Gulfood 2018, Dubai

18 - 22 February 2018


Invest Northern Ireland is offering companies the opportunity to participate at Gulfood 2018 in Dubai.

Gulfood is the world’s largest annual food and drink event, serving one of the fastest growing markets in the world.

  • 95,000 visitors
  • 5,000 exhibitors
  • 8 food sectors

Recognised as the global food and drink exhibition for the food and hospitality industry, Gulfood acts as a gateway to business in established, evolving and emerging markets and provides access to buyers from more than five continents. If you are interested in participating click on Apply now and answer a few questions to see if your company is eligible.

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Closing date for applications is Wednesday 15 November 2017.

Why the Middle East and Gulfood?

Dubai is the commercial capital of the UAE and the largest city with 1.2 million people. It is a regional hub, servicing the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region. Many of the 5,000 successful UK companies are SME's and based in Dubai.

What's included in the package:

  • A strongly branded stand in a prominent location where Northern Ireland exhibitors will benefit from having space to promote products and meet buyers
  • Opportunity for pre-arranged buyer meetings organised through Invest NI's experienced Food Business Development Manager and in-market team
  • A market briefing prior to travel
  • Networking opportunities
  • Invest NI promotion and marketing of the exhibition

Further information

Guide to doing business in the UAE

Find out more details about the Food and Drink sector

Benefits of Participation

  • Opportunity to exhibit at the world's largest annual food event
  • Opportunity to meet key buyers and decision makers from the industry
  • Increase the exposure of your company within the industry
  • The cost to exhibit is £1,500 +VAT per company
  • Up to 50% contribution towards economy airfares*
  • Up to £75 per night towards accommodation – maximum 3 nights

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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