Saudi Exports Reports Roaring Gulfood Interest In Kingdom’S Food And Beverage Exports

date

22-Feb-2018

Dubai, UAE – Thursday 22 February, 2018: As Saudi Arabia presses ahead with multi-industry economic diversification, a key pillar of its National Vision 2030, the head of the Saudi Exports Development Authority (Saudi Exports) has revealed an ambitious target of non-oil products contributing50 per cent of the country’s exports by 2030. With the Kingdom continuing to generate global headlines for a series of high-profile socio-economic reforms being ushered in by its progressive, forward-thinking government, the Gulf region’s largest economy is spearheading a plethora of industrial drives to decrease a longstanding over-reliance on oil revenues. And Gulfood is viewed as a crucial enabler in increasing food trade exports, according to Faisal A. Alhammad, Manager, Export Promotion Department, Saudi Exports. “In line with the National Vision 2030, we want to see non-oil exports increase from 16 per cent to 50 per cent. Last year alone we saw a 13 per cent increase in food exports,” said Alhammad. And with more than 50 companies exhibiting under the (Saudi Exports) umbrella at the 23rd edition of the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), it has been a busy week of deal-making on various Saudi Arabia pavilions spread across the show’s eight food commodity sectors of Beverages, Dairy, Fats and Oils, Health, Wellness & Free From, Meat & Poultry, Pulses, Grains & Cereals, Power Brands and World Food. “This year we have about 50 companies at the Saudi national pavilion and another 65outside in other sectors. That’s more than 100 companies, exhibiting more than 200 products. We are extremely pleased by the traffic to our pavilion and stands. It has been very busy. People are interested and want to know about Saudi products. There’s not even time for ‘Hello’, it’s just straight down to business,” smiled Alhammad. “Gulfood is very important to us, this is our fifth time with a Saudi pavilion. We have more than 100 companies and I hope in the future we can have 100 more. This is a great platform for us to increase our exports across the GCC, Middle East, Africa and Europe. That includes food and the whole range of industries. Alhammad believes interest in Saudi produce is driven by country’s commitment to the highest standards. “Why are people coming for Saudi products? They know they will get quality produce in a short delivery time – and all our products are halal. We adhere to the highest global food security standards in our factories across local markets. One major Saudi exhibitor that is leading by example is poultry giant, Al Watania Poultry. “We are a big part of the government’s food security solution for the whole GCC region, we are a leading and we must continue leading by example. We try to stabilise the market, especially for chicken, with safe, Halal-certified, quality chicken,” said Jamal Trad Al Saadoun, VP Marketing & Sales, AlWatania Poultry. “We are the leading poultry farm in the Middle East, producing almost 850,000 birds per day and one million eggs. We must strive to produce good quality, safe food for our children.” To find out more about (Saudi Exports) , Al Watania Poultry and the hundreds of Saudi exhibitors at Gulfood, visit www.gulfood.com. Gulfood 2018 is a trade event open strictly to business and trade visitors. The show closes at 5pm on February 22. On-site entry is AED400 (USD108).
 

Latest Press Releases

Held in Bali, Indonesia from 2 to 5 September

..

14-Sep-2019

PCOS is among the most common causes of infertility among women in the UAE

..

12-Sep-2019

Global Village introduces a new mechanism to activate packs online for a new smart system

..

12-Sep-2019

Exactly forty years ago on September 1, 1979, the first flight of SriLankan Airlines was made

..

11-Sep-2019

What does the future of ergonomic chairs look like?

..

10-Sep-2019


Most Viewed Recent Press Releases

Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, yesterday inaugurated ...

[2907 views]

Contentious Subject of Very Low Carb Diets was Chosen as the Topic for Debate at Imperial College London ...

[2634 views]

Shaza Hotels has announced the opening of the highly anticipated Al Badayer Oasis – Sharjah Collection ...

[2613 views]

The author interacted with the youth, shared copies of her latest novel, and talked about the intricacies ...

[2526 views]

As part of Dubai Judicial Institute’s (DJI) efforts to support the Dubai Strategy for the People of ...

[2457 views]

Moorfields endorses taking precautions to get the most out of the season while decreasing any risk

[2421 views]


Related Links_


Popular Tours_

Book quality Dubai tours, explore UAE, experience the spirit of a desert safari, best rates for popular adventure tours, dhow cuises, water sports & more

...

Dubai Visa

...

Metro Guide

...

Speed Boating

...

Govt. Services

Google ADS
Warnning

Unsupported Browser

This website includes CSS elements that your browser does not support. Please upgrade your browser to a current version, then come back and try again.

Upgrade your Browser for more experience

Chrome Firefox Safari Edge