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Northern Powerhouse trade mission to Gulfood 2019


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About the event

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is inviting food and drink companies from across the Northern Powerhouse region to participate in this trade mission to Gulfood 2019 in Dubai, the world’s largest food event.

Gulfood is the premier trade event in the global food and hospitality business calendar and could be your gateway to win new business in established, evolving and emerging markets. The tradeshow is an unmissable event with over 5,000 exhibitors from five continents.

The trade mission is ideal for businesses wanting to grow their sales and operate in the sub-sectors including beverages, dairy, fats and oils, health, wellness, free-from, pulses, grains, cereals, meat and power brands.

What’s on offer

  • Visit to Gulfood exhibition 2019
  • Meet the buyer event with the opportunity to pre-book one-to-one sessions
  • Meetings with food service and retail contacts
  • Exclusive invitation to pre-mission webinar by Spinney’s retailer
  • Access to the UAE food and drink market trends report
  • Group retail store/hospitality venue visits
  • Opportunity to pitch your product to regional retailers, buyers and distributors
  • In-market networking events
  • Company profile in the Northern Powerhouse brochure
  • Market briefing by industry experts from the UAE and MENA region
  • Support before and throughout the mission from trade sector specialists
  • Delegate networking dinner
  • Upgrade privileges and discounts may be available through Emirates and Manchester Airport

Join this trade mission to benefit from the great programme of activities and build your brand’s reputation.

There is a £299.00 (plus VAT) registration fee to attend the mission which covers all programme activities as well as transfers to and from the exhibition. Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights, accommodation and exhibition pass, but may apply for a travel grant with their regional DIT office (eligibility criteria applies). Discounted flights may be available from Emirates.

Express your interest now and discover how export can maximise your growth potential.

Express your interest

Due to a limited capacity any expressions of interest will be reviewed on an individual basis and we will contact you as soon as possible to confirm whether your application has been successful.

Due to the popularity of the mission we normally only allow one delegate per company. Please contact us for more information.

For delegates intending to fly out from Manchester Airport, there may be a possibility of priority boarding and lounge access prior departure.


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Discover your growth potential.

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