AE Gulfood France

The Gulfood show was held in Dubai on 13-17 February, gathering agri-food professionals from all over the world in the Middle East.

The fair attracts around 5,000 exhibitors and more than 100,000 professional buyers from 186 countries, and French interprofessional organisation Interfel participated for the second time.

Five French companies mostly specialising in apples, Apple Bird, Blue Whale, Cardell Export, Harmonie and Pominter, exhibited on a combined French stand.

'In parallel with the Universal Expo, an educational pop-up featuring the codes of the French market made its return to the France Pavilion during the Universal Exhibition from February 14-16,' Interfel stated. 'More than 2,100 tastings were carried out over three days among the 45,000 visitors present at the Expo.'

Interfel's international director, Daniel Soares, commented: 'It's been a very great week with a commercial impact for our companies, which have been able to meet many customers, and also with a significant media impact due to the visit of influencers on the show and the exhibition.”