mega-trends come alive, like never before.

The event will celebrate its 25th edition in 2020 under the theme of ‘Rethinking Food’ giving you and all our international visitors the chance to question, taste, talk and engage with all that’s breaking new ground in the evolving food industry.

Time is running out – avail our 50% visitor pass discount before 31st December 2019.

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EXPERIENCE 1 Innovation Summit


As the historical milestone coincides with Expo 2020 Dubai, and the city is gearing up towards hosting the world, we are cooking something very special for the 2020 edition of the Innovation Summit on the 17-19 February 2020.

This coming decade is pivotal for numerous reasons and we have much to look forward to. Under the theme “Rethinking Food”, Gulfood is bringing together the world’s most influential chefs, food scientists, government officials and industry leaders who are at the forefront of innovation to discuss and shape the future of food and gastronomy as we will delve into topics revolving around:

  • Governments role in shaping the future of food
  • Adapting to healthier, sustainable lifestyles
  • F&B Marketing, Tourism and Retail
  • Leveraging emerging and future food technologies
  • Halal food: Gateways to a market worth billions
  • Country focus: Saudi culinary scene

And many more.

Join in the discussion and take part in steering the food and beverage ecosystem towards a sustainable, prosperous and delicious future.

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EXPERIENCE 2 Tastes of the World



Tastes of the World is the most creative multi-sensory culinary experience, where the culinary world will come together once more, with Michelin Star Chefs and renowned celebrity food avant-gardists to experience the stand-out cuisines and flavours of four continents, over 20 countries during 5 days of demo’s, tasting sessions and masterclasses.

In its 2nd edition, steered by the expertise of some of the most revered chefs on the planet, this global-scale food celebration will culminate in an intense kitchen battle to decide which country will top the International Culinary League for 2020.

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EXPERIENCE 3 Gulfood Startup Programme


This 16-20 February 2020, on its silver jubilee, Gulfood will bring together F&B innovators and entrepreneurs who are “Rethinking Food”. 


Following a successful launch in 2019, Gulfood Startup Programme is back to connect promising F&B startups with investors and business partners from all around the world. Set in the heart of Gulfood, the Startup Programme is the ideal platform for founders looking to set themselves up for success by forging long-lasting business alliances with major investors, mentors, industry leaders, government bodies, clients.


Food industry innovators, this is your big moment. 

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EXPERIENCE 4 The Future Zone


If it's NEW, If it's TRENDING, if it's INNOVATIVE - it's at The Future Zone!

Do you have something new, innovative, recently launched or WOW that you want the F&B industry to know of? 

Then, this is for you!

The Future Zone at Gulfood 2020 will showcase a range of highly engaging and experiential products that are innovative and new to the industry, providing visitors a dedicated area to explore the latest trends, technology and innovation in F&B.


"To explore newly launched products and innovations" is one of the top 3 objectives of attendees visiting Gulfood


Introduce your recently-launched products

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Innovation Awards



A gathering of the most credible F&B innovators

Recognising and rewarding the most innovative F&B businesses. Every year, the coveted Awards reel in over 300 entries and a prestigious judging panel comprising of renowned global names. Our 25th Anniversary Edition promises an even more memorable Awards programme with an evening of networking with the stars of the food world.

The event offers unprecedented opportunities for industry networking and brand profile-raising through PR and sponsorship.

Exhibitors, submit your awards entries before 5 Jan 2020!

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Industry Outlook Report

The Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report is a comprehensive study of the Food & Beverage industry and consumer behaviour.

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