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WOP DUBAI 2017 EXHIBITING OPPORTUNITY

WOP DUBAI or INTERNATIONAL PERISHABLES EXPO MIDDLE EAST was a remarkable and proven to be successful through the years. Being part of WOP DUBAI is a stepping-stone towards to success in a fresh produce industry.

WOP DUBAI 2017 The only exhibition that brings together professional businessmen to set one goal in one place and it is the only exhibition dedicated to fresh produce industry in the Middle East. With its rapid growth and recognized in fresh produce industry as the key international trade event for business leaders, International Perishables Expo Middle East - Dubai’s most international and celebrated event of its kind and an excellent platform that fruit & vegetable sectors around the world to showcase innovative and fresh unique business concepts.

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WOP DUBAI 2017 is proud to introduce the latest segment for LOGISTICS and COLD CHAIN

The additional section will mainly focused the cold chain business in the Gulf Region and create adequate opportunities for professionals from cold chain and logistics sector to come together with end-user industries

WOP DUBAI 2017 – Logistics and Cold Chain, is predominantly divided into different sections including cold storage technology, cold transports such as air cargo, shipping lines, refrigeration systems, parts and maintenance, mobile refrigeration units, reefer trucks and reefer air cargo and other cold chain services.

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FINAL REPORT IPM DUBAI WOP DUBAI

Record Growth Once More:
IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI Convince Exhibitors and Visitors


18-Percent Increase in the Exhibition Area
A new year and a new record - IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI seem to follow this motto. The most important trade fairs for the green sector and fresh goods in the Middle East were once more able to achieve substantial growth and, for the first time, filled three halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre. That corresponded to an increase of 18 percent. Here, exhibitors and trade visitors found the ideal setting for promising business deals.

Constant market cultivation pays off - that was the predominant opinion amongst the exhibitors. At 110, the number of them rose by nine percent in comparison with the previous year. In total, 24 countries participated in the most important trade fair for horticulture by the Arabian Gulf. And at 3,890, the number of visitors also registered a handsome plus of eleven percent. Thus, the foreign subsidiary of IPM ESSEN 2016 was once more able to achieve a record result.

IPM DUBAI: Great Need for Horticultural Products
Above all, there were two reasons for the positive mood at IPM DUBAI: On the one hand, the world exhibition called Expo 2020 is already casting its shadow and is holding out the prospect of good chances for the exhibitors from the sections entitled Plants, Technology, Garden and Landscaping, Plant Maintenance, Floristry, Garden Features and Logistics. On the other hand, the Gulf region has a great need for horti...


WOP DUBAI and IPM DUBAI conclude for 2016 with an 18% increase in visitors and 8% more exhibitors compared to last year.

 WOP DUBAI saw a visitor increase of 20% from last year, while IPM DUBAI witnessed an increase of 11%

 WOP DUBAI also witnessed an 18% increase in the number of exhibitors while IPM had 9% more this year

 Greece participated for the first time with a country pavilion and had the largest country presence at the show

 New technologies from Dubai Municipality and the United Kingdom were introduced to the market at the show

Dubai. UAE, 15 November 2016: The 8th International Perishables Expo (WOP DUBAI) and the 11th International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) came to a close today, as both exhibitions saw an increase in terms of visitors (18%), exhibitors (8%), and floor space (21%) since last year. Feedback from this year’s shows was very positive with exhibitors already looking forward to their return in 2017.

Among the newcomers this year was Argentina, representing South America’s first country presence at the show.  Greece had the largest country presence this year and participated with their first country pavilion. Michalis Xekarfotakis, President of NESPAR, an agriculture coo...


New opportunities arise as UAE market for plants and fresh produce continues to grow

Imports of plants, flowers and trees experience stable growth at an average of 24.6%, while thefruit and vegetables market continues to increase by an average of 5.6% each year.

UAE, 4 November 2016: The UAE is taking considerable steps towards sustainability and the city of Dubai hopes to be “green” by 2020, with 4% of the city dedicated to park land and all new buildings required to allocate a percentage of the plot to green spaces. At the same time, the UAE population is steadily increasing in the build up to Expo 2020 and the number of tourists and business travellers who stay in the UAE each year continues to grow. Dubai alone is expected to host over 15 million visitors before the end of 2016.

While the desert has its own appeal, residents and visitors alike have come to expect a greener landscape and easy access to fresh produce. This equates to an extraordinary demand for plants, trees, flowers, fruit and vegetables. With 90% of land in the Gulf States unsuitable for agriculture and aquifers depleting, this demand cannot be met from within the region, making imports big business.

Continued growth in the construction, property development and hospitality sectors has bolstered imports of plants, flowers and trees with the market growing at an average of 24.6% year on year, from US$29.5m in 2011 to US$71.2m in 20151. Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s aggressive expansion indicates this growth will continue over the coming years.

The population of th...


WOP & IPM RETURN TO DUBAI WITH A BIGGER VENUE AND TWO NEW COUNTRY PAVILLIONS

The region’s two most important events in the plant and fresh produce industries are returning to Dubai from 13 - 15 November 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Cooperating with Dubai Municipality, the 8th edition of the annual International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP Dubai) promises to be a great success, with 235 exhibitors expected from 34 countries attending, representing growth of 15% compared to last year. The exhibition will coincide with the 11th annual edition of the International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai).

This year, 7,000 attendees and decision makers are expected to visit from 78 countries around the world. An extra hall was added to accommodate the increased demand, bringing the total footprint to 9,720m2. This represents a 30% increase from last year, which reflects the significance of the event in this booming industry and secures Dubai’s position in the global marketplace.

India and Greece have, for the first time, joined the long list of countries choosing to promote themselves at the event with a Country Pavilion.  Other countries include Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Kenya, Portugal, Turkey and Spain. The largest Country Pavilion for the third year running will be Morocco, while China will host the second biggest pavilion this year. Despite its rapid growth and success, the event has maintained its reputation as a place to network with like-minded industry professionals, customers and traders.

Tarek Sibai, planet...


IPM and WOP DUBAI 2014 with More Visitors

Green Sector is Profiting from the Economic Upswing by the Persian Gulf 

More visitors and an excellent supporting programme characterised IPM DUBAI and World of Perishables (WOP) DUBAI 2014 which took place in parallel. A total of 6,733 visitors from 94 nations came to the most important plant fair in the Gulf region and to the fair for temperature-sensitive goods - a substantial plus of 26 percent in comparison with the preceding year. The growth may primarily be attributed to the general economic upswing in the region and, in particular, to the touristic upswing there. Future large-scale events will make additional contributions to the good market situation. 

"The green sector is profiting especially from the World Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Football World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Gigantic areas must be provided with greenery. This enormous need for investment has exerted very positive influences on IPM and WOP DUBAI 2014. The increasing tourism is raising the demand for fruit and vegetables as well as for flowers," Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen GmbH, was pleased about the success of the events. "The combination of both fairs resulted in valuable synergetic effects for our visitors," continued Kuhrt. 

At IPM DUBAI, 80 exhibitors from 23 countries presented their wide available ranges - starting with plants and horticultural technology via floristry right up to garden features. Quality products "Made in Germany" received a platform with the cooperative booth organised by INDEGA ("Representation of interests of the German horticult...


H.E. Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah leads WOP & IPM Middle East 2014 kickoff at Dubai World Trade Center

Simultaneous events to showcase latest trends, emerging technologies & best practices in fresh food & plant industries

His Excellency Eng. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, today (Sunday, November 9, 2014) led the official opening of the 6th International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP), the GCC’s only dedicated exhibition for fresh edible food, and the 9th International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM), the region’s only dedicated horticultural trade show running until November 11, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

The sixth edition of WOP, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality is taking place in cooperation with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Central Fruit and Vegetable Market, the region's largest market for fruits and vegetables. It gathers under one roof leading local, regional and international businessmen and industry leaders to explore emerging opportunities and discuss the latest technological and market trends. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the holding of the Eurofruit Business Forum, a series of 60-minute sessions on the Middle East’s fresh produce business. The forum will discuss carefully chosen topics designed for participants who are planning to bring their operations to the region.

Tarek Sibai, Project Manager, planetfair, said: “The Middle East&rsquo...


International perishables expo & International plant expo Middle East 2014 to kick off tomorrow to highlight regional perishable and plant sectors

The 6th International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP), the GCC’s only dedicated exhibition for fresh edible food, and the 9th International Plants Expo (IPM) Middle East, the region’s only dedicated horticultural trade show, are set to kick off tomorrow on November 9, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The two simultaneous high-level events will run until November 11, 2014 and will host over a hundred exhibitors from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. 

Organized by planetfair LLC, both exhibitions will provide a platform for professionals, decision makers and industry leaders to exchange best practices, learn from and network with each other, and create business. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, WOP 2014 will attract leading local and regional companies looking to expand in the region. IPM Middle East 2014, on the other hand, will be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, and with the support of the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water and is expected to draw in more than 3,000 guests.  

H.E Eng. Saif Al-Shara’, Undersecretary of Agricultural Affairs and Animal Sector, Ministry of Environment and Water, said that the participation of the ministry in this exhibition comes in the framework of strengthening efforts in achieving the strategic objectives of the prevention of agricult...


UAE posts AED 3 billion in fresh produce imports for first half of 2014

6th International perishables Expo Middle East to put the spotlight on country’s thriving industry

According to the 2014 UN Comtrade Report, over AED 3 billion in estimated imports of fresh produce were recorded during the first half of 2014. At least 661 million kilograms of fruits and vegetables were imported to the Emirates during the same period. With the Arab state, specifically Dubai, successfully establishing itself as the regional hub for the trade of fresh fruits and vegetables, experts forecast further growth for the industry.

Against this backdrop, the International Perishables Expo Middle East (WOP 2014) running from November 9 to 11, 2014, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Center to shed light on the flourishing industry not just in the UAE but the entire region as well. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, the sixth edition of the event will gather local, regional and international businessmen and industry leaders to maximize promising potentials, explore emerging opportunities and discuss growing technological and market trends. Organized by planetfair LLC, WOP Dubai is GCC’s only dedicated exhibition for fresh edible food.  

Tarek Sibai, Project Manager of planetfair, said: “The entire regional fresh fruits and vegetables industry is witnessing rapid growth due to several significant factors such as high dem...


Promising opportunities at WOP DUBAI 2014 followed by the growth of the Middle East’s fresh produce business

Middle East fresh produce market keeps growing with more expected fresh business deals to be finalized at the only region’s dedicated exhibition for fresh fruits and vegetables. Middle East fresh produce market witnessed a remarkable growth in 2013 and continuing for 2014 with higher expectations and higher figures.

Fresh produce exporters and worldwide growers are heavily considering Middle East and GCC in particular as an important alternative with many promising business opportunities within the fresh industry.


WOP DUBAI your gate to the Middle East’s fresh produce business and turned to be region's annual platform for fresh industry members to meet and make business, where UAE is linking one of the fastest growing consumer markets, the Arabian Gulf, with producer markets in the region and on a larger scale connecting global producer and consumer centers.

• Unlike other trade shows and expos, WOP DUBAI provides a unique business-driven & practical environment by having a much focused industry profile related only to fresh produce.

• Get access to the region's fastest growing economy in the world.

• Meet new potentials and find new markets.

• Strengthen the relationship with existing customers.

• Evaluate your completion in the market.

• Get updated with innovations and market trends.


WOP DUBAI 2014 is taking place taking place on its fifth edition November 09 -11, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Center and registration is open now to exhibito...


Promising opportunities at WOP DUBAI followed by the growth of the Middle East’s fresh produce business

Middle East fresh produce market keeps growing with more expected fresh business deals to be finalized at the only region’s dedicated exhibition for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Middle East fresh produce market witnessed a remarkable growth in 2012 and continuing for 2013 with higher expectations and higher figures.

Fresh Produce Middle East imports reached to 4.1 % from the total world imports in 2012 with US$ 4.2 billion where GCC alone shared 54 % from the total imports of the Middle East with US$ 2.2 billion.

connectingfresh.pngUAE for example witnessed 10% growth in Apples, pears and quinces from 2011 to 2012 with imports in 2012 reached to US$ 201 million and 190 million Kilograms from 20 destinations - naming the 6 exporting countries starting from USA then China, South Africa, France and Chile.

Fresh produce exporters and worldwide growers are heavily considering Middle East and GCC in particular as an important alternative with many promising business opportunities within the fresh industry.

WOP DUBAI your gate to the Middle East’s fresh produce business and turned to be region's annual platform for fresh industry members to meet and make business, where UAE is linking one of the fastest growing consumer markets, the Arabian Gulf, with producer markets in the re...


4,829 Trade Visitors From 23 Nations in the Dubai World Trade Centre

New Location and Staging Date Are Going Down Well in the Sector A total of 4,829 trade visitors from 23 nations were counted at the seventh IPM Dubai and the fifth WOP Dubai after three successful days at the fairs in the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. With an around twelve-percent growth in the number of visitors, the fairs were able to strengthen their leading position by the Persian Gulf. Over 95 percent of the exhibitors were very satisfied with the course of the events. Some exhibitors were able to achieve turnovers in the six-figure range. "Particularly at the foreign fairs of Messe Essen and its partners, the decisive factor is the quality of the visitors. We are consistently intensifying our efforts in this direction," Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, explains one important part of the success of the joint venture. The new venue in the most important economic district of Dubai as well as the new staging date in November have created ideal outline conditions for exhibitors and trade visitors. For the seventh time already, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum agreed to become the patron of IPM Dubai. Exhibitors from 17 nations participated in the most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region and showed a comprehensive range available from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. The diverse supporting programme with horticultural seminars, floristic demonstrations and workshops offered the visitors an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and for networkin...


WOP DUBAI & EUROFRUIT CONGRESS POSITION MIDDLE EAST AS KEY PLATFORM FOR FRESH PRODUCE

Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2011: World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI), the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for fruits and vegetables, will partner the Eurofruit Congress Middle East, which will cover key trends and developments for the fresh produce market in the region. The Eurofruit Congress Middle East, organised by Eurofruit Magazine, will take place on 24-25 September 2011 at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, followed by WOP DUBAI on 26-28 September 2011 at the Dubai Airport Expo. The back-to-back events have positioned the Middle East as a fast-growing market for quality fresh fruits and vegetables from all over the world. Both events create an exclusive, combined platform for professionals to exchange best practices, network and create business. There is still time to join the debate at Eurofruit Congress Middle East 2011 – register online at www.eurofruitcongress.com/me and save 20 per cent! The importance of WOP DUBAI and the Eurofruit Congress is to highlight the steady growth of the fruit and vegetable industry in the region. Dubai itself has seen a 16 per cent growth in fresh fruit imports and a 20 per cent growth in fresh vegetable imports from 2008 to 2010. Dubai has also proved to be the re-export centre for the region for markets such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Tarek Sibai, project manager for planetfair, the organisers of WOP DUBAI said, “Dubai is at the centre of this dynamic market of more than 250m consumers and is the business hub for the Middle East region as a whole. We are happy to be partnered w...


Region’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants to take place 26-28 September 2011

IMPORT OF FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND PLANTS CONTINUES TO GROW IN REGION Region’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants to take place 26-28 September 2011 Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2011: Growth of fresh fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers continues to grow in the region says the organisers of the World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) and International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI). Both trade shows, which hosted over 3,500 visitors last year, will take place side by side at the Dubai Airport Expo from September 26-28, 2011. Organisers are expecting an increase of visitors by 25 per cent compared to last year’s events. WOP DUBAI, held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, is the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for fruits and vegetables and is growing strong for the third consecutive year. It’s sister event, IPM DUBAI held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, has consistently been regarded as the region’s largest plants and flowers trade fair and features international exhibitors for six years. WOP DUBAI 2010 brought more than 130 companies from 17 countries representing fresh products, goods safety, technical equipment, transport, trade and services. The show also had eight country pavilions from France, China, Lebanon, Rwanda, Egypt, Kenya, Turkey and Italy. The event has strengthened Dubai as ...


WOP Dubai and Eurofruit Congress Middle East: New Joint Platform for Middle East

Trade Fair and Congress for Temperature-Sensitive Goods Will Bring Together Producers, Traders and Trade Visitors Premiere in Dubai on September 24 28, 2011 The WOP Dubai - World of Perishables trade fair has decided to cooperate with the Eurofruit Congress Middle East. This will result in a platform in the growth market of Dubai which will offer producers, traders and trade visitors comprehensive information and ordering possibilities for everything to do with temperature-sensitive goods. On September 24 and 25, the Eurofruit Congress Middle East will take place in the Hotel InterContinental Festival City in Dubai. At the event organised by the Eurofruit Magazine trade journal, leading market participants will pass on their knowledge on subjects associated with the international fruit and vegetable sector. In the immediate vicinity (in the Airport Expo Centre), this will be followed by WOP Dubai on September 26 28. There, trade visitors and entrepreneurs will be able to establish new contacts to producers and suppliers, to place orders and to gain an overview of the market. WOP Dubai is being organised by Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai. The event was launched in 2009 in order to bring together suppliers and customers in the growing business relating to all aspects of fruit, vegetables, logistics and the relevant technologies. Dubai is the most important trading hub for fruit and vegetables in the Middle East. In the region, the income is rising and thus the demand for temperature-sensitive goods as well. Due to the growing number of supermarkets, the market is being p...


New Dates: IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI at Airport Expo Dubai on September 26 28

IPM DUBAI Will Remain the Most Important Horticultural Fair in the Gulf Region WOP DUBAI Established as the Leading Event for Fruit and Vegetables in the Middle East In 2011, IPM DUBAI and WOP DUBAI will once more take place in parallel. Not in March (as in the past years) but instead on September 26 28, companies will have the possibility of presenting their products and services to a first-rate trade public at Airport Expo Dubai. The economic location of Dubai is playing a major role in this respect. Experts are rating the growth of the emirate as positive. The transport node by the Persian Gulf remains a significant trading centre for merchandise - also including fruit, vegetables and plants. IPM DUBAI is the most important horticultural fair in the Gulf region. In 2011, it will once again present a comprehensive range from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. Already for the sixth time in succession, the fair is being endorsed under the High Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. For the third time, WOP DUBAI, the leading event for fruit and vegetables in the Middle East, will take place parallel to IPM DUBAI. Here, companies will show products and services for the fresh goods trade and will portray the complete production chain while doing so, from the producer via the processing right up to the ultimate consumer. WOP DUBAI is being supported by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who has once more agreed to become the patron. The Al Aweer Central Fruit and Vegetable Mark...


Exhibitors Satisfied with the Course of IPM DUBAI 2010 and WOP DUBAI 2010

3,565 Visitors from 66 Nations Came to the Airport Expo Dubai The fifth IPM DUBAI and the second WOP DUBAI have now come to an end with a total of 3,565 trade visitors from 66 countries. Both events were once again staged in parallel on the Airport Expo Dubai fair site in the immediate vicinity of the Airport Dubai and the Dubai Flower Centre. Exhibitors and visitors showed that they were satisfied with the results also in view of the economic crisis. "We had very good contacts and the right visitors were here. The quality has risen once more," was the opinion of the exhibitors. The fairs were opened by Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Dubai Municipality which, at the same time, is an important partner as far as the staging of the events is concerned. H.H. Sheik Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum was the patron of IPM DUBAI this year too. 120 exhibitors from 17 nations showed the trade visitors their ranges available from the fields of plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion as well as plant care and logistics. Companies from Egypt, Great Britain, Kenya and the USA presented themselves on cooperative booths. The German pavilion was once again supported by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. The demonstrations of the experts from the German Florist Association were very popular. The floral designers Manfred Hoffmann, Kathrin Göllner and Elisabeth Schoenemann presented bouquets and floral decorations for weddings. The lectures about products for horticulture and about the status of the development with regard to measuring pr...


Fruit, veg, flowers and plant business remains fresh despite global downturn

Region’s largest trade shows for perishables and plants to take place 8-10 March 2010 at Dubai Airport Expo Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2010: The region’s appetite for fresh fruits and vegetables and love of plants and flowers has remained strong despite the global downturn, says the organisers of the World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) and International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) trade shows that will take place side by side at the Dubai Airport Expo between 8-10 March 2010. The World of Perishables (WOP DUBAI) is held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality and is the Middle East’s only dedicated trade fair for fruits and vegetables. This year the show has grown by 30 per cent in area with 120 exhibitors from 18 countries and will have seven country pavilions: China, Malaysia, Mexico, Tanzania, Egypt, Jordan and Kenya. The International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM DUBAI) is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports and is the region’s largest plants and flowers trade fair. It will feature 160 international exhibitors from the fields of flowers, plants, technology, floristry, sales promotion, plant maintenance and logistics. The show is now in its fifth year. This year as well, the programme of the florists will again be one highlight at IPM DUBAI. Experts from Fachverband Deutscher Floristen are presenting the floristic trends live. B...


WORLD OF PERISHABLES MAKES ITS DEBUT IN DUBAI

WORLD OF PERISHABLES MAKES ITS DEBUT IN DUBAI Inaugural expo reflects increasing regional demand for fruit and vegetables Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2009: This year’s International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM) will be twinned for the first time with a dedicated exhibition for fresh fruit and vegetables; an inclusion that reflects the huge growth in the trade of perishables. Imports of fruit and vegetables in Dubai rose by almost 40 per cent to more than US$ one billion since 2007, according to a recent market research report. World of Perishables (WOP) 2009, runs from March 3-5 at the Dubai’s Airport Expo and is supported by Al Aweer Market, Dubai’s most important fruit and vegetable market. The event will showcase the latest trends in the fresh produce industry and is being held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality. Organisers of WOP 2009 say the event has been made possible because of the booming population, which comprises large and diverse expatriate communities keen to buy familiar foodstuffs from their countries of origin. Popular supermarket chain Spinneys has recorded the percentage average of fresh fruit and vegetables in Dubai’s supermarkets and hypermarkets as being eight to 12 per cent of total turnover, with most major retailers importing up to 50 per cent of their fruit and vegetables from abroad. “There is no doubt that it is the diverse and burgeoning nature of the UAE’s demographics that has led directly to the incr...


DUBAI’S GREENIFICATION PROJECTS AND STRATEGIC LOCATION BOOST PERISHABLES INDUSTRY

DUBAI’S GREENIFICATION PROJECTS AND STRATEGIC LOCATION BOOST PERISHABLES INDUSTRY Twin shows capitalise on continued demand for plant, flowers, fruits and vegetables Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2009: The UAE’s drive to improve the quality of life for its residents, along with the city’s strategic location as an import and re-export hub, has helped sustain the growth potential for perishables across the region. The fertile environment has enabled this year’s International Plant Expo Middle East (IPM) to bloom, increasing tenancy by eight per cent, whilst also facilitating the debut of a dedicated World of Perishables (WOP) show. This inaugural exhibition has capitalised on the trade in fresh fruit and vegetables across the GCC – valued between $US3-4 billion, based on 2007-2008 data provided by the Dubai Customs’ statistics department. “The sustained growth in the regional perishables market can be attributed to two significant factors,” revealed Michael Müller, Managing Director for planetfair, organisers of the two shows, which take place from March 3-5 at Dubai Airport Expo. “Firstly, the UAE government’s plans to increase its parks and recreation areas have buoyed demand for plants and horticultural products and services along with real estate developments that are underway. Secondly, the city’s location has enabled it to cement its position on the map as an import and export hub for the region,” he added. Throughout the emirates, a number of new parks are being completed with the aim of improvi...


بالتعاون مع بلدية دبي WOP

وقعت بلدية دبي مذكرة تفاهم مع شركة بلانيت فير لتنظيم معرض دولي للخضار والفواكه، ويأتي ذلك انطلاقا من حرص البلدية على المشاركة الفاعلة في كل ما من شأنه إبراز مكانة دبي الاستثمارية ودورها كبوابة تجارية على الصعيد العالمي. ووقع المذكرة من جانب بلدية دبي محمد عبد الكريم جل&#...


New Fair for the Growing Market of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

New Fair for the Growing Market of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables WOP DUBAI - World of Perishables in the Middle East, the Pulsating Import-Export Region Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum takes on the Patronage Worldwide, the consumption of fresh, temperature-sensitive goods, the so-called “perishables”, is increasing. Fresh fruits and vegetables from every region of the globe are now on demand all year round and are recording rapid growth rates. To provide a platform for this demand – also with regard to technology, packaging and logistics – Messe Essen and planetfair are holding the first “WOP DUBAI – World of Perishables” from 3rd to 5th March 2009 In the Dubai Airport Expo Centre, the companies will be presenting their products and services from the areas of fresh produce, goods safety, technical equipment, transport, trade and services. “With the WOP DUBAI, we are setting up the first annual venue for international professionals from the industry in the most important market of the region”, says Egon Galinnis, managing director of Messe Essen. Michael Müller, managing director of the joint venture partner planetfair located in Dubai, stressed: “Dubai is the transhipment point for fresh fruit and vegetables in the Gulf region. 36% of the products imported there are then exported again to the neighbouring countries. In 2007 that was over a million metric tonnes.” The exhibitors at the “WOP DUBAI” make up the entire production chain from producer and processor to end consumer. Here, the t...




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