16 - 20 FEBRUARY 2020

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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Gulfood 2020: Rethinking Food

07 Oct 2019

Gulfood 2020: Rethinking Food

Gulfood 2020 is a special one. Together with our global community of partners, exhibitors and visitors, we will be celebrating Gulfood's 25th edition by addressing what matters most: why do we need to rethink food?

Gulfood's 2020 theme "Rethinking Food" will be looking straight into the future and discussing why we need to change the way the food and beverage industry operates. 

Growing consumer concerns about health, sustainability and ethical sourcing have stirred the way we produce and sell food and beverage products. Governments are imposing hectic regulations on food manufacturers, technology is revolutionizing supply chain and distribution, and product innovations have permeated the retail shelf at a speed never seen before. But…

Is the industry genuinely changing its fundamentals, or merely reacting to external pressures temporarily?
What role do startups play in product innovation and driving the global sustainability agenda?
The food influencers dilemma: how much are consumers subject to non-scientific influence?
From 16 - 20 February 2020, join us at Gulfood to celebrate its 25th edition with industry veterans that have shaped the food scene in the Middle East. A series of networking and learning opportunities will create a platform for global discussions around five central pillars:

Rethinking Food: Markets

Topics covered will include:

  • Reshaping the Middle East & the re-emergence of core markets
  • The race for AFRICA
  • The fast pace of urbanization: freshest, quickest serve, convenient & conscious supply
  • The giant neighbor: the Indian legacy in taste & trade
     

Rethinking Food: Lifestyle

Topics covered will include:

  • Understanding the future consumer – A generational shift
  • Where did my rice come from? Supporting ethical production
  • Food for Experience
  • Gotta eat to live, gotta live to eat: Developments in Health & Wellness

Rethinking Food: Government

Topics covered will include:

  • Regulations Alert - Highlights from around the world
  • Feeding the World
  • Are F&B giants any closer to their 2025 sustainability goals?
  • 10 Years to Go: Impressive responses to UN’s SDGs to date and how to move forward
     

Rethinking Food: Technology

Topics covered will include:

  • The R&D dilemma: develop or acquire?
  • The Omnichannel Paradigm: Disrupting Distribution & Retail
  • Download Now – Leading consumer apps in F&B
  • Let’s be smart about it: How big data can help us rethink food
     

Rethinking Food: Marketing

Topics covered will include:

  • Digital spellcasters: Food Influencers
  • Big Bright Bold: Packaging hacks to address consumer demand
  • A New Era of Business: customization at a time of globalization
  • Leveraging social media to communicate your vision
     

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