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Santander Webinar Exporting Beyond Europe

Food & Drink Opportunities in the UAE

10:30 to 11:15 hrs BST, Tuesday 11 June

The Food & Drink industry continues to grow globally, with the latest food trends ever evolving.

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE) demand from consumers continues to drive the growth of this industry with the sector now accounting for approximately £13bn as at 2018. Forecasts for the Gulf region have set expectations on this figure reaching approximately £153 bn by 2021.

About this webinar

Santander would like to invite you to our webinar event to discuss the Food & Drink opportunities in the UAE. We will be joined by key partners including the British Centre for Business (BCB), and a UK food & beverages company who will share their experience from entering the UAE market.

To register your interest please click here.

Why the UAE?

Did you know the UAE is home to over 9,000 grocery stores, with more than 2,800 alone in Dubai?

As the UAE is part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), it is perfectly positioned to service the wider GCC regional network, along with re-exporting your products to other regions around the world.

In A1 2019 Dubai welcomed more than 4.5mn overnight visitors, up from 2% in the previous year, demonstrating its attractiveness to tourists and business visitors and therefore reflective on its on-going demands of the food services and hospitality industry. In particular, it will be ambitiously accommodating the Expo 2020, where the city expects to receive 25mn visitors.

Who should register?

UK Food & Drink manufacturers who are interested in exploring the Middle East market and that sell in to retail and/or food services market.

We hope you can join us.