We are honoured to be part of the 10th anniversary of SIAL Middle East and we are happy because we have 45 companies participating in this event from India. We are happy with the response we have had coming here with the inauguration and all the other events that have been done. We have had a lot of enquiries coming in for the Indian companies and we are definitely looking forward to increasing our presence in the Middle East especially into Abu Dhabi
Our participation in SIAL Middle East exhibition is important because of what comes through and what we felt from our presence in SIAL exhibition in the past, and the fact that SIAL is now a global platform and there is a great demand from all countries of the world. We consider SIAL as a strategic partner, because of the cooperation and care that we have seen from SIAL, and through our previous presence, especially this year, we have multiplied our area three times from the previous edition.
The SIAL Date Exhibition is considered a meeting of all the countries producing dates all over the world. SIAL Middle East added to us a new features and new customers and new producers. And the most important is that we have opened more horizons for some countries. SIAL Middle East has brought us together with second interests and added to our experience, and also added new products to our factories.
In the 10th edition, we value the role and patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority, for his generous patronage of events, the SIAL exhibition and all accompanying events. Today, SIAL exhibition is witnessing great growth, thanks to the partnership with the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company, this partnership helped significantly in pushing the growth in the number of exhibitors and international pavilions.