SIAL Middle East is developing a number of sectors within the exhibition in line with industry trends and regional demands.
Once a fishing community, per capita consumption of seafood has always been high in the UAE - 20120 saw the UAE import 132,000 tons of seafood, valued at US$298 million.
This area on the show floor will be a unique opportunity to source the most innovative seafood products from around the world at this new marketplace for the industry. Read more about seafood at SIAL Middle East.
The bakery segment in the Middle East has continued to flourish and in Saudi Arabia alone, bakery products now account for more than US$4.3 billion, representing a major share of its F&B market.
It is a share that has been increasing year-on-year in many Middle Eastern countries and SIAL Middle East will provide an unrivalled platform for you to meet the region’s bakery ingredient and equipment suppliers. Read more about bakery equipment at SIAL Middle East.
Home to over 2 billion consumers, the Middle East boasts a foodservice market worth $35 billion. The foodservice industry in the UAE alone is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% over the 2010-14 period. Currently host to some 11,000 restaurants,
this figure is expected to increase by approximately 500 per year as a thriving tourism development plan slowly turns 216 new hotels into reality.
Positioned close to La Cuisine by SIAL culinary competition, this dedicated area on the show floor will house leading equipment suppliers and will be highly visible to the hundreds of chefs competing. Read more about foodservice equipment at SIAl Middle East.