16 - 20 February 2020

Dubai World Trade Centre

Gulfood Innovation Summit

16 - 20 FEBRUARY 2020 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

Gulfood Innovation Summit

The 2019 Edition of Gulfood Innovation Summit heard world's leading voices in F&B sharing insights on, how are AI and blockchain revolutionizing the food chain? What are the secrets to breaking the health-taste paradox? What does the kitchen of the future look like?

 

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The 2019 Summit

  • Discovered what the food industry will look like in the next 25 years

  • Got the insights to turn online delivery tactics into higher revenue

  • Made valuable connections with millennial CEOs, female founders and young disruptors

  • Checked into the latest blockchain and AI innovations re-imagining the food business

 

Gulfoos Innovation Summit Conference

 

F&B thought-leaders who were a part of the 2019 edition 

2019 Summit Agenda

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09:00
  1. 60 mins
    Russia – UAE – Africa Food Security Forum Opening Address: H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Al Mehairi, Minister of State for Food Security, United Arab Emirates Cabinet
13:55
  1. 5 mins
14:15
  1. 15 mins
    More than 1,600 senior F&B professionals based in 109 different countries across the world responded to a ‘voice of the industry research’ providing information about the current performance  of the c ...
14:45
  1. 30 mins
    Online vs Instore – what are the new strategies for retail? Technologies disrupting retail Sustainable and ethical products vs flagship brands Selecting the right product mix
15:15
  1. 15 mins
    Redefining portfolios for distribution Assessing key market challenges and trends How to achieve business sustainability Looking at feasibility and minimizing shipping and logistic challenges
15:45
  1. 30 mins
    Women increasing importance as buyers in GCC market and changing preferences for more readymade meals as more women are working Young women and Youth increasing demand for health related and organic p ...
16:15
  1. 15 mins
    New Trends in the food market in KSA Market outlook for KSA How to enter the KSA market – opportunities Rise of E-Commerce Grocery
16:30
  1. 30 mins
    As technology enhances and facilitates new experiences for customers, this session will look at online delivery platforms from the region and internationally that facilitates a 24-hour demand – with f ...
11:20
  1. 10 mins
11:30
  1. 30 mins
    The world is changing rapidly and the possibilities for breakthrough innovations and disruptors in the food space are bigger than ever. Global food system challenges and opportunities Examples of sign ...
12:00
  1. 20 mins
    Fireside Chat with Miguel Povedano on the Growth of Private Label in the Region
12:20
  1. 30 mins
    This session will give an overview of the history of health and food from early supplementation to the growth of food as pharma in the early 2000s. Then deep dive into the redefinition of physical, em ...
12:50
  1. 30 mins
    The world is changing and the possibility for tech disruption is bigger than ever. Hear from some of the disrupters who are using tech to enhance food experience and service. Foodtech or enhancing ope ...
14:00
  1. 30 mins
    Consumer transformation shifts - evolution and revolution What will our brave new food world look like? Elevating the multisensorial experience Embark on a journey of the senses and re-imagine the fut ...
14:20
  1. 30 mins
    New technologies are changing the food distribution and hospitality landscape. This session you will discover more on; Blockchain impact on food supply chains AI examples such as chatbots and apps to ...
15:40
  1. 20 mins
    This session will give an market outlook for the food and beverage sector in Ethiopia. There will also be a case study on Contract Farming, Green Agro are assisting small holder farmers to implement c ...
16:00
  1. 30 mins
    Plastics in oceans is becoming an increasingly severe problem, with more findings showing the damaging effects of plastic pollutants in oceans. Micro-plastics seeping into our foods and the so-called ...
11:00
  1. 30 mins
11:30
  1. 30 mins
    The latest consumer trends we see in FMCG and how food manufacturers can build a solid digital strategy to better promote their brands, drive awareness and impact.
12:00
  1. 30 mins
    How Social Media has seen an explosion in the scale and proliferation of new food trends #foodstagram: Instagram, snapchat and pinterest  - how to grow brands through social media Youtube – SORTEDfood ...
12:30
  1. 30 mins
    The number of hungry people in the world was on the decline but in the past 3 years we have seen an increase.   Concurrently we see complexity in our food system with obesity levels rising and despite ...
14:30
  1. 20 mins
    Key trends and growth opportunities in private labels Providing better quality at a unique offer Boosting sales through brand licensing Exploring contract manufacturing  
14:50
  1. 20 mins
    What is Brand Licensing? How to get the best out of a licensing collaboration Case Studies: Local and International success stories
15:30
  1. 20 mins
    Food labelling requirements in the UAE Regulations for importers and exporters Safety and hygiene standards  
15:50
  1. 20 mins
    Do’s and Don’ts of Brand licensing How can using brand licensing benefit sales? Case Studies on successful brand connections regionally and internationally How to capitalize on consumer trends
16:10
  1. 20 mins
    How did Pricing & Promotions landscape change in last couple of years? What was the results of market changes: VAT & Sin-Taxes? Which Price & Promo strategies were successful? What are the learnings f ...

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