Brazilian companies can register to join Gulfood

The Arab Brazilian Chamber will have a space for Brazilian exhibitors at the food and beverage show Gulfood, set to take place in Dubai in February 2021.

Isaura Daniel

São Paulo – The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) is bringing Brazilian enterprises to the next edition of the food and beverage show Gulfood, taking place onsite in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from February 21 to 25. Registration is available for companies looking to exhibit at the ABCC’s space at the event.

“Considering that Gulfood is the biggest food and beverage show in the Middle East, and that this is a key component of trade between Brazil and the Arab countries, we see this show as a great chance to enable deals and to showcase Brazil as a brand,” says ABCC Commercial manager Daniella Leite.

Daniella: Gulfood provides visibility to brands

Food and beverage companies of all kinds can exhibit at the space. Leite believes the market is wide open for brands offering natural and organic products, since consumers around the world are seeking sustainable goods. She also envisions plenty of opportunities for products Brazil is a major supplier of, such as grans or meats.

Leite argues that Gulfood enable brands to get exposure in the UAE and then follow that up with work at Expo 2020. The world exhibition will run from October 2021 to March 2022 in Dubai. “And now that countries are getting vaccines, the outlook for international connections is bound to improve,” the manager says.

Last year, over 100 Brazilian companies joined Gulfood as exhibitors, some of them at the ABCC’s booth, and others at spaces made available by industry-specific organizations and by the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil), which will also sponsor a Brazilian pavilion in the upcoming edition of the show. Exhibitors are enthusiastic about the prospects and possible deals.

Here’s more on Gulfood:

Gulfood 2021 will be one of the first major trade shows in the UAE since vaccination against Covid-19 began earlier this month. The UAE are open to flights from Brazil, and the country’s state-run carrier Emirates resume nonstop flights to Brazil last August. Virtually all airlines had suspended outbound flights from the UAE in March, when the pandemic picked up speed.

According to the Gulfood website, authorities will enforce strict health and safety guidelines during the show. The Dubai World Trade Centre, where the show will take place, carries the Bureau Veritas SafeGuard label, attesting compliance with high standards of hygiene.

Measures designed to prevent the spread of Covid-19 during the show include face coverings required at all times, keeping people two meters apart, disinfection of all public areas, hand sanitizer available throughout, disinfection of tables after use, isolation rooms for suspected Covid-19 cases, air exchange systems in aisles, etc.

Registration to exhibit at the ABCC’s space at the Gulfood show will be available until January 20, and slots are limited. For additional information please reach out to the ABCC’s Commercial Department via email at or by phone at +55 (11) 3145 3200.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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