Based on the recommendations of the participants and results achieved by them at the Gulf Food& Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire 2008, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board is making arrangements to participate at the Gulfood Hotel 2009. The event will be held from 23rd to 26th of February 2009. The EDB has already reserved an area of 54 sqm for Sri Lanka Pavilion and already selected 8 suitable companies for participation.
The Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Consulate General in UAE organized Sri Lanka’s participation at the 13th Gulfood, Hotel & Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire with 9 Sri Lankan companies at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 24th to 27th February 2008. The Sri Lankan delegation comprised of 20 members including an EDB official.
The products promoted through the EDB pavilion included tea, desiccated coconut, fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, cashew nuts, biscuits, cakes, chocolates, fruit juices, food ingredients, canned food and herbal products. The EDB organized an information stall at the Sri Lanka pavilion where the information related to other exportable products of Sri Lanka which were not on display and contact details of Sri Lankan exporters were provided to the interested parties.
Gulfood, the region’s largest food, drink and hospitality exhibition is the most effective and enduring trade shows in the Gulf which offers the international business community a strategic launch-pad to access the vibrant UAE market.