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Dubai Exports gears up for major role as non-oil economy takes centre stage

Construction material, food & beverage, cables, metal structures, packaging, plastics and textiles were the focus sectors for Dubai Exports in 2015 as the agency sought to connect local exporters to buyers in strategic hubs and emerging markets across various forums overseas. Exporters from various sectors such as water & carbonated soft drinks, perfumes & cosmetics, multi food & consumer products, sanitation & hygiene, kitchen equipment, packaging, and general trading sought advice from Dubai Exports on potential overseas markets in 2015.
“A major focus of our campaigns in 2015 was to disseminate knowledge on the transformational initiatives in Dubai and their potential impact on trade. Together with our overseas offices, 20 events were organised in the first nine months of 2015, chiefly targeted at the food & beverages, building materials, plastics and cables industries,” Deputy CEO of Dubai Exports, Mohammed Ali Al Kamali, said.
“Our annual plan for 2016 covers the focal points of our strategy in terms of markets, knowledge sharing and optimal use of our resources. We will be present in 10 exhibitions dedicated mainly for the construction and food sectors. South-eastern Europe, particularly Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia, as well as Vietnam and Cambodia in Asia and Rwanda and Nigeria in Africa will be high on our agenda this year,” added Kamali.
Uzbuild, the largest construction and interior exhibition in Uzbekistan held from 2-4 March; Sial China (5-7 May), the largest food and beverage exhibition in Asia; Food Africa in Cairo (4-7 May); Project Qatar (9-12 May); World Food Moscow (12-15 September); Sial Paris (16-20 October), known as the world’s largest food innovation exhibition, and BakuBuild (16-20 October) in Azerbaijan are the major exhibitions on the Dubai Exports calendar for 2016.
Dubai Exports has already launched its 2016 plan with a Food and Grocery Forum in India in January bringing together leading manufacturers and retailers of fast-moving consumer food products, and the Project Egypt exhibition in Cairo. Trade missions to various target markets such as Vietnam, Rwanda, Nigeria, China and Hong Kong in addition to Indonesia, Philippines, Russia, Brazil and Paraguay are part of the 2016 plan along with various networking programmes organised
locally by the offices overseas.

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