Gulfood Media Release

  • 03/01/2019


Dubai, UAE: Food Innovation Australia Limited is creating connections for Aussie brands at Gulfood 2019 – the world's largest food and beverage tradeshow.

On 17 February 2019, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is at Gulfood showcasing 15 unique Australian food brands on a united "Taste Australia" stand. This provides a platform for Australian companies to network with buyers and suppliers from across the world.

Held annually, Gulfood is the largest international food and beverage tradeshow in the world. The show is projected to welcome over 98,000 attendees from 193 countries. Our Australian businesses will be showcasing their products, along with 5,000 other exhibitors across 8 primary market sectors.

Australian food suppliers are increasingly looking to export their products as more consumers seek out Australian brands which are trusted and deliver high-quality products.

In addition, the great demand for Australian food is being bolstered by the industry’s strengths in accessing agricultural inputs, manufacturing capability and novel technologies. Manufacturers are able to leverage Australia’s diverse cultural heritage to create a wide range of differentiated functional and nutritional food products.

“With the growing consuming classes around the world, Australia is well positioned to benefit from the thriving export opportunities globally. There is a strong demand for Australia’s premium food that has the reputation for being differentiated and of high quality. Gulfood is a great opportunity for Australian food and agribusinesses who are looking to dip their toe into the waters of export to grow their business,” said FIAL’s Managing Director, Mirjana Prica.

In Attendance with FIAL were 

Sal Doce's brand "Yes You Can" with Martin & Cristina Talacko sampling their new pea protein drinks, gluten free pancakes and other packet mixes.

Melbourne's North Food Group Margaret McLelland facilitated Della Rosa's place on the stand with Emilio De Lorso and Lydia Kernjak sampling amazing pizza's with halal beef pepperoni and gluten free margaritas with a twist. 

Australian Food & Pharmaceutical Industrie's Dr Sharif Sharifi was in attendance with their natural chewing gum product

Husband and wife team Robert and Tanya Kitto joined us selling their gluten free packet mixes made from their homegrown Lupin flour. 

Jennie Sarson the founder of Sol Organics in Byron Bay, a last-minute addition, was displaying her organic grass-fed ghee. 

Geraldton's Fishermans Coop Brolos had some beautiful Western Australian lobsters that were sampled with some of Sandhurst pomegranate reduction mayonnaise. 

Baxters were there promoting their wet spices, food service grilled vegetables, Jensen's pasta sauce and other products.

Byron Bay Cookies were being sampled every day with lots of lovely comments about their buttery shortbread biscuits with white chocolate and macadamias. 

Flavour Creations, Bernadette Eriksen and Richard Loveday were manning their stand sampling an innovative shelf stable ice-cream in 4 different flavours plus showcasing their thickening products for those with dysphagia.

Brookfarm's amazing muesli's and trail mixes were on display and being sampled to passers by with Will Brook and Jackie Barnes

Baby food and goat milk formula were represented by Bub's Australia and David Leevers.  


About FIAL:

Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) is the catalyst that encourages the food and agribusiness industry to work collaboratively to grow the share of Australian food in the global marketplace. FIAL influences the industry through sharing knowledge, building capability and creating connections.

Media Contact:

Melissa Verdino – Communications & Project Manager
0447 523 043