30 OCTOBER - 1 NOVEMBER 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre

Welcome to GulfHost

GulfHost is the Gulfood hospitality and Foodservice Expo that welcomes international hotels, restaurants, retailers and traders to source all manner of professional kitchen and dining equipment and services over 3 days. During its launch edition in 2017, GulfHost welcomed more than 25,000 visitors including international chefs, GMs, F&B Managers and procurement heads from Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Unilever, Starbucks, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Burger King, Nestle Professional, Hilton Hotel Group and many others. As the region’s only dedicated platform for global hospitality solutions, this year’s 2nd edition is already doubling its sector coverage, expanding through dedicated Zones for Gelato & Bakery, Cafe & Bar and HORECA. 

Features & Networking

Interactive activities including the GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference, Chef's Education, the Gelato Campus, the National Barista & Latte Art Championship and others offer visitors the chance to receive certified training alongside interactive cooking and serving demonstrations onsite. GulfHost is quite literally MENA’s single annual opportunity to stay at the cutting edge of Foodservice preparation for the year ahead. Conference delegates also benefit from entrepreneurial case studies shared by more than 60 seasoned experts at the Free to Attend GulfHost Restaurant Development Conference powered by International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai (ICCA) and Middle East Food Forum (MEFF).





Exhibitors' Profile

More than 2,500 brands showcase their solutions at GulfHost, including kitchen, dining, café, bakery and bar equipment manufactured across Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and the Middle East. The industry’s global bellwether brands form an integral part of the GulfHost line-up, including ALI S.p.A, Gruppo, Cimbali Spa, PreGel S.p.A. and MEC 3 to name a few.

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Why should I visit?

Convenience: GulfHost brings together the biggest international buyers and suppliers at a central destination between East and West. Dubai is strategically positioned to serve both established and emerging markets, making it more accessible than other competitive events taking place in Europe or America.

Business Opportunity: There is a marked rise in hotel development and renovation taking place in the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2020, creating exceptional networking potential. The Middle East and North Africa region as a whole is in the midst of exponential tourism growth, with operators openly exploring destinations in the Middle East, where tourism is booming.

In addition, GulfHost is co-located with 3 complementary trade events showcasing finished-food products in the form of gourmet & fine food fare at The Speciality Food Festival, seafood at SEAFEX and confectionery & snacks at yummex Middle East. Your GulfHost entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.