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About the exhibition

Invest Northern Ireland is planning to exhibit at Gulfood in February 2025. 

Gulfood is the largest annual food and beverage sourcing event in the world. It attracts international buyers, distributors, agents, key decision makers, influencers and press for Retail and HORECA from across the world.  
It is the ideal platform to discover the latest products, connect with industry players, and explore the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of the Food & Beverage industry. 

With over 5,500 leading food and beverage companies, showcasing 150,000+ new products from more than 190 countries, Gulfood presents the opportunity to meet and connect with top buyers and leverage the power of meeting face-to-face. 

Find out more about Gulfood.

Who should consider attending the exhibition?

The exhibition is suitable for food and drink businesses: 

  • Trading outside Northern Ireland for at least 12 months 
  • Exporting to international markets (in addition to GB & ROI) 
  • With a minimum of SALSA accreditation  
  • Interested in exporting to UAE and/or other IMEA markets 
  • With a product suitable or easily adaptable for market (taking market sensitivities into consideration eg. alcohol content, Halal requirements)


£4350 + VAT

Benefits of attending with Invest NI

Participation package includes:   

  • X2 exhibitor passes
  • Branded workstation
  • Business development support from our in-market team
  • Access to networking activities & promotional opportunities via Invest NI & Department for Business and Trade
  • Promotion of participation pre, during and post exhibition 

Upon successful participation in the event and submission of an evaluation, Invest NI will pay £900 to each exhibiting company, towards the travel and accomodation costs of one employee.

Interested in attending the exhibition?

To find out if you can participate, check your eligibility.

Is your business eligible?

Answer the following questions to find out if you can apply.

Q1 - Is your business currently based in Northern Ireland?
Q2 - Can your product or service be sold to customers outside Northern Ireland?
Q3 - Are you an existing Invest Northern Ireland customer?

It is critical to understand any regulatory, compliance, and procedural issues that might affect your product or service in your target market.

A rule or regulation could stop you exporting, therefore it makes sense to find out before you spend any time or money exploring your export options.

Based on your answers your business is eligible to apply for this event.

Complete the following form and one of our international trade advisors will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

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Based on your answers, you should discuss your business’ support needs with an Invest NI advisor.

Complete the following form and one of our advisors will be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Sorry, based on your answers your business does not meet the eligibility criteria for support from Invest NI

Considering doing business with Northern Ireland? Find out more about Northern Ireland’s highly skilled talent, excellent infrastructure, competitive costs, and supportive, business-friendly environment – see Why Northern Ireland?

The UK Government’s Department for Business and Trade offers a wide range of free export support. To find out more, visit

Based on your answers, your business is not eligible to receive support to attend this event.

Find more about Invest NI’s support for business.

The website offers a wide range of help, support and guidance to help you start, run and grow a business.

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