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2022 SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

presented by: FoodTech valley

The Food Tech Valley is established to be centered around food, innovation, knowledge, technology and sustainability. The focus is to support and attract new agricultural technologies, bridging global and local knowledge in the field, while establishing a collaborative network to lead regional transformation and export knowledge toward sustainable food system. The Valley will act as a catalyst to transform the UAE generally and Dubai specifically to be the Hub for future clean tech-based food and agricultural products.

dubai chamber – STRATEGIC SUPPORTER

Dubai Chamber of Commerce was established in 1965.
We are a non-profit public organization whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai. It does so by creating a favourable environment; promoting Dubai as an international business hub and by supporting the development of business.

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.”

Nestle – Foundation partner

As the world’s largest food and beverage company Nestlé IS driven by a simple aim: unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. To deliver on this, Nestlé serves with passion, with a spirit of excellence, offering products and services for all stages of life, every moment of the day, helping people care for themselves and their families.

Nestlé’s origin can trace back to 1866, when the first European condensed milk factory was opened in Cham, Switzerland, by the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company. One year later, Henri Nestlé, a trained pharmacist, launched one of the world’s first prepared infant cereals ‘Farine lactée’ in Vevey, Switzerland.

Today, Nestlé employs around 273,000 people and have factories or operations in almost every country in the world. With headquarters still based in the Swiss town of Vevey, Nestlé had sales of CHF 84.3 billion in 2020.

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.

The Coca-Cola, Middle East – Platinum partner

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, with products sold in more than 200 countries and territories.

The Coca-Cola Company Middle East operation spans across 12 markets including 6 GCC countries, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Yemen. With 23 bottling plants across the region, our portfolio includes nearly 20 sparkling soft drink brands including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Thums Up, QJ, Canada Dry and Schweppes; our hydration and juice brands include arwa, crystal, Al Waha, dasani minera, safia, minute maid, cappy, fuze tea and glaceau vitamin water.

Our company’s purpose is to refresh the world and make a difference and we’re constantly transforming our portfolio to bring innovative new products with something for everyone. We also seek to positively impact people’s lives, communities and the planet through our sustainability initiatives – from water replenishment to waste management, recycling to women empowerment initiatives while we continue to create a rewarding ecosystem for our employees, partners, consumers and customers.

For more information, visit us at Coca-Cola Middle East

Sadia-brf – Platinum partner

With more than 85 years of history and a team that is bigger than many cities in Brazil (and in the world!), BRF is consisted of more than 90,000 employees working out of 130 countries to serve clients all around the globe.

With a strong belief that a better future will demand quality food, BRF’s chain is vivid, long and complex, which requires sustainable management. Sustainable because it looks at the development of people — all of them: employees, partners, clients, consumers. Sustainable because it respects the environment and animal welfare. Sustainable because it fosters business growth to create and share value with all those that are part of BRF’s chain. BRF believes that only then will we be able to take responsibility for our results and offer quality food.

PepsiCo – Platinum partner

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay’s, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Beverages and Convenient Foods by Winning with PepsiCo Positive (pep+). pep+ is our strategic end-to-end transformation that puts sustainability and human capital at the center of how we will create value and growth by operating within planetary boundaries and inspiring positive change for the planet and the people. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com

Hayatna – Platinum partner

Hayatna is committed to providing the most exceptional dairy and food products which meet the nutritional expectations of the diverse community of the UAE. With a strong commitment to continuouslt be innovative and conscious of the needs of their customers, Hayatna is an active contributor to the nutritional wellness of the people of the UAE as the country embraces the value of healthy living.

EDB – Platinum partner

Emirates Development Bank (EDB) is the key financial engine for the economic development and industrial advancement of the UAE with the mission to foster a healthy, sustainable, and self-reliant economy. Given its developmental mandate, EDB provides favourable financing solutions to SMEs and corporates domiciled in the UAE and engaged in sectors of strategic priority to the nation, including food security. In alignment with the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy 2051, EDB supports companies and developmental projects in areas such as agriculture advanced technologies, food production, and farming. Beyond financing, the Bank also offers entrepreneurs and SMEs in particular a selection of digital banking products and education programmes tailored to business start-up requirements. Through collaborations with strategic partners such as the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, EDB enables drivers of innovation to address opportunities and challenges in UAE food security.

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.

TETRAPAK – Platinum partner

Working closely with our customers, we make food safe and available, everywhere.
Every day, across the world billions of litres of water, milk, juice and other liquid foods are consumed. At Tetra Pak, we have developed a range of packages to protect both the nutritional value and the taste of the products inside. Thanks to Tetra Pak technology, the packaging and distribution of liquid products to the consumer has been greatly facilitated.

“A package should save more than it costs.” This was the tenet of the founder of Tetra Pak, Dr. Ruben Rausing, who initiated the development of the tetrahedron shaped package. The fundamental idea was to form a tube from a roll of plastic-coated paper, fill it with the beverage and seal it below the level of the liquid.

Today, Tetra Pak offers much more than just packaging equipment for liquid food products. We also provide a range of processing and packaging technologies for use with a broad array of products, from ice cream and cheese to fruit, vegetables and pet food. We supply complete systems for processing, packaging and distribution, designed to optimise the use of resources. Our processing systems are not only developed to treat the products gently, but also to minimise the use of raw materials and energy during manufacture and subsequent distribution. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations and to enhancing the environmental performance of our products and solutions, including the continued development of environmentally efficient packages that protect food and prevent it from being wasted.

Kellogg’s – Platinum partner

Driven by the legacy of their innovative founder, W.K. Kellogg, the Kellogg Company is the world’s leading producer of cereal and a leader in snacks production. Every day, Kellogg’s well-loved brands, delight families in more than 180 countries. With billions in annual sales, their brands include Cheez-It®, Coco Pops®, Corn Flakes®, Eggo®, Frosted Flakes®, Kellogg’s®, Mini-Wheats®, Pop-Tarts®, Pringles®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, and many more.

NFPC – Platinum partner

NFPC (National Food Products Company) was founded in 1971 with the establishment of a dairy production facility in the middle of the Arabian Desert, in Abu Dhabi, and we are proudly celebrating the 50th anniversary this year.

With Milco starting its operations in the United Arab Emirates capital, we were committed from the start to two basic principles – quality and service.

In 1977, NFPC Started its own manufacturing plant for plastic cups Modern Plastic Company- MPC, a second addition to the group, and another first for the UAE.

In 1976, a group was established to import dairy products from Europe. The operation grew quickly and a joint venture company in partnership with the Danish / Swedish co-operative Arla, was established.

In 1981 Long-life milk and fruit juices were added to NFPC products portfolio, when we bought LACNOR, a French-owned enterprise based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

In 1984 we established the UAE’s first bottled water plant– and started a trend which has made the country one of the world’s highest per capita consumers of bottles water, when Oasis has started its operation in the U.A.E.

Oasis Pure Water introduced its PET bottle range after the 5 Gallon bestselling line, in 1997 to cater to the consumers’ on the go needs. A wide range of recyclable PET bottles in different sizes was offered – 100ml (cups), 300ml, 500ml, 1.5L and a 5l & 1 gallon – to accommodate various lifestyles. Oasis has been taking significant steps towards a sustainable future, by reducing its Carbon Footprint through the use of technological advances that reduce the use of plastic in the PET bottles, introducing the first paper-based water packaging in the region, reducing its water footprint through innovative technological solutions that reduce water wastage and through CSR campaigns that provide water to those in need around the world and promote “Reduce, Recycle, Reuse” initiatives in developed countries like the UAE. It expanded its portfolio in 2005 with adding Blu Sparkling Water to its products.

Today, NFPC is in the final stages of the fulfilment journey, of its visionary milestone of “NFPC Mega Plant” at Khalifa industrial Zone – Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), a manufacturing cluster with 752,000 square meters; NFPC has recently finalized consolidation of manufacturing units of Lacnor, Milco, Gulf & Safa and Oasis under one cluster. “NFPC Mega Plant” is equipped with most advanced technology and fully automated manufacturing units and storage capacity.

National Food Products Company is one of the leading premier food and beverage companies in the Middle East, a position we have won by responding and fulfilling our customers needs and expectations; and by looking after our employees and maintaining a high level of flexibility in our operations.

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.

AL-FUTTAIM LOGISTICS – LOGISTICS Partner

Established in 1980, Al-Futtaim Logistics, part of Al-Futtaim Group, is one of the 3PL pioneers in the UAE with global reach to 150 countries.

Company manages over 1.2 million sqm. of multi-temperature warehouses and open yard storages located within proximity to major air and sea hubs in the UAE.

Al-Futtaim Logistics offers integrated logistics solutions, including inbound freight, local services, customs clearance, multi-temperature warehousing, value-added solutions, and temperature-controlled home/store deliveries for F&B manufacturers & distributors.

We cover sectors such as:
• Restaurants
• Fast Food Chains
• Hypermarkets
• Hotels & Catering
• Dairy
• Cargo Owners/ Manufacturers

As an AEO certified operator with airside permits and ISO certified Food Safety Management principles, Al-Futtaim Logistics provides its’ customers reliable, quick & dynamic solutions with real-time visibility throughout the journey.

Abu Dhabi Food Hub – KEZAD – FOOD TRADE & LOGISTICS PARTNER

Strategically located in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Food Hub is a one-stop-shop, an integrated ecosystem to facilitate wholesale trade and logistics across all food categories.

The 3.3 square kilometres project is a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Ports Group and Ghassan Aboud Group, in collaboration with Rungis International Market and is an integral part of UAE’s food security agenda.

The hub will facilitate access to the regional and global markets through its world class multimodal transport network, logistics infrastructure and unparalleled connectivity.

The hub is an ambitious venture of global scale and will play an important part in modernizing food trade in the region.

Yokogawa – GOLD Partner

Founded in 1915, Yokogawa engages in broad-ranging activities in the areas of measurement, control, and information. The industrial automation business provides vital products, services, and solutions to a diverse range of process industries including oil, chemicals, natural gas, power, iron and steel, and pulp and paper. With the life innovation business the company aims to radically improve productivity across the pharmaceutical and food industry value chains. The test & measurement, aviation, and other businesses continue to provide essential instruments and equipment with industry-leading precision and reliability.

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.

Al Rawabi – GOLD Partner

Al Rawabi Dairy Company is the largest local based dairy in the UAE, both in production capacity and herd size.

Al Rawabi started out with 500 imported cows from Holland in 1989, and today proudly holds a herd of 13,000 cows, out of which 8,000 are milking cows. The farm is located in Dubai, UAE and it is equipped with a showering and cooling system for the cows, a high edge environmental system, that was awarded with many local and international recognition.

The company produces 275,000 liters of dairy products every single day and 150,000 liters of juices. At peak times and 100% capacity, the production can reach half a million litre of dairy and juice products per a day.

Innovation is at the core of the company thinking – Al Rawabi first introduced the plastic bottles in 1991 in GCC, first introduced pasteurized juices, and is the first company to launch functional products – such as Nutree Boost, Super Milk and Vitamin D milk. All of the products have been developed to address burning health issues of the GCC region, particularly the overall presence of Vitamin D deficiency.

The company today is awarded with ISO 9001, ISO 14003, ISO 22000, HACCP certifications and has received many local and international recognitions, such as Agra Me Award, Best Environmental Practices, as well as listed two time among top companies in the Arab World by Forbes Magazine.

AL AIN FARMS – GOLD Partner

Al Ain Farms is one of the UAE’s leading Dairy, Juice and Poultry companies. Al Ain Farms was formed in 1981 under the vision of the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Father of the Nation.

The Company became the first on the UAE scene to deliver fresh dairy and poultry products to its customers, heralding a new beginning for the region to become self-sufficient in food production. Going from being the UAE’s first dairy farm with just 200 cows Al Ain Farms became the forefront of the growing food industry and has established itself as the pre-eminent food brand. Today, Al Ain Farms is set to propel the company into wider markets as it gears up for exponential growth.

Products:
• Dairy Products: Fresh Cow’s Milk, Fresh Camel Milk, Yoghurt, Laban
• Juices: Fresh Juices, Long Life Juices
• Poultry: Fresh Chicken, Chicken Pieces, Chicken Burgers, Eggs

CHR Hansen – GOLD Partner

Chr. Hansen is a leading global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Chr. Hansen’s natural solutions play a key role in creating a food system that is resilient and prepared to feed a growing population while also minimizing its adverse climate impact – ensuring greater sustainability from farm to fork. With a product innovation that is based on almost 40,000 microbial strains, Chr. Hansen is uniquely positioned to address some of society’s most pressing challenges such as climate change, food waste, global health and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides.

SGS – GOLD Partner

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

We provide worldwide, independent services that make a difference in people’s lives allowing full market access by identifying, meeting and complying with the requirements of target markets, anywhere in the world across industry. Our core services include

o Testing: Reduce risks, shorten time to market and test the quality, safety and performance of your products against relevant health, safety and regulatory standards with our global network of testing facilities
o Inspection: Control quantity and quality, and meet all relevant regulatory requirements across different regions and markets with our world-leading inspection and verification services
o Certification: Ensure that your products, processes, systems or services meet national and international standards and regulations with our comprehensive certification services
o Training: Keep up with the latest developments in standards, regulations and technology with high-quality training and development for every level of your organization – anywhere in the world

Crown – GOLD Partner

At Crown, we are passionate about helping our customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world.

We do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike. This is no small achievement, since value means something different to each of these stakeholders. Crown’s creative packaging solutions are well-suited to address each of these interpretations of “value” thanks to the inherent properties of metal and the innovation that has taken place throughout our company’s history. We are proud to be the leader in metal packaging technology. With operations in 47 countries employing over 33,000 people and net sales of $11.6 billion, we are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to growing economies in Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East and North Africa. Whether improving existing technology or pioneering a new concept, we are committed to working in partnership with our customers to drive their businesses locally and globally. We have an ambitious sustainability plan for the next decade. With Twentyby30, we are elevating our commitment to sustainability by establishing 20 measurable goals to be achieved by the end of 2030.

Tate & Lyle – GOLD PARTNER

Tate & Lyle’s purpose, Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food, inspires everything they do. Whether it’s by making food and drink healthier and tastier; continuously improving how they work; promoting a safe working environment; or making a difference to our local communities, Tate & Lyle believes they can successfully grow their business and have a positive impact on society.

What is it they do? Simply put, Tate & Lyle makes healthy food tastier and tasty food healthier. Tate & Lyle’s work is driven by consumer health needs and trends, governments desire to build and support healthy communities, and the need for affordable food and nutrition in many parts of the world. Delivering ingredients and solutions to meet all these needs, Tate & Lyle’s speciality sweeteners and fibres help reduce sugar and calories. Tate & Lyle’s fibres fortify food and improve digestive health while their texturants and stabilising systems help extend shelf-life and make food manufacturing easier.

Across the globe, Tate & Lyle is transforming lives through the science of food.

 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.

RAQAM Consultancy – GOLD PARTNER

RAQAM Consultancy – The leading Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance Management firm in Dubai for the MENAT region.

Started operating in 2011 and grown to become one of the highly trusted regulatory, quality, and scientific affairs advisors in the FMCG industry worldwide.

RAQAM helps organizations implement regulatory strategies by allocating scientific task forces to conduct research, compliance, intelligence, registration, and advocacy activities, RAQAM’s flexible, exclusive, and confidential support depends on several factors, such as target markets and classifications, and may extend to several strategic exercises such as risks analysis, label unifications, and supply chain support. Generally, our experts are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to enhance FMCG products’ lifecycle from concept to market delivery by providing regular advice with the best applicable practices for products’ market entry and sustainability.

We are focused on ensuring that all products meet necessary regulatory and quality standards before landing in the hands of customers, our regulatory and quality assurance Experts can be found working across virtually any industry that develops or manufactures products. Get a detailed knowledge of our successful journey by visiting our website https://www.raqam.com/

Jiffy – GOLD PARTNER

The future is quick! Don’t let your customers wait – deliver in a Jiffy!

Jiffy is a London based, next generation Quick Commerce software company. Jiffy raised $35M being an on-demand grocery delivery service and has built a top-notch 360° modular IT platform for quick ecommerce automation.

 

Jiffy offers a full-stack solution or separate ready-to-use seperate modules such as:

E-commerce App & Web
Warehouse Management & Picking
Delivery Software
Replenishment
Data Analytics & BI

 

With Jiffy you can:

Launch e-commerce operations in just 3 months
Scale online sales operations
Manage inventory in real-time
Meet customers expectations for quick and accurate delivery
and more…

 

Jiffy delivers innovation – you provide your customers with convenient delivery.

Emirates Macaroni Factory – GOLD PARTNER

Founded in 1979, Emirates Macaroni Factory (EMF) is a multi-local food company and a pioneer of pasta production in the entire Middle East region, producing superior quality pasta and available in more than 38 countries spreading over all the six continents. We are responsible for manufacturing and distributing a diversified food product portfolio known for its consistently high quality, innovative shapes, and mouth-watering taste, including Emirates Macaroni, Dubai Macaroni, Al Worood, Lubna, Hat, and Verda. With more than 40 years of sustainable growth, EMF continues to provide nutritious and healthy products and holds a large percentage of local market share, market leadership, and brand loyalty.

Kraft Heinz – Silver Partner

We are driving transformation at The Kraft Heinz Company Middle East Africa and Turkey, inspired by our Purpose, Let’s Make Life Delicious. Consumers are at the center of everything we do. We leverage our agility, entrepreneurial spirit and ownership to unleash the full power of our brands and people across MEA. We are committed to growing our iconic Heinz brand, ahead of competition, to delight our consumer in line with their local taste preferences and changing demands. As global citizens, we’re dedicated to making a sustainable, ethical impact while helping feed the world in healthy, responsible ways.

Learn more about our journey by visiting www.kraftheinzcompany.com or following us on LinkedIn.

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

Mars – Silver Partner

For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including GALAXY®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, Pet Partners™, and VCA™.

We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive.

For more information about Mars, please visit www.mars.com. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Arla foods – Silver Partner

We are 19,000 colleagues across 30 countries and 9,800 dairy farmer-owners in Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. We aim to create the future of dairy, to bring healthy and sustainable dairy products to people across the world and to lead the transition toward sustainable dairy farming and production. We work continuously on the farms, at the dairies and in our administration to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact. We are committed to champion good food habits and inspire a healthy life. We collaborate with NGOs and public stakeholders to develop viable dairy sectors in our emerging markets and to ensure access to affordable dairy nutrients. And we take our responsibility, our relationships, and our role in society seriously. Through these actions, we support a stronger planet and enable stronger people. We work together with our customers, scientists, suppliers, NGO’s and other stakeholders who help us develop our business. Our consumers will benefit from our innovative approach and quality focus through our the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak®, Castello® and Puck®, which are sold in more than 120 countries.

Al Islami Foods – Silver Partner

Al Islami is a company founded on enduring values and principles. With great commitment to excellence, quality, hygiene and innovation has made Al Islami is one of the most trustworthy consumer brands in the world. Al Islami believes that safeguarding the health and welfare of its consumers is not only critical to their operational philosophy, but also to its success. Which is why, Al Islami ensures to take special care to use only natural ingredients and do not use any non-permissible ingredients in the production. Always going the extra mile to uphold their commitment to consumer health and safety. With some of the most stringent quality control processes in place, Dubai Municipality considers Al Islami products as the benchmark for Halal products. In fact, in a Meat Species Test conducted by Dubai Municipality to find out the animal origin of meat products by protein analysis, it was proven beyond a shadow of doubt that Al Islami products were 100% Halal.

Lootah Bio Fuel – Circular Economy Partner

Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah Group is a business entity created after the successful completion of SS Lootah Group’s biodiesel Project, which won the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transportation (DAST) for the use of biofuel, made from Used Cooking Oil. Lootah Biofuels aims to introduce and innovate sustainable solutions for the long term energy requirements. Lootah Biofuels produces biodiesel from used cooking oil for our customers’ individual quality and sustainability requirements.

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.