Qatar, April 1, 2017
Different food brands and technology from 15 countries are on display at the “1st International Exhibition for Food, Beverage & Process Technology in Qatar” (Foodex Qatar), which opens today (April 2) at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The three-day expo, organised by Dubai’s Al Fajer Information and Services and Gulf Marketing, will also see the staging of the “1st Forum of GCC Food Products Manufacturers & Food Security Programme” organised by the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (Goic), in conjunction with Foodex Qatar.
Al Fajer Information and Services general manager Satish Khanna said Foodex Qatar will give the Middle East food industry, especially in Qatar, a wider horizon and encourage world leaders in the food business to set up their operations “in the richest economy”, as well as create investment opportunities for local businessmen to tie up with leading brands names.
The countries participating in the event are China, Thailand, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mali, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, and the UK, Goic said in a statement.
Goic secretary general Abdulaziz bin Hamad al-Ageel reiterated Goic’s role as a regional diplomatic organisation, which aims to achieve industrial co-operation and co-ordination for economic integration in the GCC region.
He added: “In light of the importance of food products manufacturing and its vital role in achieving food security and self-sufficiency, Goic decided to hold the ‘1st Forum of GCC Food Products Manufacturers & Food Security Programme’ in parallel with Foodex Qatar.”
Gulf Marketing chief executive Salah Janahi said the partnership with Goic aims to introduce investment opportunities in the GCC industrial sector.
The forum, he added, will provide data on food industries and food security policies in the region and allow for fruitful discussions to promote the sector.