or the tenth consecutive year, WOP DUBAI was under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality.
The show was inaugurated by Eng. Dawood Abdul Rahman Abdullah Al Hajiri, Director General, Dubai Municipality and HE Thomas Kufen, the Lord Mayor of the city of Essen and organized in cooperation with the Dubai Municipality.
The total outcome of the show was reflecting the huge progress of the trade of perishables all over the Middle East. The continuous growth of WOP DUBAI was demonstrate its position as the prime trade fair for fresh produce in the region as well as strengthen the Emirate of Dubai as a worldwide trading center for fruits and vegetables.
Overall, 162 participating companies from 31 countries exhibited at WOP DUBAI 2018 and presented a wide range of products and services. The exhibitors came from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
11 official country pavilions were joining the show from Australia, Belgium, China, France, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Moldova, Morocco, Portugal and Turkey.
4035 traders and industry professionals from 82 different countries visited the exhibition.