DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The 2018 Dubai International Coffee & Tea Festival (DICTF), the latest edition of the widely recognized coffee and tea expo in the Middle East, is all set to open its doors to all industry players as well as coffee and tea aficionados in the UAE on December 5, 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Running until December 7, 2018 DICTF will showcase all facets of coffee, tea, bar and café products, equipment and services.
It will also provide a focused venue for professionals and coffee and tea businesses to engage with potential partners and clients and establish new business channels, in addition to the opportunity to present their products and establish connections with contractors and entrepreneurs launching new projects and initiatives.
For the first time in the UAE, the practical and focused SCI Café Management Strategy Development Workshop Program for café owners, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will be launched during this year’s DICTF for enhanced staff management technique, while ensuring high profitability and productivity.
The Café Business course delivered by experts is designed to empower attendees to strategize, plan and do their research ahead of launching a new café business or learn how to better manage an existing business .
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director of International Conferences and Exhibitions, DICTF’s organizer, said: “The soon-to-open one-stop event, an extremely focused and industry-recognized platform in the region, is designed to drive awareness and appreciation of Specialty coffee and tea in the Middle East’s already flourishing cafe industry. The show floor also creates an opportunity for investors, professionals working with coffee and tea, traders, equipment suppliers and coffee educators to engage with and network with each other.”
This edition, DICTF will stage the much-awaited Dubai International Coffee Championship in which cash prizes of up to USD 60,000 will be given away to the winners. Seeking to set new benchmarks and raise consumer awareness and engagement, DICTF is the only dedicated event in the Middle East that highlights cafe products, services and advancements in the production, and distribution of coffee and tea. During the expo, visitors will not only have access to a wide range of suppliers, products, and ideas but to certified training programs as well, including the Certified Specialty Coffee Skills Program and the Certified Café Management strategy program.