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2020-05-27 (1)

The Dubai Advantage: Food and Agribusiness Webinar

Tuesday 9 June, 4pm AEST/10am DXB

The Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AACCI) and the Australian Business Council Dubai (ABC Dubai) are delighted to jointly host a four-webinar series with Dubai FDI and sector focused free zones covering Food & Agribusiness, Logistics, Health and Technology.

With a population of 10 million and growing, the UAE is the leading food consumer within the GCC. Apart from its strong macroeconomic and demographic factors, tourism plays a vital role in boosting food consumption, with the highest inflow of tourists among all GCC countries.

The desert Gulf Arab states rely on food imports for 80-90% of local demand and have invested billions of dollars on agricultural ventures outside their borders.

The continued challenge to secure and create sustainable food sources for the future and growing health trends which drive strong consumer demand for superfoods. This further supports the quest for the development of domestic production underpinned by new technology solutions, enabling farming in the arid climate, efficient irrigation and local organic food production.

In addition, the UAE’s strategic location and strong logistics sector are a significant link in the region’s food chain. The country has become the world’s third largest re-exporter of food.

Many distributors and retail chains operate in the wider region and use the UAE with its excellent logistics and warehousing as a base for re-exports, thereby offering additional value add and sales opportunities to international suppliers.

Companies interested in expanding their businesses offshore and/or accessing high potential new markets are invited to gain:

  • First-hand insights from leading Dubai free zones
  • Key industry sectors contacts

For more information please contact:
Barbara Haggerty
Barbara.haggerty@austarb.com.au
+61 409 775 001

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