Gulfood Manufacturing big buyers

Big Buyers Programme

Attracting more than 2,000 serious buyers from across Middle East, Africa and South Asia

Gulfood Manufacturing features one of the biggest hosted buyer programmes in the region, for food manufacturers and professionals who are in the market for ingredients and processing solutions. Over 2,000 pre-qualified serious buyers nominated by exhibitors will visit the show from across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia with a pre-determined budget to spend with participating exhibitors.


How can you nominate a buyer?

If you would like to nominate a buyer who is able to demonstrate procurement responsibility to source machinery, ingredients or packaging solutions, all you need to do is simply follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the nomination form by clicking here

Step 2: Fill the mandatory fields in the form

Step 3: Send the completed form via email to



What are the benefits offered to the confirmed Hosted Buyer?

- Complimentary five star accommodation, 2 nights

- Complimentary economy return flight

- Transfers from Dubai International Airport to and from the designated five star hotel 

- Fast-track entry into the exhibition

- Access to the Hosted Buyers Lounge including complimentary Wi-Fi and refreshments at the show

- Invitation to the Evening Industry Networking Events during the show


As a Hosted Buyer, what are the expectations?

- Hosted Buyers are expected to pre-schedule meetings via the meetings portal with exhibitors pertaining to their industry by using the matchmaking tool, before the show
- Attend scheduled business meetings, minimum 5 per day (if applicable)
- Attend some of the ‘Business Talks Conference’ sessions


Before the show:

- Once you have received a confirmation, you will receive an email with logins to complete the Travel and Accommodation online request form via 
- Next, you are expected to schedule meetings based on product sectors, categories, pertaining to your business. Our Hosted Buyer Matchmaking experts remain at your disposal should you need any assistance. Login via to access your meetings calendar.


At the Show:

Big Buyers enjoy VIP benefits and many privileges, including:

- Use of the Hosted Buyer Lounge and complimentary WiFi, plus exclusive registration facilities and a dedicated onsite Big Buyer support team.
- Attend some of the ‘Business Talks Conference’ sessions
- Access to the Online Diary, ensuring you make the most of your time at the exhibition


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at



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