Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will participate at GulfHost and the Specialty Food Festival with two pavilions exhibiting products from more than 40 companies. GulfHost is scheduled to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from October 30 to November 1, 2018

Major industrial catering and hospitality companies from France will be showcasing their premium ranges of food service equipment and fine foods. Visitors will have the chance to meet company leaders who will reveal products and know-how and create opportunities to develop business with their Emirati and regional counterparts, statement said.

France remains the second largest partner to UAE’s industrial F&B sector. With 85% of UAE’s food requirements imported, French exports represent around €400 million (US $46.71 million) in sales annually. France’s leading exports include mainly beverages (30%), dairy products (16%) and fruits (9%).

Business France Middle East managing director Marc Cagnard said: “France is fully committed to the success of the 2018 edition and is planning for a larger contribution at the next GulfHost which will take place in 2020, during the World Expo”.

The French Pavilion at GulfHost will gather companies which will showcase the latest innovation of industrial kitchen equipment, cooking utensils and ranges of tools created for culinary professionals.

At the specialty food festival, French companies’ representation includes confectionery, bakery-pastry, condiments and fine products. Horizon International, a regional partner of Business France, will support the culinary campaign by introducing six companies to the show, the statement added.

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