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Features & Attractions

Foodtech Summit


An introduction of next-gen technologies into the industry to transform F&B manufacturing facilities into smart factories and how that will potentially advance the industry, bringing together international F&B experts and industry leaders, key decision makers and innovators.



Gulfood Manufacturing, in association with partner food processing players will take you on a memorable journey that will show you real-life innovations at work inside some of the region’s top, award-winning food factories.

Connexions Programme


Our powerful business matchmaking programme unlocks productive, lucrative discussions between exhibitors and buyers. The Connexions programme will have you booking meetings and connecting with stakeholders and potential clients even before the event starts!

Industry Excellence Awards


It’s been another exceptional year of entries for the Gulfood Manufacturing Industry Excellence Awards. The innovations from our exhibitors have been incredibly inspiring, and it hasn’t been easy selecting the top names.





A power-packed agenda of industry leading speakers shedding light on the fastest growing trends in private label. The programme will also include a live pitch of the newest, the most impressive food and non-food products FMCG products. Join a panel of top private label buyers in the region as they consider what they will add to their “own brands”. This exciting new feature is a must-attend for all retailers and category buyers who are on the lookout for the best global private label products to introduce under their brand in 2021!


Be part of the only dedicated Private Label meetings programme in the region. Become a visitor and start networking even before the event, schedule meetings and do business the efficient way!

Thinking Masterclass Sessions

Be part of a two day masterclass led by the Innovation experts at KPMG, that will equip you with the tools and techniques for developing an innovation-driven mindset and lead a culture of innovation to develop business resilience, brand excellence and customer empathy.


Innovation is the key to new opportunities. The Innovation Zone is where you can head to have Express Innovation Dialogues with experts to understand how an Innovation driven business can boost both Brand and Demand and build the strategy for future resilience in time of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Confusion and Ambiguity).

The Speciality Food Festival


The annual UAE challenge pushes the envelope on creativity, technical skill and exceptional talent of top baristas. Competitors prepare 4 espressos, 4 milk beverages and 4 signature drinks in a nail-biting 15-minute performance set to music in front of an esteemed jury panel. The competition is brewing with imaginative ideas and stretching the audiences’ palates on new coffee concoctions.


Turning coffee making into an art form, this captivating competition puts each barista’s creative mastery to the test. Competitors are judged on craftsmanship, design, identical patterns, contrasts and overall performance. Competition rules and regulations are based on World Coffee Events Criteria for judging


The Middle East’s leading awards for the confectionery, sweets & snacks industry – yummex ME Innovation Awards returns to place your business, brand and products in the limelight.


Do you want to meet the newest exhibitors and their products of the sweets and snacks market in the MENA region? Then our Newcomers are just what you are looking for!

Experience products that have never been presented at yummex ME before.

Be the first to speak to our Newcomers and take this chance to check the newest products in the market. Check our Newcomer’s profiles before you visit the show and connect with them in our Newcomer Area at yummex ME – live and in-person!

The following exhibitors will be present...

Sweet Tastes of the World

The Middle East’s leading awards for the confectionery, sweets & snacks industry – yummex ME Innovation Awards returns to place your business, brand and products in the limelight.


Rejecting products with artificial ingredients, sugar and salt, they are shifting their preference to organic, natural and holistic ingredients, while still looking for novel recipes, bold and exotic tastes. Rich in several vitamins, minerals, and fiber, dates are now a staple in every household. Take full advantage of this trend.

At yummex, you can explore the Global Date Market and connect with global and local palm date producers and manufacturers of date sweets and snacks.