Global Industry Outlook Report


Global Industry Outlook Report

The inaugural Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report 2018 was a comprehensive study commissioned to our Knowledge Partner Euromonitor International. It is the result of an in-depth market survey, featuring trade discussions with local and global manufacturers, distributors, trade associations and government entities.

The 120+ page report dives into key consumer trends and market opportunities across 5 core industry sectors:

  • Meat & Poulty
  • Beverages
  • Dairy
  • Edible Oils
  • Pulses, Grains & Cereals
Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report - Total F&B Value Sales

"The Middle East and Africa (MEA) will deliver the strongest regional growth for the international food and beverage (f&b) industry, with Asia Pacific also holding ‘enticing’ prospects."

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Voices of the Industry

The outlook report is a combination of visual, easy to understand market statistics, case studies and one-on-one interviews with global industry professionals.

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We would like to thank all participants who helped shape the 2018 report.

Gulfood spoke with key industry leaders. Here's a few:


Mr. Ronnie Khajotia, Director, speaks about the state of foodservice in Dubai, the gluten-free trend, Dubai's food trade efficiency, and how the UAE is positively progressing in its goal to become the capital of the global Islamic Economy.


Mr. Kirti Meghnani, Group Procurement Manager, speaks about premiumisation, private labeling, demand for fresh dairy and exponential e-commerce sales growth.

Dubai Chamber

Mr. Atiq Nasib, SVP of Commercial Services Sector, speaks about trade forecast, a growing demand of Halal-certified products in China, and the ever-expanding demand for Gulfood exhibition opportunities.


Mr. Sudhakar Gupta, Director of International Business Development, and Mr. Asif Hasan, Group Head of Consumer Insights, speak about thriving in emerging markets, and how to navigate ever-changing consumer behaviors.

Dubai Municipality

Mr. Bobby Krishna, Food Studies & Planning Specialist, speaks about how big data supports food safety measures, changing  consumer behavior to reduce food waste, and using Gulfood as a global platform to build regulatory awareness.

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