Omani food firms to take part in Gulfood 2017

934720Business Reporter –
Represented by the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), Oman is all set to participate in one of world’s largest annual food and hospitality events – Gulfood 2017. The weeklong event will be held in Dubai from February 26 to March 2 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The exhibition this year will witness the participation of 120 countries including Malta, Finland and Slovakia which are participating for the first time in the event. Heads of state, ministers, government officials and representatives of trade associations are expected to visit the exhibition. Gulfood 2017 will witness the participation of over 5,000 local, regional and international companies.
Hamood al Balushi (pictured), Director of Omani Products’ Department at PEIE’s Directorate General of Marketing and Media, noted that this is PEIE’s fifth consecutive presence at Gulfood. “We have increased the display space this year to offer Omani companies and factories bigger space to promote and introduce their products to the various segments of visitors. Through the Sultanate’s pavilion, we aim at highlighting the high quality Omani products and the big demand they receive in local and foreign markets, and thus target new consumers in both regional and international levels.”
This year, a number of Omani companies specializing in the food industry will participate under the umbrella of PEIE, including Dhofar Poultry, Asaffa Foods, Omani Vegetable Oils and Derivatives, Modern Dairy Factory, Salalah Macaroni, Areej Vegetable Oils and Derivatives, Salalah Mills, Oman Foodstuff Factory, and Sweets of Oman Company.
“In addition to promoting their products, these companies will have the opportunity to get acquainted with global products from various countries under one platform,” Al Balushi said. “PEIE officials will be present at the platform to underscore the available investment opportunities to prospect investors, business owners and representatives of companies and factories.”