This announcement came at a press conference held today at the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Dubai office. Attended by Abdullah Sultan Abdullah Secretary General Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Ibrahim Al Janahi, Senior Vice President - Commercial Sales, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) and Abdul Salam Al Madani President INDEX Holding the organizer of the event and representatives of newspapers and media.
Dubai Drink Technology Expo 2008 is a unique event and Dynamic meeting place for trade visitors and leading suppliers eager to promote high-tech machinery, system, and expertise. It is an ideal meeting platform for decision-makers and key players where they can find out new business opportunities, obtain major market trends, study large variety of products for all kinds of processes in one place and develop new business relationships.
Speaking to the press Abdullah Sultan said:
"The strategic partnership forged between the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Index Conferences and Exhibition Organizing Establishment Member of INDEX Holding has made positive impacts on the organizational aspects of this high profile industrial event. Joint efforts in organizing this event aims at attracting productive foreign investment, advanced technology, and expertise to the UAE. Our cooperation with INDEX in organizing this event came from our believe that INDEX posses wide experience and resources that enable it to organize the relevant exhibition in a professional manner which reflects the high standard of exhibition industry in the country that meet the expectations of local and foreign participants and visitors."
He added, "The Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry encourages industry stakeholders in beverages and liquid food industry, traders, and services providers to seize this unique opportunity and participate actively in this event in order to have a closer look at new technologies and developments achieved in this significant industry."
This exhibition is one of the significant exhibitions to be organized in the UAE and the region at large as it accelerates the pace of technology transfer and expertise in this highly important sector of industry. It also displays the latest technologies, innovations, and new products in one of the most challenging sectors.
Addressing the press and media Abdul Salam Al Madani, President of INDEX Holding, said:
"The Dubai Drink Technology Expo 2008 scheduled from 14 to 16 December 2008 is an international meeting platform where manufacturers, services providers, investors, and traders from the UAE and from other countries in the region, the Middle East and North Africa meet with plants and machinery technology producers and industry raw material suppliers from the US, Europe and Asia."
"Participants, in the up coming event will display a wide range of machinery for producing and processing beverages and liquid food packaging technology , machines process automation, process control systems filtration and separation including pasteurization, IT solutions, data acquisition, instrumentation , control equipment laboratory and analytics equipment. Raw materials suppliers for beverage production and factory equipment and supplies will also be displayed," Al Madani added.
He said, "Index Conferences and Exhibition Organizing Establishment Member of INDEX Holding in cooperation and strategic alliance with the Federation of the UAE Chambers of Commerce and Industry organize this important exhibition. Dubai Drink Expo is a member of the American Beverages Association the world largest gathering that brings together the leading manufactures of beverages."
He added, "It is the first of its kind in the entire region, the Middle East and North Africa. It is significant addition to exhibition industry in Dubai and in the United Arab Emirates in general and MENA region."
"The latest technological advancement in drinks and liquid food, beside the new and innovated products related to beverages and liquid food will be on display for three days. Participants and business visitors will have the opportunity to meet, interact, and hold business-to-business meetings. Businesses will have the opportunity to negotiate and contract with international machinery and technology manufacturers to establish productive relationships and enter into joint ventures," Al Madani said.
Al Madani Confirmed that "International display pavilions for the leading companies in the production and processing of fruit juices, soft drinks, milk products, liquid food and Pavilions for Tea and coffee from Germany, Spain, France, UK, US, Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Sri-lanka, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and S. Korea will exhibit their products. Special area dedicated for displaying new technologies, innovated drink products shall be featured."
Ibrahim Al Janahi, Senior Vice President - Commercial Sales, Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) speaking to the press, said:
"Dubai has positioned itself as the leading center for conventions and exhibitions in the entire region and internationally. Dubai Drink Technology Expo is a valuable addition to the exhibition industry in the UAE and the region at large. National industries in sector of drinks and liquid food, investors, traders and business people are urged to participate in this important exhibition."
Al Janahi added," Beverages drinks and liquid food industry set up in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, saw remarkable growth in recent years in terms of supply and demand. The number of beverages establishments in JAFZA reached 115 establishments. The vertical and horizontal expansion of Drinks and liquid food manufacturing and processing industry in the JAFZA is influenced by the progressive demand in the region and internationally and by the rise in the population, standard of living and the increase in health consciousness."