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SIAL Middle East

December 10, 2018 - December 12, 2018


The 8th edition of SIAL Middle East will continue its staggering pace of growth, establishing it as the fastest-growing food, beverage and hospitality event in the MENA region.

With yet another successful event in 2018, attracting over 950 exhibitors, 30+ national pavilions and 16,562 trade attendees, SIAL Middle East continues to be the platform for food, beverage and hospitality companies to make their mark in this region.

Into a dynamic sector and market

  • GDP per capita in the UAE is expected to reach US$ 69,000 by 2020 which is equivalent to the US and more than the UK and Japan.

  • The UAE & Saudi Arabia are expected to attract 52 million tourists by 2020. The UAE is a major Catering and Hospitality market, including the airline sector where Emirates and Etihad serve more than 160,000 passengers per day.

  • Estimated total population of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) is 50 million with 80% of population residing in Saudi Arabia and UAE.

  • Food consumption in the GCC region will likely reach 51.9 million metric tons by 2019. The UAE food market is set to reach US$ 13.2 billion by 2018.

  • Food consumption in the GCC is expected to hit US$ 106 billion in 2018.

  • Airline sector in the UAE is growing exponentially and is expected to contribute US $ 53 billion by 2020. The region is also home to 3 of the top 10 airlines in the world (Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways).

Benefit from an inspiring business hub

  • A platform to meet quality food, beverage and hospitality buyers in a trade business friendly environment.

  • Hosted Buyer Programme with 500 fully hosted top buyers from the Middle East, India Subcontinent & Africa.

  • 10 features and events with special focus on food service, travel catering, food trends and knowledge sharing.

  • More than 1 out of 3** exhibitors witnessed more than 6 months of turnover from their participation at SIAL Middle East in 2017.

Our Expertise

For Accommodation/Transfers/Tour Reservations:

Ramesh Brahmanandan

Telephone: +971 2 6521828

Mobile: +971 56 6025179; +971 55 3737304

Mail: ramesh@almasaoodtravel.com

For Airline Ticket Reservations:

Khalid Salama

Mobile: +971 55 2416351

Mail: khalid@almasaoodtravel.com


December 10, 2018
December 12, 2018
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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Cetnre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 444 6900
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