Future Food 2019


The Future Food Forum is the first of its kind event aimed at food and beverage manufacturing leaders taking place in the Middle East region. A culmination of all aspects of food and beverage manufacturing business - this platform will address the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers, producers, brand and label owners, retailers, logistics and technology service providers, government organisations and other law enforcement agencies involved in the business of food manufacturing.


The outlook for the food and beverage manufacturing business in the region is positive. Thanks to the increase in the population, per capita disposable income food consumption is increasing and at the same time going through a change in consumption pattern due new dietary habits, health consciousness are creating demand for new and diverse foods. Regional food manufacturers have to play a massive role in overcoming the ever increasing dependency on imported foods which is often leading to food shortages and pricing issues. Government stakeholders need to work with the local manufacturers and value added resellers to create the right balance. A combination of all these factors opens up the need for a platform that brings together all stake holders of food business in the region today to examine and find answers for some of the critical challenges faced by the food and beverage manufacturers today


The forum will discuss how regional manufacturers, investors, and entrepreneurs can transform the GCC food and beverage market with strong fundamentals for meeting the demands of staple food requirements but quite immature when it comes to meeting the needs for value added and niche products. The forum will analyse what measures are needed to sustain strong growth and innovation and how manufacturers can reap the benefits and stay relevant.


The forum will look at the state of food manufacturing on a global level, highlighting world best practices. Taking place over two days the event will feature high-level panel discussions, keynote presentation and industry-specific workshops and masterclasses.


What will be discussed at Future Food 2019 Forum?

  • Role of the Food Industry is securing a robust National Food Security Strategy

  • Insights into the Future of Food Business that is expected to transform manufacturing and business practises

  • How modern economies rely on disruptive food business innovations

  • How traditional and modern brands are making our food healthier?

  • What can regional businesses do to train and retain their personnel?

  • Merits and Pitfalls of Promotion Focussed Food Retailing

  • Ecommerce trends that are redefining traditional food business – how industry should re-position

  • Understanding the possible emerging best practices and adapting to challenges within



Key Themes:

  • Disruptive innovations in food manufacturing and retailing

  • Evolving role of the Food Regulators

  • Transformative technologies that are creating an impact on food distribution

  • Future food supply chains – where are the pain points