recipe for the future of food retail
MENA’s Premier Knowledge-Sharing Platform For Food Retail and HoReCa at scale, encompassing a comprehensive blend of conference, exhibition, networking, and industry awards in a 360- degree format.
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Food & Grocery Retail

Food Service (HoReCa)

About
Food Business Forum

The forum will offer a cornucopia of activities designed to enlighten and engage attendees. Thought-provoking keynotes will open the floor, delivered by visionaries who have left indelible marks on the Food Business landscape. The day’s proceedings will be punctuated with networking opportunities, allowing peers to mingle, connect, and potentially collaborate on future gastronomic ventures. The IMAGES RetailME FOOD BUSINESS FORUM 2024 is poised to be a landmark event, promising an intellectual feast for the mind and a celebratory toast to the artistry.

The delectable opportunities presented by FOOD BUSINESS FORUM 2024 will be presented in two parallel tracks spanning a full day of conference engagements culminating in a resplendent awards gala by nightfall.

Food & Grocery Retail

What's in it for the
Food & Grocery
Ecosystem?

Food & Grocery Retail is undergoing profound changes, driven by consumer behaviour and digital evolution across the MENA Region. Alongside, there is also an explosion in diversified products and categories that are adding depth to store shelves. FOOD BUSINESS FORUM 2024 will bring to you a curated mix of the finest industry players and professionals from the leading hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores and specialty retailers. So that, if you are in the business of manufacturing, retail tech innovations, AI, and more, you and your business gets a complete overview of what is happening in the F&G Industry. Our aim is to empower learning and highlight the trend – Value, Digital, Experimental and Niche!

Food Service (HoReCa)

What’s in it for the
Food Service (HoReCa)
Ecosystem?

Over the years, MENA has witnessed an exponential proliferation of fine dining restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars, clubs, lounges, international fast-food franchises and a diverse range of homegrown food service concepts catering to the eclectic expat and domestic taste buds. The Food Service segment at FOOD BUSINESS FORUM 2024 will comprise high-impact roundtables, exhibition areas and networking sessions. Meet the region’s most powerful food service professionals, major culinary creators and experience builders, food tech innovators, as well as domain experts.

Why it’s the perfect time for

Food Business Forum 2024?​

The total consumer spending on food in the Middle East and North Africa region is expected to pick up, especially after the rebound in economic activity. Governments’ strategies, especially in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), are pushing to promote travel, entertainment, and leisure activities, all of which contribute to market growth. The total population of the GCC region nearly doubled over 20 years, increasing from 26.2 million in 1995 to 56.4 million in 2021. And between Jan- Aug 2023, Dubai welcomed 11.10M overnight visitors. It’s no wonder that both the Food & Grocery Retail and the Food Service Market are booming in the region. Here’s an overview.

Food & Grocery Retail

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Food Service (HoReCa)

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