Panama participation in Gulfood 2022

The biggest culinary show in Dubai

February 13-17, 2022

Panama participated for the first time in the Gulfood expo in Dubai, considered the largest food and beverage fair event in the Middle East.

Before the eyes of thousands of attendees to this event, some thirty Panamanian companies exhibited their products such as specialty coffee, honeys, jams, spices, sauces, chocolates, malt, water, among other foods, in the space provided by the Authority for Investment Attraction and Export Promotion of Panama (PROPANAMA).

The Dubai World Trade Center was the venue for this activity, which took place from February 13 to 17, within the framework of Expo 2020 Dubai.

With the participation in Gulfood, Panamanian companies had the opportunity to connect and create new business relationships with more than 5 thousand suppliers from 198 countries, who were present, discovering different opportunities with companies in the Middle East, in order to explore new market niches.

The main reason for Panama's impulse towards the Eastern market was centered on the fact that they import 85% of what they consume, and have buyers with high per capita incomes. This gastronomic meeting was a valuable opportunity for Panamanian companies interested in the market to exhibit and present their products at the largest food and beverage industry event in Dubai. 

The essential objective was to achieve business meetings, so that all participants were able to present and introduce their products to industry professionals, leave samples to distributors and potential buyers.