GFIA has a long history of hosting valuable side events, curated by experts and companies at the cutting-edge of sustainable food production.
Interested in holding your own side-event? Contact David Stradling.
All side events are free to attend and open to all visitors unless otherwise stated.
Check back soon for a full timetable of side-events.
Agritecture Consulting is organising an Indoor Agriculture Pavilion at GFIA Abu Dhabi, as well as hosting a series of conference sessions on day 1 for indoor farming – an unmissable opportunity for those focusing on growth in the MENA region. They are now taking applications from sponsors, speakers, participants and exhibitors looking to get involved.
Indoor Agriculture Conference outline: 9th March | 1-5pm
Cooling Produce is Key to Marketing Success
Hosted by University of California Davis
This workshop will cover the reasons why cooling perishable produce is so important and the best methods for cooling specific produce items. Topics will include the influence of temperature on produce quality and safety, as well as its rate of deterioration after harvest. Deterioration can include water loss and shriveling, excess softening, and growth of disease organisms. The pros and cons of different methods of produce cooling (room cooling, hydro-cooling, forced-air cooling, vacuum cooling, icing) will be covered along with details of how to properly use each method from an engineering and product quality standpoint. Options for packing of produce and the influence of packaging on cooling efficiency will also be discussed.
Cold Chain Middle East Expo co-located with GFIA
The UAE government wants to achieve poll position on the Food Security Index by 2051, and leaders across the region are prioritizing food security, quality and safety to protect a growing population. The demand for sophisticated cold chain solutions is rising and the Cold Chain Middle East Expo will be the first opportunity for solution providers to showcase products to thousands of food producers, processors, distributors, logistics experts and retailers from across the MENA region.
Cold Chain Middle East Expo will be co-located with the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture, ApiArab Expo and VIV MEA, presenting a week of agriculture and food events attracting over 12,000 professionals right along the value chain.
ApiArab Expo co-located with GFIA
ApiArab Expo will deliver a world-class showcase of over +70 technology manufacturers and suppliers of equipment essential to bee-keeping and apiculture related hardware, systems and solutions together with a broad spread of market-ready produce from across the MENA region. Book your stand to showcase your solutions in a region with over 50 million mouths to feed.
Apimondia Symposium co-located with APIArab Expo
ADAFSA and the International Federation of Beekeepers’ Association are organising the Apimondia Symposium which will run in colocation to APIArab Expo.
The Apimondia Symposium is the largest scientific event for beekeeping in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 9-11 March 2020 to share information and experiences on challenges facing beekeepers in Arid environments and ways to overcome them in order to promote the beekeeping sector and make it more sustainable and profitable. For more information click here or to register click here