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The Dubai Advantage - Food and Agriculture Sector Opportunities

  • 09 September 2020
  • 16:30 - 17:30
  • Webinar

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The Canadian Business Council (CBC) Abu Dhabi is pleased to support the live webinar The Dubai Advantage - Food and Agriculture Sector Opportunities hosted by CBC Dubai and Northern Emirates in collaboration and Dubai Investment Development Agency (Dubai FDI).

With a population of 10 million and growing, the UAE is the leading food consumer within the GCC. Apart from its strong macroeconomic and demographic factors, tourism plays a vital role in boosting food consumption, with the highest inflow of tourists among all GCC countries. Currently the desert Gulf Arab states rely on food imports for 80-90% of local demand and have invested billions of dollars on agricultural ventures outside their borders.

The continued challenge to secure and create sustainable food sources combined with future and growing health trends drives the quest for new technological solutions that support farming in arid climates, enable efficient irrigation and promote local organic food production.

In addition, the UAE’s strategic location and strong logistics sector are a significant link in the region’s food chain. The country has become the world’s third largest re-exporter of food.

Many distributors and retail chains operate in the wider region and use the UAE with its excellent logistics and warehousing as a base for re-exports, thereby offering additional value add and sales opportunities to international suppliers.

To find out more about the exciting opportunities within this sector join us at 4:30pm, Wednesday, September 9th when we will hear from:

  • Dubai Municipality, Food Products Registration and Evaluation - Ms. Hanan Ali Dawood Salman
  • Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC) – Mr. Mohammed Mohammed, Senior Manager
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) – Mr. Faisal Jassem, Manager
  • Dubai FDI Dubai Advantage Presentation - Mr. Walid Marhoon, Manager, Investment Promotion 

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