The tenth edition of the SIAL Middle East exhibition, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Agriculture and Food Safety, was concluded in Abu Dhabi.
The exhibition, in its tenth session, along with the activities of the fifth session of the Abu Dhabi Dates Exhibition, achieved record and exceptional results, the most prominent of which was the conclusion of deals worth 7.2 billion dirhams and attracting more than 23 thousand visitors, an increase of 13% over the previous session, who flocked to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center over three days from 50 Country .
SIAL Middle East, one of the most prominent regional platforms specialized in the food, beverage and hospitality sector, witnessed a growth in the exhibition spaces that reached 22 thousand square meters, an increase of 22% compared to about 18 thousand square meters in the past year, and the number of new exhibitors doubled to 16 exhibitors compared to the number of new exhibitors Last year, who reached 8 exhibitors, the number of participating countries increased by 20%, and activities on the sidelines of the exhibition increased by 67% to 15 events.
The SIAL exhibition this year recorded an increase of 10% in the exhibiting companies from the UAE, which amounted to 76 companies, and the exhibition space for the national pavilions increased to 3,373 square meters, a growth of 54% over the previous year.
Saeed Al-Bahri Salem Al-Amri, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Agriculture and Food Safety, the strategic partner of the exhibition, said that the participation of the authority resulted in the signing of a number of cooperation agreements related to food security, food safety and sustainable agricultural development and the support of local farmers with a selection of vital national institutions and leading private sector companies in areas closely related With the ingredients of food and biosecurity and agriculture.