DTI eyes $110 million deals from 2018 Gulfood in Dubai
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hoping to bring home at least $110-million worth of export deals when local firms head to Dubai to participate at the 23rd Gulfood, the world’s largest annual food trade show.
From February 18 to 21, about 23 Philippine companies will showcase their top halal-certified and organic products — including fruits and vegetables, seafood and marine products, ethnic and gourmet selections and other functional food-and-beverage products — in the largest and busiest city in the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE is a Muslim-majority nation, estimated to have a population of 1.5 billion people living in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and other Asian regions, making it the world’s third top reexport center.
The participating local companies to the 2018 Gulfood are namely San Miguel Purefoods Inc., Seatrade Canning Corp., SL Agritech Corp., Asia Brewery Inc., Brandexports Philippines Inc., Celebes Coconut Corp., Century Pacific Food Inc., Gem Foods International Inc., Krystle Exports Philippine Inc., Magic Melt Foods Inc., Mama Sita’s (Sandpiper Spices and Condiments Corp.), Marikina Food Corp. and Miesto International Foods Corp.
Other exhibitors include Millennium Specialty Coco Products Inc., Philippine Grocers Food Exports Inc., Pixcel Transglobal Foods Inc., Profood International Corp., Q-Phil Products International, Roxas Sigma Agriventures Inc., Sagrex Foods Inc., Market Reach International Resources, Mega Global Corp. and Super Q.