Future Food 2020

Seminar 1:

Preparing for the post Covid-19 consumer in the Food and Beverage Sector

Food and beverage stakeholders from across the GCC tuned in online to shed light on the latest industry developments, address growing challenges and debate best practice.
H.E. Abdalla Sultan Saif Al Fan Al Shamsi actively addressed the delegation and joined speakers from UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group, Ministry of Economy, UAE, Nielsen Arabian Peninsula & Pakistan, Spinneys Dubai LLC, Emirates Macroni Factory, Nestlé UAE LLC, Al Rawabi Dairy Co. LLC, Friesland Campina Middle East to encourage progress and invite everyone to continue their efforts for the advancement of the UAE food and beverage sector.


industry delegates


industry leading speakers


minutes knowledge sharing

Seminar highlights

The inaugural seminar of the Future Food CEO Thought Leadership Series successfully connected senior leaders of the UAE food and beverage sector to address recent challenges and opportunities of the new Covid-19 business environment. H.E. Abdalla Sultan Saif Al Fan Al Shamsi opened the conversation on the latest advancements to tackle pandemic constraints and engaged directly to respond to questions from the senior delegation. Andrey Dvoychenkov, Managing Director at Nielsen Arabian Peninsula & Pakistan, led a high-value discussion exploring commercial shifts from the pandemic and observations on its impact on consumer behaviour. The expert speaker panel together also brought to attention insights into the latest manufacturing and purchasing trends and the responsibility of all stakeholders to uphold quality standards to set the tone for progress as we undertake the next phase of the pandemic. The power of brands to offer new price points, the shifting demands across the supply chain, the age of online ordering, and relationship management were also key topics during the active debate.

Seminar 2:

Driving successful innovation in Food & Beverage Manufacturing in the Middle East

Featured Topics

  • Innovation trends in F&B manufacturing
  • Food innovation, R&D and organisational culture
  • Regional success stories and case studies
  • Food product innovation in the post Covid-19 world
  • Improving product efficiency, quality and portfolio
  • Opportunities for UAE/GCC food & beverage players

Seminar 3:

Digital transformation in food & beverages manufacturing in the middle east

Food and beverage innovaon leaders met virtually to address the importance of digital transformaons to improve product quality, plant management, ROI efficiency, and evolving trends for the advancement of F&B businesses everywhere.

Mohammed Ali Al Kamali, Deputy CEO, Dubai Industries and Exports welcomed speakers from
GE Digital, Friesland Campina, Tetra Pak, and 150+ aendees to share their experiences and
operaons for the benefit of manufacturers & consumers alike

Seminar overview

Hosted by the UAE Food & Beverage Manufacturers Group, this interesng session allows experts to outline how and why F&B manufacturers of all sizes in the Middle East should embrace the digital transformaon and why this is needed to meet the changing needs of the consumers. F&B manufacturers are on the cusp of a massive change with connected factories, predicve maintenance and intelligent asset strategies, the cloud, big data, and analycs all offering tools for F&B manufacturers to overcome today’s challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s opportunies. The session laid special emphasis on how digital transformaon improves product quality, plant management, innovaon, and overall compeveness of the F&B manufacturing organizaon.
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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