13-17 FEBRUARY 2022

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE

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Gulfood Innovation Summit

Gulfood Innovation Summit

The brightest brains in the business are coming to Gulfood!

As brightest minds in the F&B business walk up to take their seats, the audience is presented with a lineup of superstars, and 2020 was overwhelmingly rich in speakers and content all Rethinking Food.

3 days of high-level, curated content

Gulfood is bringing together the world’s most influential chefs, food scientists, government officials and industry leaders who are at the forefront of innovation to discuss and shape the future of food and gastronomy as we will delve into topics revolving around:

•    Governments’ role in shaping the future of food
•    Adapting to healthier, sustainable lifestyles
•    F&B Marketing, Tourism and Retail
•    Leveraging emerging and future food technologies

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2021 Innovation Summit Agenda

Located at Trade Centre Arena

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10:30
12:15
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    Designing and Ensuring a Supportive Industrial Environment and Market Incentives
12:30
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    40 mins
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    Strategically located at a crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa, the UAE holds stands to unlock a market of three billion consumers. What is the long-term impact of COVID-19? Will new trade rout ...
13:10
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    40 mins
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    Dubai's exports to Israel could reach $4 billion due to synergies and partnerships. The UAE and Israel are sparing no effort to capitalize on the Abraham Accords. The launch of direct flights, establi ...
14:00
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    30 mins
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    Egypt imported $6.3 billion worth of food ingredients in 2019, an increase of about $100 million compared to 2018. Egypt is now the largest consumer market in the Middle East and North Africa. The new ...
14:30
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    30 mins
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    The increased demand to know the origin of foods consumed has resulted in the innovation of Blockchain. Its ability to ensure the traceability of food from its origin until it reaches the end customer ...
15:00
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    30 mins
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    Being Colombia the third coffee producer worldwide the company´s shareholders started to questions themselves on how to upcycle bi-products resulting from the coffee post-harvest process; their aim wa ...
15:30
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    30 mins
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    In 2020, the food industry and its supply chain were rocked by a global event whose rippling effects are still being felt to this day, months later. This conversation is to address the learnings from ...
16:00
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    30 mins
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    Africa is a giant landmass home to diverse communities with different needs, buying habits, culinary traditions and purchasing powers. Many majors have been attempting to seize shares of a market that ...
10:50
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    10 mins
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11:00
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    The food industry pioneer and visionary discusses the future of meat consumption and her 26-year-journey of creating meat-, dairy- and fish-free alternatives.
11:30
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12:00
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    A total of 1.3 billion tons of edible food, equivalent to a third of global production, is wasted every year. Enough to feed three billion people. Apart from being a moral imperative, it is estimated ...
12:40
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    The global vertical farming market size is anticipated to reach US$9.96 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research, Inc. This offers hope for urban areas and countries with little agricultural ...
13:20
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    20 mins
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    Consumers are increasingly turning towards food not just to alleviate hunger, but also to cure a number of ailments and boost immunity. As a result, there are now healthier ingredients in packaged pro ...
13:40
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    20 mins
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    Food and drink companies create mental and emotional wellbeing solutions, deliver on new value needs and use brands to celebrate national identities.
14:00
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    30 mins
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    This global consumer research study highlights and analyses the food safety dilemma in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for manufacturers going forward.
14:30
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    Some of the highest revenue-generating grocery stores in the world are facing sweeping changes to their customer bases and their ability to deliver value to brands as people change where they shop'a c ...
15:00
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    30 mins
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    There are few aspects of how we shop and eat that have not been impacted in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic. The same is true for corporate sustainability efforts in the food industry. With efforts ...
15:30
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    40 mins
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    Given the challenges of 2020, developing innovations has become even more difficult.  What are some tricks that large MNC and SME can use to develop innovations that are relevant to customers given al ...
16:00
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16:20
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11:45
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    5 mins
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12:30
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    In 2018, Frost & Sullivan estimated the gross revenue bookings for online food delivery market at $82 billion and is set to more than double by 2025 to reach approximately 200 billion. Everybody acros ...
13:40
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    30 mins
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    The new landscape for food services is shaped by the global stay-at-home orders for the industry. In the UAE, the Abraham Accords opens up an entirely new segment for food production and food services ...
14:10
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    The unexpected turn of events in the Gulf mid-2020, where the UAE and Bahrain normalized relations with Israel, put a new spin on food security in the Gulf area. Opening a country with a significant k ...
14:30
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    40 mins
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    The pandemic has seen an increase in the ghost kitchens all over the world, from the States to Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia This trend was a long time coming, thanks to pioneering cloud ki ...
15:10
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    30 mins
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    How can the food & beverage industry better prepare for a future pandemic? Hear how experts define and tackle the risks to our food security. This discussion looks at the design standards, material sp ...
15:40
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    In 2020, a lot of people stopped eating out – whether because they had more time to cook, less income to spend or due to lockdowns, the fact remains that restaurants, especially fine dining restaurant ...

*Agenda subject to change

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