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SIAL Middle East closes doors after a successful 5th edition

The 2014 edition of SIAL Middle East yet again proved that it is a true business class event by bringing together high quality visitors to meet with exhibitors in presence. Exhibitors at the event were high on praise for the right attendees at the event.

Detailed report on the event will follow in next couple of weeks.

Earlier in the week, SIAL Middle East was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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 SIAL Middle East to host OnBoard catering exhibitors as in flight catering sector tops US$19 billion
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 SIAL Middle East welcomes over 1000 exhibitors
The fourth annual SIAL Middle East conference recently took place in Abu Dhabi, showcasing brands involved in the region’s food, drink and hospitality industries. [Click here to read more
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 GCC food consumption to hit 49m T by 2017
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 Mid East F&B start-ups have edge over multinationals, but lack core business knowledge, says expert
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 Top chefs to compete in Abu Dhabi competition
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The SIAL Group Strength

From its inception in Paris in 1964, SIAL Group is now the largest international network of trade exhibitions devoted to the food industry.

Acclaimed for its experience as an elite organiser of B2B exhibitions, SIAL Group events are adapted to local environments, whilst consistently offering a top level of customer service, business contacts and return on investment.

The SIAL Group network includes:

  • 9,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries
  • 370,000 sqm of exhibition space
  • 220,000 visitors from 200 countries
  • 50 exclusive agents worldwide
  • 6 leading B2B events on 5 continents
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The Abu Dhabi Advantage

Access to the region. A modern and safe commercial hub, Abu Dhabi is perfectly positioned for you to meet potential partners from across the Middle East.

Award winning venue. In 2011, ADNEC won awards for the Middle East’s Leading Exhibition Centre, International Venue of the Year, and Best International Venue.

Government support. The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority will continue to support efforts to host VIP buyers, drive media coverage and grow the event in 2014.

A burgeoning hospitality and tourism industry. The Government has identified tourism as a key priority within its 2030 Development Plan, with tourism-related projects worth US$235 billion planned through to 2018.

Liberalised import rules. In January 2012, the UAE Cabinet decided to further liberalise the trade of essential commodities in a move to end monopoly and arrest soaring food prices. The move includes beverages, dairy products, livestock and edible oils.

Buyers need new products. A young, wealthy and multicultural population is demanding a better variety of products and ingredients.

Khalifa Port. The UAE is already an important regional hub with the third largest amount of re-exports in the world. The opening of Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi will open up new import and reexport capacity at the only automated port for a 3,000 mile radius.

Diversified economy. The local food processing sector is expanding rapidly with attractive financing and subsidies from Government and now accounts for over 40% of the industrial investment outside of the oil and gas sector in the UAE.

Entry policy. SIAL Middle East is strictly a trade only exhibition. There is no admission for the general public or persons under the age of 18.

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