Within the framework of the actions implemented by the Argentine Foreign Ministry through the Export Promotion Plan 2022 more than 70 companies from the Argentine food sector will be present in the United Arab Emirates from 13 to 18 February in search of expanding their presence in the Middle East and North Africa market (MENA).
The Argentine delegation will be composed of 73 companies from 9 provinces (Santa Fe, Mendoza, Tucumán, Córdoba, Buenos Aires, Jujuy, Entre Ríos, Misiones and San Juan) with a wide range of productive offer, including grains and seeds, peanuts, flour, sweets, yerba mate and tea, honey, poultry, dairy and nuts, among others.
To promote its export potential, Argentina -which participates in Gulfood continuously since 2005- will have its own space of more than 650 square meters, composed of three pavilions and three different sectors: “Pulses & grains “for the display of legumes and grains; “World Food”, for yerba mate, snacks, chocolates and sweets, nuts, flours, oils, dry pasta, biscuits, sugar, dairy and soy proteins; and “Meat & Poultry”, for poultry companies.
In addition, Argentine companies will have a space to hold meetings and business rounds. The Argentine salon will be equipped with monitors where you will show what the country offers in terms of food and drinks. Gulfood attracts large buyers from the Middle East and North and Central Africa, India, Asia and Russia.
In addition, Argentine companies will have a space to hold meetings and business rounds. The Argentine salon will be equipped with monitors that will show the country´s offers in terms of food and drinks. Gulfood attracts large buyers from the Middle East and North and Central Africa, India, Asia and Russia.
The trade mission to Dubai is part of the plan for the Gulf region, which presents a very high economic complementarity with Argentina; is a region that by its agro-ecological and climatic characteristics imports food and agricultural products to supply the demand of its citizens.
It’s important to highlight that the Gulf countries as a whole have a population of 57 million inhabitants; a GDP of 1.3 trillion dollars and a GDP per capita close to 24 thousand dollars a year. Within this framework, the United Arab Emirates has a population of 9.3 million; a GDP of 359 billion dollars and a GDP per capita in the order of 38 thousand dollars. The Middle East economy annually demands about $430 billion in imports, of which food accounts for about 20 per cent of the total.
The Plan de Promoción de Exportaciones 2022 (Export Promotion Plan 2022) comes from the work carried out in the framework of the Consejo Público-Privado para la Promoción de Exportaciones (Public-Corporate Export Promotion Council) which has the participation of about 300 chambers and entities linked to foreign trade from all over Argentina.