Dubai is preparing once again to host the international exhibition of vegetables and fruits and the international trade fair for flowers and plants in the Middle East
The region's two most important vegetable and fruit and vegetable industry events are returning to Dubai in a larger location that includes new participation from two countries.
Dubai is preparing once again to host the eighth edition of the International Fruit and Vegetable Exhibition (WOP Dubai) between 13-15 November 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Center, in cooperation with Dubai Municipality. It is expected that this annual exhibition will achieve remarkable success, especially as it attracts about 235 exhibitors from 34 countries, representing a growth of 15% compared to last year's session. The exhibition will coincide with the organization of the 11th International Trade Fair for Flowers and Plants in the Middle East (IPM Dubai). Both exhibitions are considered to be the most important events for fresh fruits and vegetables and flowers in the region. This year, the annual international exhibition of fruits and vegetables is expected to witness the participation of 7,000 delegates and decision-makers from 78 countries around the world. An additional hall has been allocated to accommodate the increasing demand, bringing the total exhibition area to 9,720 square meters. This represents an increase of 30% over last year, an aspect that reflects the importance of the exhibition in this thriving sector, and at the same time contributes to cementing Dubai's position as a leading center for fruit and vegetable trade in the global market. For the first time, India and Greece will join the long list of countries participating with national pavilions at the fair, with the aim of promoting their activities at the sector level. A wide range of countries are also participating in the exhibition, including Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Kenya, Portugal, Turkey and Spain. The pavilion of the Kingdom of Morocco will be the largest during the next session of the exhibition for the third year in a row, while China will account for the second largest. Parallel to its success and rapid growth, this exhibition has maintained its reputation as a platform for networking with clients, dealers and industry professionals who share the same ideas and concepts. On this occasion, Tariq Sebaei, Project Manager at Planet Fair, said: “We are very proud of the tremendous growth witnessed by the Dubai International Vegetable and Fruits Exhibition and the International Trade Fair for Flowers and Plants in the Middle East, and we are also pleased with their consolidation as two of the most important exhibitions in the sector In the Middle East, we have cooperated closely with the Fruit and Vegetable Department of Dubai Municipality for 8 consecutive years, which has greatly contributed to enhancing our chances of success. We affirm that Dubai Municipality and the Dubai International Vegetable and Fruits Exhibition share a common goal of continuing to work to consolidate its position Dubai as a global center for the fruit and vegetable trade. "