France re­news com­mit­ment to UAE’S in­dus­trial F&B sec­tor

The Gulf Today - Business - - UAE -

DUBAI: Busi­ness France, the na­tional agency sup­port­ing the in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment of the French econ­omy, will be tak­ing cen­tre stage at Gulfhost and the Spe­cialty Food Fes­ti­val with 2 large pavil­ions ex­hibit­ing prod­ucts of over 40 com­pa­nies. Top in­dus­trial cater­ing and hos­pi­tal­ity com­pa­nies from France will be show­cas­ing their pre­mium ranges of food ser­vice equip­ment and ine foods.

France is com­mit­ted to UAE’S in­dus­trial F&B sec­tor as it main­tains its sta­tus as sec­ond largest part­ner. With 85 per cent of UAE’S food re­quire­ments im­ported, French ex­ports rep­re­sent around 400 mil­lion euro in sales an­nu­ally. France’s lead­ing ex­ports in­clude mainly beverages (30 per cent), dairy prod­ucts (16 per cent) and fruits (9 per cent).

Marc Cag­nard, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Busi­ness France Mid­dle East com­mented: “France is fully com­mit­ted to the suc­cess of the 2018 edi­tion and is plan­ning for a larger con­tri­bu­tion at the next GULFHOST which will take place in 2020, dur­ing the World Expo.”

The French pavil­ion will gather com­pa­nies which will show­case the lat­est in­no­va­tion of in­dus­trial kitchen equip­ment, cook­ing uten­sils and ranges of tools cre­ated for culi­nary pro­fes­sion­als.

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