Dubai: The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development (Dubai SME), one of the departments of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), are collaborating to participate in the 28th edition of Gulfood, which will be held from February 20 to 24 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
Dubai SME will showcase Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, with a focus on the F&B sector highlighting its projects and local emerging enterprises and their products and helping SMEs to connect and network with international vendors to help them gain access to new markets and opportunities. This will contribute to the growth of SMEs in the emirate, which represent 99 percent of private-sector companies operating in Dubai.
Mr. Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, stated that, “At Dubai SME, we are keen to provide our members with the most prominent opportunities to participate and promote their products and communicate with the business community and consumers to develop their businesses. The Gulfood 2023 exhibition is one of the most prominent platforms in which we regularly participate due to its importance in the F&B sector. Bringing rings together thousands of companies from all over the world under one roof, along with the most renowned global chefs and intellectual leaders in this sector, the forum is capable of bringing about change in the culture and orientation of small and medium-sized companies, providing them with more opportunities for growth and expansion.”
Dubai SME is being represented at the event, the largest of its kind in the world, by 10 companies including Liwa Dates, Health Way General Trading, Health Choice General Trading, Ibubble Tea House for food & beverages trading L.L.C, Special food zone foodstuff trading, Prog Tech Solutions, Mayamen Trading, Albarni foodstuff trading, Twenty-Eight Coffee Trading, Fab Trading One Person Company L.C.C Proprietorship LLC.
The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development represents Khairat Al Yemen Honey & Natural Herbs, P&P Cups, Al Diyafa Hotel & Catering Supplies, Felix & Norton Cookies, SIMPIOZ (Confectionery Factory), Soil Store Foodstuff Trading, Iconic Solutions General Trading, Al Thiqa Foodstuff Trading, Emirates Dates Factory, F&B Innovation Lab.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development (Dubai SME) is keen to maintain a competitive business environment for SMEs and to provide innovative support and financing solutions in line with the directives of visionary leadership to support business continuity, especially SMEs in the F&B sector.