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Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission to Gulfood 2021

February 21 @ 12:00 am - February 25 @ 11:55 pm

Location: Dubai World Trade Centre

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 2021 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 categories such as private label, premium grocery, innovative functional foods and products focused on health and wellbeing. Working with the Great British Food Platform, this innovative two-part mission programme includes:

Part 1: Meet the Buyer Virtual Mission from UK

•    Virtual Mission Briefing
•    Market update on food and drink opportunities in the UAE
•    Mind of the Buyer Webinar
•    Inclusion of products into sample hampers for interested buyers
•    Meet the Buyer – Call Week

Part 2: Seal the Deal Mission to UAE*

•    Market update in the UK
•    Mission reception in Dubai
•    Meet the buyer event in Dubai
•    Support to participate in Gulfood 2021
•    Retail store visits

*Due to current uncertainties arising from the impact of COVID-19 on international travel and exhibitions, part 2 of the mission programme may be subject to changes.

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

Application Process:
Step 1: Apply via EOI platform
Step 2: EOI applications will be reviewed by Mission Leaders
Step 3: Successful applications will be notified
Step 4: Successful applicants to reconfirm registration

Expression of Interest is not confirmation of your place on the mission. The Department for International Trade reserves the right to reject your Expression of Interest on the grounds of suitability and/or availability of places.

Costs:
Costs for participating in the Virtual Mission: 2-12 November 2020.

Delegates will be responsible for providing samples to the Great British Food Platform and the cost of sending their samples to the platform (based in UK).

For further information: 
E:  northeast@mobile.trade.gov.uk
T:  +44 (0)345 136 0169

Eligibility:
Companies must be from the Northern Powerhouse region.

Express your interest to join now.