Gulfood 2020

  • Sunday 16 February–20 February
  • 09:00 am - 17:00 pm
  • Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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About the Event

Gulfood 2020, Dubai


We’re heading to Gulfood 2020, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition. Join us on our Australia stand — get your products in front of international buyers from across the world.

We have a limited amount of space, so be quick to register!

When: 16 - 20 February, 2020

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Register by: Thursday 31 October 2019

About Gulfood 2020

Last year, 5,000 exhibitors from 120 countries showcased the latest innovations and new-to-market products.

The exhibition space is massive, spanning over 1,000,000 square feet and attracting over 100,000 attendees. Exhibitors will be able to reconnect with existing partners, explore new partnerships and seek new export opportunities.

For more information about the trade show, head to

Why Gulfood 2020?

The Middle East and North Africa are emerging as a remarkable economic power. The regions are home to a growing middle class with strong discretionary incomes that are driving demand for imported health and wellness products from Australia. Food and agricultural exports from Australia to the region are also growing, and are now valued at $3.9 billion annually.

We provide Australian food producers with a low-cost pathway to enter new export markets. We have been showcasing Australian food and beverage suppliers at international trade shows for the past five years. Many companies have successfully negotiated and secured their first orders into new regions by attending Gulfood with us.

We offer exceptional service throughout the entire process. We’ll even take care of freight for samples — simply send your samples to our designated venue in Australia and we will consolidate all samples and freight to Dubai! We’ve also organised an insights and retail tour for attendees to gain an in-depth understanding of the region’s markets.

Gulfood Options:

• Standard Sampling Pod

• Market Insights & Retail Tour

Important note:

Gulfood exhibitor cost in no longer optional, now a compulsory fee.

Moving forward, there will be compulsory cost to every exhibitor, co-exhibitor and stand sharer charged by Dubai World Trade Centre exhibition. We have no choice but to pass on these costs. Compulsory costs (enhanced internet listing, insurance and registration fee) total up to $1,420.

According to the organiser, there are exclusions and exhibitors that cannot participate during Gulfood 2020.

Please do not register if you have sweets, chocolates, and Hard & Soft Candy products, which can ONLY be present at Yummex.

Option 1. Sampling Pod - Cost: $3,300+gst, plus $1,420 Compulsory Costs

Costs do not include travel, accommodation, meals or land arrangements.

What’s included?

A 700mm(width) 2-Tier sampling table (pod) sample your products, with shelf and cabinet behind (in the pod)

2 x exhibitor passes

Freight forwarding - 25kg of product for sampling and merchandising to Dubai. Simply send your products to our nominated freight forwarder in Australia with relevant documentation, e.g. commercial invoice / packing list/health certificate (if applicable)

Sample delivery date and address to be communicated after confirmation and payment

2x complimentary ticket to the Market Insights & Retail Tour and associated networking events

Post-event report

(*Additional cost applies for chilled/frozen options - equipment rental)

Option 2. Market Insights & Retail Tour - Cost: $450 + GST (15th February 2020)

Want to learn more about the market in UAE? We will be hosting a Markets Insights & Retail Tour in Dubai. Those who choose sampling on the stand (Option 1 & 2) can join our market insights tour free of charge. If you are not sampling with us but still plan to attend Gulfood in person, why not take advantage of our tour to learn more about the UAE market?

What’s included?

Guided market insight tour to high-end retail outlets in Dubai

View products from around the world and visit product innovation displays

Introductions to Austrade and state in-market representatives from UAE

Opportunity to network with buyers from across UAE

All companies joining us will be included in our Australian Food Catalogue, a buyer-focused, supplier-sourcing tool which can open up further opportunities to attract buyers.

Contact: Rod Arenas 042 727 1565; or Charles Li 043 727 8709

FIAL Terms and Conditions:

Participants will be asked to complete a series of questions in order to establish how export-ready the company is. If it is found that the supplier for any reason is not considered export-ready then FIAL reserves the right to reject the companies application to attend the event and a refund will be provided in full

Places are limited. This is to ensure supplier visibility and that a level of service is maintained throughout the show.

FIAL will only work with businesses that maintain appropriate business ethics, and demonstrate a commitment to legal obligations including anti-bribery laws, both in Australia and overseas markets.

FIAL reserves the right to cancel its overall participation at any time and in such an instance a refund in full will be provided in this instance.

FIAL does not guarantee a commercial result from attending a tradeshow nor does it guarantee buyer interactions it is up to the business/supplier to actively seek and nurture any and all relationships that could result in a commercial result. FIAL will provide opportunities where it will be possible to make connections.

FIAL requires payment in full upon registration. Cancellations will be considered under exceptional circumstances, at FIAL's discretion. Cancellation fees may apply. If samples are unable to be delivered a portion of the overall fee will be refunded.

You may be eligible to claim some of your marketing and promotion costs, associated with this exhibition, through the Export Market Development Grant scheme. For more information or call 13 28 78.

If you are considering participating in this tradeshow, FIAL advises that you consult ‘Smartraveller’, the Australian Government's travel advisory service, to inform yourself about the country you are entering