The 2015 edition of WOP DUBAI – the only dedicated exhibition for fresh fruits & vegetables trade in the Middle East – turned out to be the region’s most important annual platform for fresh industry members to meet and do business.
For the seventh consecutive year, the show 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, held October 5-7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, was inaugurated by H.E. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director- General of the Dubai Municipality and organised in cooperation with Dubai Municipality.
The overall outcome of the show this year once again reflected the huge growth in the trade of perishables in the Middle East, organisers said in a press release. They said it proved the position of WOP DUBAI as the only trade fair for fresh produce in the region as well as strengthen the emirate of Dubai as an important destination and a worldwide trading centre for fruits and vegetables.
WOP DUBAI achieved strong growth in 2015: with 205 exhibitors from 30 different countries – an increase of 20% – and 25% more exhibition space rented out. In terms of visitors, 11% more people attended, taking total visitor numbers to 4,923. They came from 76 countries.
The exhibitor companies were very satisfied with the visitor response, and many registered as exhibitors for next year even before the trade fair ended. Some also signed up for much larger exhibitor spaces.
International interest in WOP DUBAI increased once again in 2015. There were official country pavilions representing 14 countries: Egypt, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Italy, Kenya, Moldova, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Mauritius and Spain.
This year the event will once again be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre – the most prestigious exhibition center in the Middle East – with a bigger space booked in order to provide exhibitors with more services and space options in halls 5, 6 & 7.
WOP DUBAI 2016
Date: 13 – 15 November
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre
Halls: 5, 6, 7.
More info: http://www.wop-dubai.com/