25 – 26 September, Dubai Mall, UAE


Transforming our world of Food and Beverage Manufacturing

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The Future Food Forum is the first of its kind event aimed at food and beverage manufacturing leaders taking place in the Middle East region. A culmination of all aspects of food and beverage manufacturing business – this platform will address the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers, producers, brand and label owners, retailers, logistics and technology service providers, government organisations and other law enforcement agencies involved in the business of food manufacturing.
The outlook for the food and beverage manufacturing business in the region is positive. Thanks to the increase in the population, per capita disposable income food consumption is increasing and at the same time going through a change in consumption pattern due new dietary habits, health consciousness are creating demand for new and diverse foods. Regional food manufacturers have to play a massive role in overcoming the ever increasing dependency on imported foods which is often leading to food shortages and pricing issues. Government stakeholders need to work with the local manufacturers and value added resellers to create the right balance. A combination of all these factors opens up the need for a platform that brings together all stake holders of food business in the region today to examine and find answers for some of the critical challenges faced by the food and beverage manufacturers today

The forum will discuss how regional manufacturers, investors, and entrepreneurs can transform the GCC food and beverage market with strong fundamentals for meeting the demands of staple food requirements but quite immature when it comes to meeting the needs for value added and niche products. The forum will analyse what measures are needed to sustain strong growth and innovation and how manufacturers can reap the benefits and stay relevant.

The forum will look at the state of food manufacturing on a global level, highlighting world best practices. Taking place over two days the event will feature high-level panel discussions, keynote presentation and industry-specific workshops and masterclasses.

Speakers of Future Food Forum 2019

H.E. Mariam Bint M. Al Mheiri

Minister of State for Food Security UAE

Majid Saif Al Ghurair

Chairman Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Saleh Lootah

Chairman Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group , UAE

H.E. Abdulla Al Maeeni

Director General Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology, UAE

Mella Frewen

Director General Food and Drink Europe, Belgium

Abdulla Aujan

Executive Chairman Aujan Group Holding, KSA

Thamer Temairik

CEO Halwani Bros, KSA

Tariq Alwahedi

CEO Agthia Group, UAE

Rory McCarthy

Chief Commercial Officer Yellow Door Energy, UAE & Jordan

Luke Truin

CEO Food People, UAE

Jacek Plewa

General Manager
Global Food Industries, Al Batha Holding , UAE

Nicole Rogers


Shashank Vengsarkar

Managing Director Dohler Middle East

Dr. Suheel Ahmed

CEO Arabian Farms

Dominique Floch

Regional Director Tate & Lyle DMCC

Ahmed Belyouha

Chairman Emirates Macroni Factory

Safiyya Akoojee


Sumeet Mathur

CEO Freisland Campina, UAE

Wael Ismail

Senior Director Public Policy Government and Corporate Affairs, Pepsico Middle East

Ahmed Elshal

General Secretary Nutricia Middle East DMCC (part of Danone group)

Abdul Majeed Alotaibi

Director Regulatory Affairs

Shravan Narula

Founder & CEO The Small Data Store

Diana Sabrain

Co-Founder OneAgrix

Sahil P.A.P

Auditor & Trainer (Food Safety) SGS

Dr. Ashraf Mahate

Chief Economist Dubai Exports

Joachim Yebouet

Chief Executive Officer FOODCO Holding PJSC

Dr. Rabih Kamleh

Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance and R&D Agthia Group, UAE

Future Food Forum 2019 Supporters & Partners

The 5th Annual Future Food Forum 2023, organized by the UAE Food and Beverage Manufacturers Association under the auspices of Dubai Chamber of Commerce

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