Kuwait International Agro Food Expo - Kuwait
Supported by the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources, Kuwait International Agro Food Expo (KIAFE) is the only specialized international exhibition for the Agriculture & Food Sector in the country. The exhibition focuses on; Agriculture, Halal Food, Processing & Packaging Technology, Hospitality & Catering, Hotel & Restaurant Furniture, Food Security and Food Safety. KIAFE is an ideal opportunity for exhibitors to appoint Agents, Distributors and Export to the Kuwaiti market. The Second edition of Kuwait International Agro Food Expo will be held from 10-11 April 2019 at Kuwait International Fairs (KIF). The Agriculture and Food sector plays an important role in diversifying the economy of Kuwait.
In the period from January 2003 to May 2015, the food industry was one of Kuwait"s largest recipients of inward investment, attracting $244m, according to the Dhaman report.
Under the Kuwait Development Plan (KDP) 2015-20, which lays out a strategy for large-scale investments in infrastructure and energy, and includes a strong emphasis on private sector involvement, the government aims to raise the non-oil sectors" contribution to GDP to 64% in 2015-20, up from an average of 45.1% in 2010-13. The KDP aims to accelerate the rate of private sector growth in particular by delivering more than 500 projects, taking its contribution to GDP from an average of 26.4% in 2010-13 to 41.9% in 2015-20.
The expo aims to link the sector as well as the related government organizations with industry experts and suppliers by sharing innovative ideas and solutions to transform the sector, showing the potential involved toward its contribution to Kuwaits growing economy.
The 2018 edition featured 50 companies locally and internationally, including countries from Kuwait, Oman, Egypt, Singapore, India, Italy, China, United Arab Emirates and many more. After a promising response in the first edition, Kuwait International Agro-Food Expo 2019 aims to be bigger & better!