DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Launching during Dubai International Hospitality Week, an initiative endorsed by Dubai Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM), GulfHost 2017 is the first dedicated hospitality and food services expo in the Middle East.
Organized by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which also owns and organizes the annual food trade show Gulfood, the new exhibition takes place from 18-20 September 2017 and is co-located with four other shows.
These include DWTC’s established trio of niche food events The Speciality Food Festival, SEAFEX Middle East and yummex Middle East – and The Hotel Show, organised by dmg events, to enable the full spectrum of sourcing for one of the fastest growing hotel, F & B and tourism markets in the world.
With the coffee market in the Middle East growing twice as fast as the global average in terms of consumption (Euromonitor International), thanks to a multi-cultural appetite for the beverage and 40% of the region’s population fitting the coffee culture age demographic of 15 -34 years, GulfHost will provide a substantial platform for coffee equipment suppliers and caf owners to connect.
Bruno Pignattelli of the Cimbali Group, said: ‘As a global company exporting to over 100 countries worldwide, it makes sense for Cimbali to participate at GulfHost 2017.
The coffee business is flourishing in the Middle East, and understanding that top quality professional espresso and cappuccino equipment like those produced by Cimbali is the best investment that a coffee bar, caf or restaurant could make. GulfHost is the right showcase to continue to grow our presence across the region.