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  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Center

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  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Center

Co-located with

Co-located with

yummex    GFM       Private Label & Licensing Middle East

Why Exhibit

Why Exhibit

Why tap into the MEASA region?

Meet regional demand expected to reach US$ 7.3 billion by 2021


Launched in 2018, the Gulfood Global Industry Outlook Report stated that we are soon to accommodate a billion extra consumers with growing disposable incomes across all regions.

With high birth rates, rapidly expanding cities and growing employment, the combined Middle East and Africa regions offer the highest level of potential growth. With greater distribution of wealth, growing economic and political stability and rapidly developing infrastructure, consumers have greater access to a wider range of foods and beverages. Despite lower growth rates, the sheer size of the population and disposable income growth across Asia Pacific also offers an enticing growth market in all categories.

  • The Gulf seafood industry is worth $272 million a year and is forecasted to grow further over the next few years.*

  • According to the Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), countries such as the UAE consume an average of 33kg per capita a year, almost double the global average of 18kg.

  • Egypt's seafood consumption rate is also high, at 20.8 kg per year.*

  • Demand for fish in the UAE will grow at a rate of 8% per year until 2030*

  • Frozen processed seafood value sales in the Middle East and Africa recorded double digit growth annually with a 20% CAGR between 2012 and 2017, largely outpacing the world’s average, standing at a 4% CAGR.*


*Sources: Euromonitor, FAO and Alpen Capital

MENA's Complete Trade Show for Seafood Professionals

  • 98% of visitors consider SEAFEX and important event for their businesses.
  • 59% of exhibitors use SEAFEX as a first entry point into the Middle East & North Africa seafood market.
  • Top 10 visiting countries: UAE, India, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Norway, China, Egypt, Oman, Pakistan, Spain.
Forge an alliance with the industry's market leaders

Forge an alliance with the industry's market leaders

Leverage global brand recognition powered by Gulfood, the world's largest annual food trade show.

Exhibitor Profile: Farmers, manufacturers and distributors under the following categories: live, chilled, frozen, and canned seafood; value-added seafood products; condiments and sauces; aquaculture; seafood equipment, tools and services.

Target a demanding, multi-cultural audience

Target a demanding, multi-cultural audience

SEAFEX Middle East is an end-to-end platform for seafood trade professionals, from live seafood to packaging equipment. Expand your business opportunities across new territories at a unique location and tourism hub between East and West.

Benefit from synergies across co-located trade shows

Benefit from synergies across co-located trade shows

Leverage the power of the combined Dubai World Trade Centre's speciality events and create new business opportunities across diverse F&B market channels.

  • PRIME: MENA's inaugural private label and licensing expo by Gulfood
  • yummex Middle East: MENA's leading sweets & snacks Event
  • Gulfood Manufacturing: MENA’s complete food processing expo

Average sales value per Exhibitor in 2018: $542,925

*Based on direct exhibitor Survey feedback conducted and audited externally

SEAFEX Middle East Buyers Include

Buyers at yummex Middle East


  • "It is our 4th time at SEAFEX and we are getting the right customers enquiring. We have had great chat with GCC clients looking to import our product. Last year we only had frozen products on show – this year we have added fresh products which has been a great success. Being one of the biggest players in seafood sales in the UAE, we will definitely be coming back next year."
    Fayiz Abduljaleel
    The Deep Sea Food Co., UAE
  • "We are currently representing 15 Norwegian companies at the show and they have been able to meet with customers from previous years as well as make new clients."
    Ingellil Jacobsen
    Norwegian Seafood Council, Norway
  • "Was able to meet potential clients likely distribute our fish sausages."
    Urban Fresh Ventures, Kenya
  • "It's been a wonderful experience for our company."
    Sari Laut Jaya Food Products, Indonesia
  • "It was a very nice experience."
    Naturix Esteros Andaluces, Spain

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