Meeting up in Dubai

Dubai – vibrant hub in international air transportation, a location for cutting-edge architecture, and a warm, coveted refuge for freezing Europeans in winter. Every year in autumn, there’s another good reason to travelling to the Emirate on the Persian Gulf: the Gulfood Manufacturing.

At this premier trade fair, from 29 to 31 October 2019, everything will be revolving around the processing and packaging of food and beverages, The event’s perceived  importance is highlighted when you look at the bandwidth of exhibitors and visitors: about 1,600 companies will be covering all facets of the industry – from the choice of the ideal raw materials to packaging and distribution of the finished products. And it’s precisely this diversity that attracts masses of international visitors. “We’re expecting visitors to the fair from a relatively large catchment area,” emphasises Horst Meixner, Krones’ Sales Manager for the Africa and the Near East region. “The Gulfood Manufacturing has long since acquired supraregional importance; experts from the Arabian peninsula and from Africa, but also from Pakistan, India and other Asian countries, they all meet up here.”

One of the meeting points for all these representatives from the sector will be Stand A1-34 in Hall 1 – here, on 230 square metres, Krones will in conjunction with its subsidiary IPS be showcasing its solutions from the House of Krones. The focus will be principally on the handling of juices, soft drinks and water, but of course our staff on the stand will be pleased to supply information on other technologies from Krones, Evoguard, Syskron, KIC, HST, Kosme and System Logistics.

Talking of information: that’s precisely what this event prioritises  – on a meaningfully cross-sectoral basis. Due to its major regional and superregional importance, the fair is the perfect place to get acquainted with new contact persons – and, of course, to foster existing ties that Krones had already established in the region over past decades. And that, too, is a reason for looking forward to this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing.