PRETORIA – The South African business delegation that will take part in the Gulfood Exhibition from February 18 to 21 has arrived in Dubai in the United Arab Emirate to showcase and promote their products, the trade and industry department (dti) said on Sunday.
"Gulfood has been hailed as the leading food and beverage exhibition in the Gulf region, bringing together exporters, importers, distributors, retailers, wholesalers, food producers, and restaurateurs from more than 100 countries," the dti said in a statement.
The exhibition drew about 5000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors from 120 countries annually.
Speaking ahead of the official opening in Dubai, the owner of Cape Town-based Art of Taste the House of Amir, Leonard Arangies said his range of grape and rooibos tea infusion was previously available in the UAE market and sold in most hotels before their contract with their distributor ran out.
“We are here again to remarket the brand, but this time around we are looking for a big distributor with more reach. We are hoping to meet with Bidfood people and also other companies who are into the value-chain of agro-processing from retail, events, corporate gifts, and online shopping,” said Arangies.