United Arab Emirates: USA Pavilion Improved Look at Gulfood 2018

Out of a total 167 U.S. exhibitors at Gulfood, 161 reported a total of $81 million in on-site sales with a projected $422 million over the next 12 months as a result of their participation in the event. The USA Pavilion was comprised of 167 U.S. companies, with nearly 20 percent exhibiting for the first time. Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) recruited 40 potential food and beverage buyers from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East to meet with U.S. exporters during the event. This year’s opening of the USA Pavilion was led by USDA’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney.

United Arab Emirates: USA Pavilion Improved Look at Gulfood 2018