Future Food Forum 2021

Food and beverage manufacturing leaders connect for the inaugural edition


By invitation from the UAE Food and Beverage Manufacturing Group, senior stakeholders from the F&B business industry came together with global and regional brands for an inaugural initiative to meet, connect and discuss business for the local marketplace. Attendance exceeded expectations with 500+ attendees and involvement from the government and private sector alike. The unique content-led conference programme set the backbone for a high-level platform dedicated to addressing today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Returning bigger and better for a live event following a series of virtual seminars, the 2021 edition is about to take your role, your business and the industry to new and exciting heights over a 3-day agenda.


Food and beverage thought leaders

Hear from industry professionals about Future Food Forum 2019

Essa Abdulla Al Ghurair
Chairman EGI, Board Member of Dubai Chamber

Ahmed Belyouha
Chairman, Emirates Macaroni Factory

Greg Wright
Managing partner, Food People

Radwa Medhat
Quality & Regulatory Manager MENAT, Kellogg's

Sumeet Mathur
Managing Director, Friesland Campina

Yan Narayan
Marketing Director, Hunter Foods


Seminar 1

27 October 2020

Post COVID – Consumer trends in the Food and Beverage Sector

As COVID-19 continues to bring constant shifts and changes in consumer behavior and market trends, the Future Food CEO Thought Leadership Series gathers renowned leaders and top decision makers in the food and beverage industry to explore the opportunities and challenges brought by the pandemic. Led by a panel of industry-leading speakers from UAE Ministry of Economy, Nielsen, Nestle, Spinneys Dubai LLC, Emirates Macaroni Factory, Al Rawabi Dairy Co. LLC, and Friesland Campina, the seminar tackled topics beyond the current issues by providing attendees with high-value insights to the possible challenges and upcoming trends that the industry must prepare for moving forward.

Seminar 2

04 March 2021

Driving Successful Innovation in F&B Manufacturing

In an industry as dynamic as F&B, innovation can be a crucial factor to remaining competitive and assuring sustainable success within the global market. In the second edition of the Future Food CEO Thought Leadership, top leaders and C-level executives from Mintel, UK, General Mills, Al Ghurair Foods, and Agthia Group come together and share their insights on the importance of innovation and how it has contributed to the success of their respective companies and careers.

Seminar 3

23 June 2021

Digital Transformation in Food & Beverages Manufacturing in the Middle East

F&B manufacturers are on the cusp of a massive change with connected factories, predictive maintenance and intelligent asset strategies, the cloud, big data, and analytics all offering tools for F&B manufacturers to overcome today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunities. The session will lay special emphasis on how digital transformation improves product quality, plant management, innovation, and overall competitiveness of the F&B manufacturing organization.

Seminar 4


Next Generation Ecommerce and Business Trends For Food & Beverages Manufacturers

This session is designed to provide F&B Manufacturers an opportunity to identify the latest trends when it comes to monitoring their business operations, ecommerce and developing a quicker decision making process in marketing, enhancing customer experience and helping you plan for greater success in the current challenging environment. Examining the shift from traditional B2B models to Direct to Consumer (D2C), this session will showcase experiences of companies focused on establishing online channels to sell F&B products.

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The Future Food Forum 2021 is hosted annually as an initiative of The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG).

The Food and Beverages Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG) is an association that brings together all food and beverage manufacturing firms in UAE. Formed in 2012, under the auspices of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the FBMG is committed to the development of the food and beverage industry. The group provides a platform for firms to cooperate and resolve some of the key challenges faced by the food and beverages industry in the region. This is also an opportunity for firms to network and collaborates on innovations that will benefit the industry.



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