Following a triumphant launch in 2017, GulfHost is back for business on 30 October – 1 November, 2018. Reflecting regional demand, the second edition of the Gulfood Hospitality and Foodservice Expo is doubling its sector coverage, expanding through dedicated zones for Gelato & Bakery, Cafe & Bar and HORECA. More than 2,500 brands are revving up to showcase 8,000 products across six core sectors, drawing 25,000 buyers to the global centre for international hospitality trade.
GulfHost is the new home of hospitality for the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This is where suppliers of a wide range of kitchen solutions and dining apparel can connect with the biggest name hospitality buyers in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. Building on the success of its headline sectors covering Front of House, Back of House and Tableware, this year GulfHost will additionally unlock major new business zones to meet demand from regional buyers.
One major attraction for visitors is the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference. Powered by the International Center for Culinary Arts in Dubai (ICCA) and the Middle East Food Forum (MEFF) the conference is an open-door, transformative learning platform hosted by the brightest lights in regional F&B. Over three days, more than 60 high profile speakers take to the floor to share their proven methods for navigating the latest shifts in local and regional foodservice.
As the region’s premier opportunity for the hospitality industry to meet, do business and build relationships, GulfHost is also once again running alongside a trio of finished food product trade shows known as the Speciality Food Festival, yummex Middle East and SEAFEX Middle East.
WHEN: 30 October – 1 November
WHERE: Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE