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Sponsors and Partners

AGTHIA – FOUNDATION PARTNER

Agthia Group is a leading Abu Dhabi based food and beverage company. Established in 2004, the Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “AGTHIA”. Through Senaat, Agthia Group PJSC is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

The Company’s assets are located in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Turkey and Jordan. Agthia offers a world class portfolio of integrated businesses providing high quality and trusted food and beverage products for consumers across the UAE, GCC, Turkey and the wider Middle East. More than 5,900 employees are engaged in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing various products such as: Water (Al Ain, Al Bayan, Alpin Natural Spring Water, Ice Crystal, VOSS); Snacking (Al Foah, Yoplait, Al Faysal Bakery & Sweets); Grocery (Al Ain Tomato Paste, Al Ain Frozen Vegetables, Al Ain Trading items); Processed Protein (Nabil Foods); Flour (Grand Mills) and Feed (Agrivita).

IFFCO – Foundation partner

By excelling at everything we do, we inspire our customers, suppliers and employees to achieve excellence.

Established in 1975, IFFCO is a United Arab Emirates based international group, which manufactures and markets a well-integrated range of mass-market food products, related derivatives, intermediates and services.

Our business is broadly segmented as:
• Impulse Foods • Culinary, Oils and Beauty • Agri Business • Packaging • Sales & Distribution.

Supported by over 80 operations in 35 countries, our products are available in over 100 markets. We have developed leading FMCG brands, to include Allana, London Dairy, Igloo, Tiffany, Savannah, Noor, Rahma, Hayat, Allegro, Al Baker and Al Khazna. IFFCO offers unmatched consumer value, reaching markets across the Middle East, Africa, Europe, West Asia, Far East and the USA.

The core principles and pillars on which the IFFCO brand has been built are reflected in our vision statement:

“THE PREFERRED PROVIDER OF SUSTAINABLE VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE & EVERY DAY.”

GE Digital – Digital Industries partner

Putting Industrial Data to Work
GE Digital’s mission is to bring simplicity, speed and scale to our customers’ digital transformation with software that helps them to better operate, analyze and optimize their business.

We help today’s digital plant and its mobile, connected workforce accelerate and sustain continuous improvement to drive greater productivity and efficiency, lower total cost of ownership, and increase profitability.

Our mission-critical software accelerates digitization by supporting:

  • – Digital worker – a critical part of your infrastructure modernization
  • – Enterprise visibility and scalability
  • – Continuous improvement programs such as Lean

With 30 years delivering software for industry and 21,000 customers worldwide across manufacturing, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, and beyond, GE Digital can help you solve your industrial challenges.

Spirax Sarco – Food safety partner

Spirax Sarco is the world’s leading provider of steam system solutions. Our global network of over 1,300 dedicated industry engineers in over 40 countries, combine with more than 100 years steam engineering experience, to give you access to the expertise and resources you need to improve the performance of your plant, comply with legislation, meet environmental goals and stay ahead of even the most intense competition. At any given moment, our experts and specialist products are helping our customers to produce food on an industrial scale. Our offering to customers includes products and packages for condensate management, steam quality management, heat control and thermal energy management; site surveys; energy audits; and training.

Grundfos – ENERGY EFFICIENCY PARTNER

Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies. We are committed to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improving the quality of life for people.

Pumps are our business. We are a pump company connecting with millions and millions of people every day, and we set the standard in terms of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability.

Since 1945, when we started our business in Denmark, we have grown and are now represented by more than 100 companies in more than 60 countries and in addition, our products are sold in a larger number of countries by local distributors. Through the decades, we have sharpened our skills, and to this day, we take pride in moving water to where it should be. Using as little energy as possible when doing it. Grundfos is aligned with UAE’s 2030 vision of 30% water and energy consumption reduction, whilst strongly advocating and engaging in UNs Sustainable Development Goals 6 & 13.

MONDELEZ – Platinum partner

Mondelēz International empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. We’re leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum.

We are one of the largest snack companies in the world with global net revenues of $25.9 billion and net earnings of $3.4 billion in 2018. We make and sell primarily snacks, including biscuits (cookies, crackers and salted snacks), chocolate, gum & candy as well as various cheese & grocery and powdered beverage products.

We have operations in more than 80 countries and employ around 80,000 in our factories, offices, research & development facilities and distribution activities around the world.

United Foods – GOLD Partner

United Foods Company is a leading manufacturer of oils and fats in the region. Our flagship brand Aseel, is the leading vegetable ghee brand in the UAE with a majority market share. Similarly, our Mumtaz and Nawar margarine brands are the leading margarine brands in the UAE that together represent a majority market share.

Our state-of-the-art facilities, experienced staff, and internationally certified Quality Management System (QMS) ensures we maintain the highest standards in food safety and quality. We implement robust processes across our entire value chain to ensure we deliver our products in a socially, environmentally, and economically responsible manner.

United Foods Company is a United Arab Emirates based public shareholding company (PSC) that was established in November 1976. United Foods listed its shares on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) in July 2006.

United Foods’s distribution footprint covers the UAE, GCC states, the wider Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Tate & Lyle – GOLD PARTNER

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions for food, beverage and industrial markets. Inspired by our purpose of Improving Lives for Generations, we work with our customers to make food and drink healthier and tastier. Through our expertise in key categories, we deliver sweetness, texture and fibre enrichment to products enjoyed by millions of people every day.

 Endress & Hauser – GOLD PARTNER

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services, and solutions for industrial process measurement and automation.

We offer comprehensive process solutions for flow, level, pressure, analytics, temperature, recording and digital communications, optimizing processes in terms of economic efficiency, safety & environmental impact.

Our customers come from a wide range of industries. The breadth and depth of our offering is unique in the industry and set standards in quality and technology.

With a dense network of sales centers, select representatives, and production centers on four continents we guarantee fast & flexible delivery and competent support to our customers around the globe.

Sidel – Silver Partner

Sidel is a leading provider of equipment and services solutions for packaging beverage, food, home and personal care products in PET, can, glass and other materials.

With over 40,000 machines installed in more than 190 countries, we have nearly 170 years of proven experience, with a strong focus on the factory of tomorrow with advanced systems, line engineering and innovation. Our 5,500+ employees worldwide are passionate about providing solutions that fulfil customer needs and boost the performance of their lines, products and businesses.

Delivering this level of performance requires that we stay flexible. We continuously ensure we understand our customers’ changing challenges and commit to meeting their unique performance and sustainability goals. We do this through dialogue and by understanding the needs of their markets, production and value chains. In turn, we apply our solid technical knowledge and smart data analytics to ensure lifetime productivity reaches its full potential.

We call it Performance through Understanding.

Toluna – Silver Partner

Toluna is a leading digital market research company, enabling quick and cost-effective consumer insights. We deliver on the promise of lean and agile research with quality data, in real-time and on-demand. We own the industry’s first end-to-end, single login real-time consumer intelligence platform, Toluna Start, which automates research and provides reliable consumer insights with speed and cost benefits. Toluna Start can be used across market understanding (including U&A), brand health tracking, all the new product development stages and tests, ad and creative testing, online communities (qual focus groups), with results displayed instantly in flexible dashboards set up for deep data analysis. Toluna offers you:
  • Proprietary online panels in 70+ markets with 40 M+ highly engaged consumers.
  • An expert support team of 2800 working out of 24 offices across the globe delivering around 40,000 projects annually to leading companies such as Procter & Gamble, Colgate Palmolive, Amazon, BBC, Publicis Group, Dentsu, The Boston Consulting Group, Samsung, Qatar Airways, etc.
  • Unmatched speed for your project with the possibility of gathering data from a N=1000 sample size within half a day. Fieldwork is monitored in real-time and automated dashboards enable you to derive insights shortly (hours) after launch.
  • Custom market research services with flexibility to meet your needs (i.e. questionnaire design, survey programming and hosting, sampling, analysis, reporting, etc).

Cotecna – Silver Partner

Cotecna is a leading international provider of testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services for the food and feed industry. Our global network of accredited laboratories provide a large portfolio of analytical services for a wide range of food matrices and across different fields of activity, such as agricultural commodities, foodstuffs, food ingredients, supplements, and food contact materials. We support businesses and governments with state-of-the-art technological methods that help to ensure the quality and safety of their products against local and international standards.

Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Cotecna comprises over 140 offices and laboratories in approximately 50 countries worldwide and employs over 5,000 skilled professionals. We are continually adding new laboratories to our network that further improve the reach and scope of our services, including recent acquisitions of Neotron, Wimpey Laboratories, Baier, Fitosoil, NofaLab and Kaixin. Cotecna is an active member of the TIC Council and is an ISO 9001 certified and ISO 17020 accredited inspection company. Cotecna also holds ISO 17025 accreditations for its laboratories, ISO 17021 for management system accreditation and ISO 17065 for product certification accreditation.

For more information about our services please contact us at info@cotecna.ae or +97143455002, or visit our website at www.cotecna.com

FrieslandCampina – CEO ROUND TABLE PARTNER

Part of FrieslandCampina purpose is “nourishing by nature”, we supply millions of consumers globally with high quality dairy products every day. We’ve been operating in GCC since 1955 and our brands RAINBOW Milk, Frico cheese are household names today.

FrieslandCampina Middle East operates across the Arabian Peninsula in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Yemen and Kuwait. Our geographical scope also includes the Levant countries.

We are among the first multinational dairy companies that entered the Middle East market. our popular brand RAINBOW quality milk was launched in the region in an evaporated milk format. Since then, the rich and creamy taste of RAINBOW quality milk has been loved by the region’s consumers for generations.

We have a vision to further expand business and contribute to society (health, food/nutrient security)

Mai Dubai – CEO ROUND TABLE PARTNER

Since its inception in December 2012, Mai Dubai a fully owned company by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), it is committed to promoting the importance of healthy hydration and raising awareness about adopting healthy drinking habits and staying active and fit. It has grown to become the second biggest bottled water brand in the UAE known for quality, innovation, and safety as its core values. Mai Dubai’s factory and office building run entirely on solar energy, eliminating 15,500 metric tons (MT) of carbon dioxide per year.. The facility is known for having the second-largest solar roof installation in the world and is the largest solar-powered company in the Middle East. The company strives to provide high quality, innovative, and safe products with efficient services while remaining socially and environmentally responsible.

Food & Beverage Networker – MEDIa PARTNER

Spanning the entire value chain of the flourishing food and beverage industry, our dedicated publication covers everything from raw materials to processing, packaging and retail. With decades of expertise covering industry at the sharp end across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, our specialist magazine – ‘Food & Beverage Networker’ – leverages on such knowledge to collate the very best insight from across the sector. The magazine’s core readership is key decision-makers and senior executives from leading companies operating within each of the major F&B supply chain segments.

Providing fresh insight for a new industrial era, we provide on-point comment, engaging reports and relevant analysis of today’s foremost developments across the food & beverage space, encompassing the emerging trends in trade, market challenges, environmental issues and technological innovations that are informing the operations of today’s F&B industrials.

POLAND FRUITS – MEDIa PARTNER

POLAND FRUITS is a business magazine and a web trade platform directed to B2B and B2C.
The mission of magazine is delivering information to the overseas companies interested in the Polish agricultural and food industry. The magazine is also a database which facilitates the exchange of economic and commercial contractors looking for business contacts in Poland.

POLAND FRUITS is addressed to manufacturers, exporters and importers of agricultural and food industry (including food producers, wholesale and retail food trade companies, export/import food companies, groups of producers, producers and distributors of plant protections, machinery and equipment and accessories for agriculture, technology, logistics and transport companies, owners of individual farms, Polish and foreign wholesale buyers of fruits and vegetables).

Food Ingredients First (FIF) – MEDIa PARTNER

FoodIngredientsFirst goes beyond news by providing the actionable insights you need to succeed in today’s dynamic food industry environment.

Halal Focus – MEDIa PARTNER

HalalFocus is a trusted online news resource for global businesses and governments involved in, or looking to enter, the global Halal industry. Since 2007 HalalFocus has provided online daily news updates, cutting edge commentary, research papers, and promotion for Halal industry events. Covering new developments in science and technology now being introduced into the food industry for new alternative meat products, food security, traceability, food safety and fraud protection, is also a necessary addition to this growing sector. HalalFocus is a unique resource for researching all categories of the Halal sector over the past 15 years.

Food and Drink International – MEDIa PARTNER

With over 60,000 readers across the UK and Europe, Food and Drink International (FDI) is the voice of the entire supply chain. Truly from farm to fork, FDI explores the biggest issues facing the global food and drink industry – be that grappling with automation, getting to grips with new regulations, or contending with the environmental agenda etc. Combining high-quality editorial with expert opinion, comment, and insight from industry leaders, FDI’s proven approach continues to resonate with professionals and insiders.

Nutrition Insight (NI) – MEDIa PARTNER

NutritionInsight takes readers inside innovation by providing a diverse news stream, covering topics including nutrition advances, ingredient trends and scientific nutrition research.

The World of Food Ingredients (TWOFI) – MEDIa PARTNER

The World of Food Ingredients is a specialist international journal for beverage and food product developers. It focuses on the technical challenges of combining ingredients in the product development process. The publication includes information on food design trends, formulation and nutrition advances plus all the latest news on matters affecting the industry.