Dubai Drink Technology Expo 2014 Kicks off Next Month
With Million Dollars’ Worth of Expected Deals
The seventh edition of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo (#DDTE2014) kicks off next month on the 14th of December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and shall run for three days. This year, DDTE is marked by the participation of more than 150 exhibitors coming to display and share their latest products, services, techniques, and expertise in the beverage industry.
Dubai Drink Technology Expo (DDTE) is considered the premier specialised event in the MENA region for the beverage industry. It is a unique platform for beverage companies to present their latest technologies and system solutions for the entire production chain (manufacturing, filling, packaging, distribution, wholesales/retailing, trading and marketing) of Carbonated, Fruit Juices, Bottled Water, Energy and Wellness Drinks, Milk and Dairy Products, Functional Drinks RTD (Ready to Drink), and Tea and Coffee.
According to Euromonitor, the Middle East’s beverage market is expected to grow by 21% over the next 5 years. The top ten M.E. countries that represent almost 94% of the total volume of the beverage market, include Turkey being the biggest consumer, followed by Saudi Arabia, Iran and Egypt. It is worth mentioning that the exhibition this year will witness a remarkable participation from each of China and Turkey who will be having dedicated pavilions at the show, and the exhibition will witness a 25% increase in the exhibition space compared to last year.
Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice – Chairman and CEO of INDEX Holding said: “Since its inception in 2008, Dubai Drink Technology Expo has been a unique event and dynamic meeting place for trade visitors and leading suppliers eager to promote high-tech machinery, new innovations, and expertise. It is an ideal platform for decision-makers and key players where they can find new business opportunities, obtain major market trends, study large variety of products for all kinds of processes in one place and develop new business relationships.”
Eng. Al Madani added: “With the ever-growing beverage industry in the GCC and MENA, we believe DDTE 2014 will witness participation from more than 7000 participants and business visitors, and the event will succeed in generating business deals worth millions of dollars during its three days.”
Moreover, Dubai Drink Technology Expo will feature this year the 4th Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress (#GWBT). The Congress will feature workshops, association key meetings, education sessions and B2B business meetings over 3 days, all addressing challenges in the water and beverage technology businesses. Beverage producers, wholesale and retail merchants, importers, dispensing systems, hotel groups, industrial consulting and supporting services providers, beverage associations, caterers and beverage industrial magazines and media are all attending the (GWBT).
The Dubai Drink Technology Expo is organized by INDEX conferences and Exhibitions Organization Est. and is supported by the International Society of Beverage Technology (ISBT), the American Beverage Association, TEA board of India, Arab Asian Beverage Alliance, UAE Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Export Development Corporation, Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and Dubai Department of Economic Development.