The largest edition in Gulfood’s history brought together over 5,500 leading companies in food and beverages, showcasing more than 150,000 new products from over 190 countries.

The 2024 edition of Gulfood, recognized as “the largest food and beverage trade fair in the Gulf, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania regions,” brought together over 5,500 exhibitors at the Dubai World Trade Center from February 19th to 23rd.

Filled with countless networking opportunities to develop new business relationships and strengthen existing ones, this year’s fair provided an expanded platform for establishing partnerships, agreements, collaborations, signings, and announcements.

The impact of Gulfood extends beyond the immediate, as it has redefined the boundaries of the food and beverage industry, fostering collaboration, innovation, and a shared vision for an enhanced food future.

Focusing on Spain, more than 130 Spanish companies from all agri-food sectors were present at Gulfood.

Instituto Halal committed to this important fair, attended once again to address the possible needs of certified companies and establish contact with potential clients.


It is noteworthy that 32% of the Spanish companies exhibiting at Gulfood trust the Halal Institute for the Halal certification of their businesses and products.


Penetrating a market that solely in halal foods, according to SGIER estimates in 2023, increased by 9.6% in 2022, reaching $1.4 trillion, up from $1.28 trillion in 2021, and projected to reach $1.89 trillion in 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.1%, is significant.


This growth in the halal economy has been driven by a young and rapidly growing global population extending beyond 2 billion Muslim consumers, including a global market of ethical consumers aligned with the values of the halal concept.