- To be held on the 13th and 14th of December, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, the 2nd Middle East Food Forum (MEFF) will host keynotes and panel discussions; Restaurant Consultants Roundtable; CEO Roundtable; and invitation-only event - Cocktail networking evening for the F&B and HORECA sectors
- A special networking and cocktail evening will be held on the 13th of December for the industry's inspiring minds to create a stronger interconnected network within the industry, as well as a CEO Roundtable conference addressing the needs of the hour on the 14th of December
- MEFF will attract over 400 targeted delegates nationwide and regionally with over 45 top industry speakers over the two-day event
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017: Middle East Food Forum, the UAE's meeting place for all food service business owners and operators, hosts its second edition on the 13th and 14th of December 2017, co-located with the 8th edition of SIAL Middle East in Abu Dhabi. The Forum promises to host an open-to-attend event for trade professionals with a selection of panel discussions, conferences and sessions with over 45 industry giants from across the MENA region, as well as two by-invitation segments, namely a Restaurant Consultants Roundtable and Networking cocktail evening on the 13th, and a CEO Roundtable on the 14th of December. Following the success of the first edition of the Middle East Food Forum in 2016, and it's following Restaurant Leadership: Business Series bi-monthly workshops, the new edition of the MEFF looks forward to creating an environment conducive for growth, development and synergy within the HORECA sector.
The 2nd edition of the Middle East Food Forum will be co-located with SIAL Middle East 2017, an innovative trade and business show targeted at the F&B industry at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). SIAL Middle East showcase products from 900+ exhibitors and welcome 30+ national country pavilions. With special focus on the food service sector, the 2017 edition will feature Arabia Feast Edible Buffet, a new culinary competition developed in line with the Emirates Culinary Guild's constitution to ensure the enhancement of Emirati Cuisine.
Speaking on the 2nd Edition of the Middle East Food Forum, Mr. Vishal Pandey, Founder, Data On-A-Plate and Middle East Food Forum said, “It has been a great upward journey since we conceptualized the Middle East Food Forum, and there has been no looking back since. We are looking forward to the amalgam of knowledge, industry standards and innovative solutions to the current issues of the industry that our speakers from across the region will bring to the one-and-a-half day conference. With segments open to the F&B industry professionals as well as those that are exclusive, I am keen to see how the industry grows together through this conducive platform.”
The Middle East Food Forum was launched in May 2016 with over 150 plus motivated and prominent food and beverage professionals, F&B thought leaders and food entrepreneurs. Held on May 3, 2016, with an aim to promote the learning culture in the UAE, the inaugural launch event saw maximum participation from likeminded individuals. The event extensively featured panel discussions and workshops, offering unique opportunities to share experiences, upgrade skills, build valuable connections, and explore ways to start, sustain, grow, or transform any F&B business.