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