06 - 08 April 2020    Dubai World Trade Centre

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Mark Napier Show Director On Restaurant Trends & Technology

Why is exhibitor and visitor appetite for GulfHost so strong in 2018?

GulfHost’s runaway success is largely a result of the vibrancy of the wider regional market but also of Dubai’s ability to serve a region that takes in the world’s biggest populations. The Emirate’s dynamic air, transport and logistics links enable simple and seamless travel, supply and distribution. This ease of entry underpins GulfHost as the destination of choice for buyers from the Middle East, Africa and Asia looking to connect with the world’s biggest hospitality equipment suppliers from every continent. In an expanded region which takes in some of the world’s fastest-growing hotel, restaurant, general and specialist catering and F&B segments, the show has quickly established credentials as THE home for hospitality and Foodservice equipment.”





How has GulfHost managed to double its sector coverage for this year’s edition?

The new zones mirror rapidly evolving consumer landscapes in the wider region. Whether it is new artisan gelato and bakery products responding to a health and diet-conscious consumer base or demand for ready-to-go bakery snacks that are quick and convenient to eat; innovation, change and competitiveness are spurring transformational concepts. The show shines a spotlight on these trends enabling show-goers to fine-tune their plans and go-to-market strategies while seeking out the latest equipment enablers.

Tell us about new learning opportunities at GulfHost

Over three days, more than 60 high-profile speakers will take to the floor to share their proven methods for navigating the latest Foodservice shifts at the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference. Powered by major culinary associations the International Center for Culinary Arts in Dubai and the Middle East Food Forum, this platform is by far one of the most valuable opportunities for local and regional professionals to gain insights that will enable them to stay abreast, if not move ahead of dynamic industry changes.

Another major draw is the ICCA World Chefs Education hosted in partnership with the World Association of Chefs Societies. This onsite work space serves up actual certified training to executive chefs seeking their next stage culinary development. In such a fast-moving, consumer trend-led industry, that is time very well spent.







In a nutshell, why is GulfHost a must-attend event for hospitality professionals?

The programme’s depth ensures that this platform is a chance to source restaurant equipment and cosmopolitan F&B options all at once, making it a rare opportunity to remain at the cutting edge of foodservice preparation for the year ahead.”

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