Gulfood holds webinar event to discuss future of sector

Mon 27/04/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
Gulfood holds webinar event to discuss future of sector

With international expositions and conferences currently suspended due to the pandemic, Gulfood is offering a virtual webinar to keep industry professionals informed. On Wednesday April 29th at 15.00 UAE time, there will be a free to join 1 hour webinar focusing on whether our supply chains can cope with the current quarantine conditions.

During the 2007/8 crisis The World Bank blamed export restrictions for price increases of between 30% for rice and 45% for wheat. Is this a sign of things to come? We are already witnessing countries restricting major export commodities, significant logistics challenges and big increases in freight and shipping costs.

► Duration: 45 minutes speaker debate + 15 minutes Q&A

A focused webinar agenda will highlight:

  • How are retailers responding to the crisis and exponential increase in demand?

  • How will the increasing export bans affect food on shelves?

  • Social distancing in production lines: What impact it has on productivity and output?

  • How can local production support the food manufacturing industry

  • What innovations and changes are required today are here to stay beyond the disruption?


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