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The Future of Food is Green: Connect, Innovate & Thrive

Gulfood Green is a dynamic international trade fair dedicated to promoting healthier and more sustainable food systems for the future.

From fresh fruits and plant-based powerhouses, to the hottest dairy alternatives and organic options, this event will put the spotlight on what's trending in food. Dive into the world of functional foods designed to supercharge your wellbeing and explore the booming free-from and superfood sectors. Whether you're a fresh produce trader, a plant-based innovator or a sustainability champion with cutting-edge solutions, this is your chance to connect with the global food community.

Deep dive into the consumer trends shaping the industry, focusing on what matters most: health, sustainability, and transparency. Explore the latest advancements in green packaging, ensuring a minimised environmental footprint.

But Gulfood Green goes beyond the plate…

Here, you'll discover how the industry is addressing the concerns of a more discerning younger generation. Learn about sustainable farming practices, ethical labour, and the processes leading to the development of healthier and safer options for infants. Our objective is for you to leave Gulfood Green equipped to meet the ever-evolving demands of your customers, empowered by the newly acquired knowledge and connections to navigate a successful future.

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CONSUMER TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF FOOD

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Consumer Demand

Consumer Demand

The World Economic Forum reports that at least 65% of consumers are eager to make informed spending decisions that contribute to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle. To meet this demand, global food systems need to swiftly transition towards sustainability while ensuring adequate nutrition for the increasing global population. By providing more transparent nutritional information and expanding the selection of sustainable products, food producers can cater to changing consumer preferences and support environmental stewardship.

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Consumption Patterns

Interest in organic food has surged worldwide, driven by a growing emphasis on healthier lifestyles, food safety, and environmental concerns. The importance of food safety is now recognised across all age groups, and there is an increasing preference for chemical-free, non-GMO, and sustainable food production to address various physical and mental health issues. Consequently, many people are turning to organic food to avoid food safety problems, which has significantly boosted consumer spending in this sector. Spherical Insights reported that the global market for organic F&B was valued at $227.45 billion in 2023. Furthermore, Statista projects that this market will nearly double, reaching $437.4 billion by 2026.

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Packaging and Labels

Green packaging entails utilising eco-friendly materials and production processes, such as biodegradable, compostable, or recyclable solutions, to minimise waste and pollution. With heightened public awareness of environmental challenges like plastic pollution and climate change, the appeal of green packaging solutions continues to surge.

Transparency in food packaging extends beyond the mere visibility of the product. It encompasses clear labelling, knowledge of sourcing, production methods, and ethical considerations. This growing demand for transparency stems from health-conscious consumers aiming to steer clear of chemicals and processed foods, as well as environmentalists concerned about the carbon footprint of their consumption choices.
Healt and Wellness

Health and Wellness

The health and wellness food market, particularly for products that boost immunity, is experiencing a remarkable surge. As consumers become increasingly aware of the importance of a robust immune system, the demand for antioxidant-rich foods has skyrocketed. Fruits, vegetables, probiotics, and herbal supplements are gaining immense popularity due to their reputed benefits in enhancing immune function. Valued at $878.84 billion in 2023, the global health and wellness food market is expected to soar to $1.8 trillion by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5% from 2024 to 2031, according to a report by Data Bridge Market Research.

Meet the Pioneering Brands Shaping the Future of F&B

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WHAT TO EXPECT

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The Food for Future Summit is a pivotal event that will take centre stage. This visionary summit brings together key stakeholders from across the food system to chart a course towards a more sustainable, secure, and equitable food future for all.

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Meet the Minds Shaping Sustainable F&B

 

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The UAE's premier initiative dedicated to the global Agrifoodtech startup ecosystem. Supported by both public and private sectors, global investors, leading food brands and trailblazing startups. Here, the future of agrifoodtech innovation takes root and thrives, empowering the next generation of startups

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INVESTOR LOUNGE

Providing a curated business-to-Investors matchmaking programme set in a private section of the show, designed to connect qualified exhibitors and investors helping them build fresh and reliable relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to have valuable and efficient pre-scheduled meetings to enhance the show experience and help participants maximise their commercial opportunities.

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Celebrating excellence in sustainability and encouraging green best practices across the F&B value chain. The Terra Awards aims to help F&B businesses and professionals gain recognition for their achievements throughout the year in protecting and enhancing the environment.

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Categories to Recognise Every Sustainability Champion

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