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  • 29-31 October 2019
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

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  •   Dubai World Trade Centre

Co-located with

Co-located with

yummex    GFM       Private Label & Licensing Middle East

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is SEAFEX?
SEAFEX is the professional seafood event for the MENA region. The event welcomes international traders, wholesalers, importers, retailers and Foodservice professionals to connect with international suppliers of seafood over 3 days. SEAFEX trades under three distinct sectors covering seafood, value-added products and condiments and tools.

When and where does SEAFEX take place?
SEAFEX is an annual event, with the 7th edition taking place on 30 October to 1 November 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

What are the show timing?

29 & 30 October -  10am to 6pm

31 October  - 10am to 4pm

Who exhibits at SEAFEX?
More than 140 exhibitors showcase their products and services at SEAFEX, from major seafood industry influencers such as The Norwegian Seafood Council, to end-to-end suppliers and wholesale producers such as Asmak and specialist breeders such as Gourmet House Caviar.  Click Here to view the full list of exhibitors.

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Does SEAFEX offer any opportunities for learning?
Yes, in partnership with a major culinary Association, SEAFEX is planning the MENA edition of the Future of Seafood Workshop exploring product innovation, sustainable farming, consumer trends and the pros and cons of wild seafood vs. aquaculture. With interactive cooking and serving demonstrations onsite, visitors can also stay at the cutting edge of seafood preparation for the year ahead. SEAFEX Features are developing on an annual basis, please contact for details of what’s new for 2019.

Why should I visit Dubai?

  • Convenience: SEAFEX brings together the key international buyers and suppliers at a central destination between East and West. Dubai is strategically positioned to serve both established and emerging markets, making it more accessible than other competitive events taking place in Europe or America.
  • Business Opportunity: There is a marked rise in hotel development and renovation taking place in the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2020, creating exceptional networking potential. The Middle East and North Africa region as a whole is in the midst of exponential tourism growth, with operators openly exploring destinations in the Middle East, where tourism is booming.

What sectors does SEAFEX serve?
Exhibitors Showcase produce and services across three distinct sectors covering seafood (live, chilled and frozen), value-added products (canned, breaded, Ready  To Eat, private label) and condiments & tools (ingredients & seasonings, sauces & dressings, preservatives, packaging, equipment and more.)

In addition, SEAFEX is co-located with 3 complementary trade events showcasing artisan & gourmet food products at The Speciality Food Festival, confectionery & snacks at yummex Middle East and Foodservice equipment at GulfHost. Your SEAFEX entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.

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Who are the visitors?
15,000 F&B Buyers from more than 100 countries make their journey to SEAFEX every year. The event serves some of the biggest brands in the region including Carrefour, Spinneys, Waitrose, Jumeirah Group, Starwood Hotels, Hilton Hotel Group, Emirates Flight Catering and Dubai Duty Free, to name a few.

How much does it cost to visit SEAFEX 2019?
SEAFEX is free to attend. Visitors who register online at will also receive fast track entry to the event.

Is my visitor badge valid for all 3 days of the show?
Yes, your visitor badge admits you to SEAFEX 2018 for all 3 days of the show.

I would like to exhibit at SEAFEX 2019.
Please send an email to to be considered as an exhibitor at the 2019 event. If you are interested in 2019 sponsorship opportunities please e-mail

Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai for SEAFEX?

This depends upon which country you are travelling from and your nationality. If you are looking for travel packages (flight, visa assistance, hotel etc.), our official travel partner, Alpha Tours, is on hand to advise you further.

Mr. Anis Aridi 
Office: +971 4 701 9111Toll | Free: 800 25742 929
27th Floor, Burlington Tower, Business Bay, Dubai,  (ALPHA WAY)
United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 25718

Note: The time it takes to process and issue a visa to the UAE varies from country to country. Please ensure you apply in good time to avoid disappointment.

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What are the other events in the Gulfood portfolio?

On 29- 31 October 2019 , SEAFEX will take place alongside, yummex Middle East showcasing confectionery and snacks and GulfHost showcasing Foodservice equipment. SEAFEX entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.

On 6-8 November 2018 Gulfood Manufacturing will showcase all the latest ingredients, processing, packaging and logistical F&B solutions at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

On 17-21 February 2019 the world’s largest annual food event Gulfood will once again trade under eight distinct commodity sectors including Beverages, Dairy, Fats & Oils, Meat & Poultry, Pulses, Grains & Cereals, Health, Wellness & Free-From, World Food and Power Brands.

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