I’ll be leaving the states in a few days to attend Gulfood 2013 in Dubai, UAE. For those of you not familiar with Gulfood, it’s the world’s biggest annual food and hospitality show. This show is timed right on the heels of NAFEM which was fantastic. It will be fascinating to see the global outlook for the industry to compare with the positive vibes in the air I’ve been experiencing domestically.
I’ve attended this show numerous times in past years and all I can say is “wow”. It’s an unbelievable sight for a tradeshow. The exhibit halls feel like they go on and on for miles. Literally, anything and everything foodservice is on display. You can source smallwares and heavy equipment, build a food production facility, buy packaging and machinery, discover ingredients from around the world, and anything else foodservice related you can imagine.
If you’re attending the show, feel free to send me a note so we can arrange a time to get together. The actual show dates are February 25th-28th, but I’ll be in town and available for meetings before and after those dates as well.
Here’s to a great Gulfood 2013 show in Dubai!