A series of online roundtable conversations between international suppliers and regional buyer community to develop trade.
April - October 2023
Building new connections are crucial for a successful business. Connecting with trade buyers and importers in the Middle East is vital to ensure export success.
Live buyer attendees
Pre scheduled live meetings
Product Enquiries delivered
“I think there’s huge potential for organic market expansion- there’s a great base of people from all over that are well educated and he means to buy organic. It’s a great market and it has a lot of potential. I think expo’s such as this are very important to get buyer out to meet suppliers.”
“We have found our market!
We found café chain owners and a lot of distributors from 7 countries so far at the expo. We had lucrative discussions using the Online B2B Platform that have opened a doorway into this region for our sustainable coffee products. We plan on bringing a larger contingency under a Papa New Guinea country pavilion next year.”
“While the demand for organic and natural has hiked this year, it has been a challenging year for businesses, and we needed a platform like the expo where we could keep the economy going. It is great to see how the show has explored online and offline opportunities to connect buyers and suppliers this year.”
“It was interesting to be a part of this format and it helped us understand the demand for our products in the region even better. The portal is an evolved platform for beauty brands like us in Europe, who are able to still make trade connections and conversations without any barriers.”
4X Export Growth
Live Product Demo
Online b2b Shop
Targeted Buyer List
35,000 Social Media
Dr. Ashraf Mahate is currently the Chief Economist at Dubai Industries and Exports, which is the industrial development and trade promotion organisation within the Emirate of Dubai and an agency of the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism part of the Government of Dubai. In his current capacity, Dr. Mahate provides econometric analysis, evidence-based policy design and development, information and advice to key decision makers that promotes a structured as well as detailed understanding of industrial development and trade policy’s role in economic growth, diversification and development of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Mahate is responsible for overseeing thought leadership within Dubai Industries and Exports in the areas of Industrial development, trade, trade policy, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
As a professional economist with high-level management experience in the region, Dr. Mahate is an advisor to the SME sector, especially in the area of trade.
Monique is a Senior Analyst with Euromonitor International in the UAE. In her current role, she is part of the global Food and Nutrition team that provides strategic recommendations to the world’s largest FMCG companies, shaping the food industry. She is the Dairy Products and Alternatives global project lead and the Food and Nutrition regional lead for Middle East and North Africa. She actively engages with main industry players, creates datasets, authors annual reports, and is regularly featured in both local and international media outlets. A seasoned speaker, she has delivered keynote presentations in international conferences and webinars such as Gulfood, Organic and Natural Expo, Anuga, ISM, and ‘More than Food’ webinar hosted by the European Union.
Kirti manages the procurement for one of the largest retail groups within the region – Choithrams Group. He has spent over three decades across various divisions within the group, steering its journey of success from one milestone to another. Commencing with IT and then moving onto Logistics and Distribution in 1995, followed by a five-year stint in inventory management, he was named the Head of Merchandising in 2008 and Assistant Retail Manager in 2010. In 2012, he went on to become the Group Procurement Manager and has since then remained at the helm of sourcing for the renowned organization.