Vive le france at Gul­food 2018

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His Ex­cel­lency Lu­dovic Pouille, the French Am­bas­sador to the UAE, has praised Gul­food as a “strate­gic gateway” for French food and bev­er­age pro­duc­ers ex­plor­ing in­creased ex­port po­ten­tial across the rapidly emerg­ing con­sumer mar­kets of the Mid­dle East, Africa and Asia.

More than 70 spe­cial­ist food and bev­er­age com­pa­nies, led by Busi­ness France, par­tic­i­pated in Gul­food’s tai­lored seg­ments for dairy, bev­er­age, fine foods, and meat and poul­try.

“The cur­rent to­tal of French ex­ports to the Mid­dle East can only in­crease be­cause when you speak about food, you speak about France. We al­ready have es­tab­lished ex­port mar­kets in Saudi Ara­bia and the UAE but there are huge op­por­tu­ni­ties in other coun­tries, specif­i­cally Egypt, the largest coun­try in the re­gion in terms of pop­u­la­tion, as well as Pak­istan and India,” said Am­bas­sador Pouille.

He added that these are all big growth mar­kets and that France is look­ing for­ward to in­creas­ing its ex­port pres­ence in each of them.

Ac­cord­ing to Mark Napier, the Gul­food show direc­tor, the ex­pan­sive French con­tin­gent is one of many record na­tional par­tic­i­pa­tions at this year’s show.

“In an ex­hi­bi­tion with more than 120 coun­try pavil­ions, it is very telling that ma­jor global food pro­duc­ing na­tions such as France, Italy, Ger­many, the USA and many more are here with more com­pa­nies and sup­pli­ers than ever be­fore – this pres­ence sig­ni­fies the strength and ro­bust­ness of the in­ter­na­tional food mar­ket,” said Napier.

“Vi­tally, the record ex­hibitor par­tic­i­pa­tion also aligns with our high-level min­is­te­rial del­e­ga­tions to fur­ther Gul­food’s sta­tus as a true power brand in the global food in­dus­try.”

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