A host of Brazilian companies are finalizing preparations in advance of their participation at Gulfood 2020, the world’s biggest annual food and beverage exhibition, where companies from across the world will throw the spotlight on a complete range of products from 16-20 February at Dubai World Trade Centre. Gulfood serves as an interactive venue that will further give a boost to Brazil’s ties with its Arab trade partners and Brazilian companies will showcase items which includes pork and poultry, biscuits, sweets, fruits, açaí, pasta, honey, juice, coconut water, coffee and sugar.
Ahead of Gulfood 2020, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) and Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) held currently the “Food and Beverage Exports to the Gulf Countries” seminar in São Paulo; an event suggested for companies fascinated in promoting their food products to the region as well as companies whose involvement is already confirmed.
Rubens Hannun, President of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, said: “Gulfood is one of the most essential events in terms of both the food industry and Brazil-Arab monetary relations, and being conscious of the modern-day industry developments and trends is key to setting up an edge in the regional and international food markets. Brazil has elevated its presence every year, introducing more and more companies to the international market in the process, and this year more than 100 Brazilian entities have confirmed their participation.”
He continued: “The ABCC has always been a long-time participant for Gulfood, which continues to serve as the ideal platform to enlarge trade and investment flow between Brazil and Arab Countries to newfound heights. Our pavilion is anticipated to throw the spotlight on ABCC members and their modern products at their own booths. Gulfood 2020 will open new avenues for collaboration while producing fresh leads that result in substantial growth opportunities, and the exhibition is a platform to invite more Arab companies and officials to take part in Arab International Fair and Brazil-Arab Countries Economic Forum. We look ahead to the consequences from the event and witnessing them come to fruition in the coming months and years.”
Brazilian exports to Arab countries reached USD 12.197 billion in 2019, registering a 6.3 percentage growth from 2018, while Brazilian chicken meat exported to the Arab world amounted to 1.49 million tons at a value of USD 2.38 billion at 1.49 million tons. For bovine meat, the Arab world imported a total of USD 1.17 billion at 354.5 thousand tons.