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30 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER 2018    Dubai World Trade Centre

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Rich flavors are coming...

Premiumisation is a growing trend as the number of middleclass and wealthy consumers increases, with many young consumers favouring international brands and consumption through foodservice.

Gulf countries will spend $53.1 billion in 2020 on food imports due to an increasing population and influx of tourists.*

Source: Euromonitor International

Be there, when the only professional artisanal and gourmet exhibition in the MENA region opens its doors again!

9th edition powered by Gulfood

94 percent visitors satisfied  with  The Speciality  Food Festival

137 exhibitors from 26 countries

96% visitors consider attending The Speciality Food Festival important

Show Sectors

ARTISAN & GOURMET

ARTISAN & GOURMET

  • Fine Food
  • Meat and Charcuterie
  • Artisan Products
  • Exquisite Cuisine
ORGANIC & FRESH

ORGANIC & FRESH

  • Farm fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Non-GMO ingredients
  • Fresh Organic meat and poultry
  • Free-from product lines
FAIR TRADE & ETHNIC

FAIR TRADE & ETHNIC

  • Ingredients & Seasoning
  • Sauces & Dressings
  • Condiments & Sauces
  • Regional and ethnic specialties
BAKERY & CEREALS

BAKERY & CEREALS

  • Handcrafted & artisanal breads
  • Viennoiserie
  • Savories
  • Ancient grains
NUTS, SEEDS & DRIED FRUITS

NUTS, SEEDS & DRIED FRUITS

  • Natural dates
  • Premium Dried Fruit
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Fruit and plant seeds
SPECIALITY BEVERAGES

SPECIALITY BEVERAGES

  • Flavoured beverages
  • Fruit  and herbal blends
  • Ready-to-drink tea
  • Traditional beverages
  • Cold pressed juices

Some of the brands you will find at the show

Meet with the entire supply chain

Who attends The Speciality Food Festival
Who attends The Speciality Food Festival
Who attends The Speciality Food Festival
Who attends The Speciality Food Festival

In their Words

  • "The show is going very good, for now we made big promotions around the market and we have received great numbers of visitors and enquiries."
    Sophia Salmi
    Conseiller en Commerce International chez Business France - ‎Business France
  • "It was pretty easy and straight-forward to get our badges and into the show. This was my second time at the Speciality Food Show. I had a meeting with a new client from abroad and managed to close a deal with a sugar-free protein bar brand. "
    Johnny Marshall
    Sugar-free Food Distributor, UK (UAE-based)
  • "We had a very good experience at the show where we met a number of visitors from around the world."
    Rural Development Administration, Korean Standard Association
  • "I have visited the Speciality Food Show a couple of times and have always been impressed. I came here to check business opportunities for my brother who retails in India. It’s really exciting how the variety of exhibitors never fails to impress. I am glad to say that I’m happy with everything."
    Chris Lewis
    UAE-based entrepreneur
  • "This is our first time exhibiting at The Speciality Food Festival and we are happy that we have received many positive responses from the show visitors and we have also received a great number of enquiries from potential clients."
    Jorge Ortega
    Managing Director, Bridgeport Trading
  • "We have attended The Speciality Food Show a number of times before. There is no other part of the world where you will find a multicultural show like this one, this is definitely where the East meets the West."
    Mohammed Monsour
    Majid Mall Executive, Afghanistan (UAE-based)

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