The 20th of February marked the end of the 24th edition of the largest food and drink show in the world, with over 1 million sq. ft. of space occupied for exhibition. While seafood is no longer a named category at Gulfood it’s still the key event for seafood buyers in the region who attend to meet with new and existing contacts. Welcoming over 98,000 attendees from 193 countries, Gulfood still is a desirable place to make new business connections for the Seafood industry.
Around the trade show, there were various supporting events and activities organised by the department of International trade and Scottish Development International. One of the most prominent events was a very niche ‘meet the buyer’ event held on the Monday, which gave companies an opportunity to meet with buyers specific to their categories.
Another event, this time organised by Scottish Development International, shone the spotlight on the Scottish Product Showcase which was held at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on the Thursday evening.
This event, classed as “the event to be at” during Gulfood, attracted over 100 buyers from the Gulf Corporation Council, wider Middle East, India and Europe. A major success for Seafood Scotland where many new connections and opportunities were created.
To learn more about Seafood Scotland’s work or simply to express your interest in what we do in the middle east, please contact Natalie Bell.