75% Of Visitors Attend GFIA

To Find New Sustainable Agriculture Innovations

They want to save natural resources, improve productivity, increase the efficiency of their supply chains and be ready to meet the challenges of climate change.

If you can help food producers and processors do that, you can sell your solutions at GFIA.

Download the Sales Brochure Stand reservation form

Attracting the buyers to Abu Dhabi

From exhibitions and scientific displays to discussion forums and live demonstrations, we have challenged ourselves to offer something of interest to visitors right along the value chain.


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The Exhibition

300+ suppliers will showcase thousands of working products to help visitors improve productivity and profits.

MENA Food Production 2013

A free conference focussing on solutions and developments across MENA agriculture. More

Open Innovations Theatre

A series of 15-minute talks from start-up companies who could shape the future of farming around the world. More

Startup Pavilion

A space for companies wanting to rasie their profile and meet with potential investors and buyers who can scale their business.

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Thought for Food

A "Design Thinking Mash-Up Workshop" will give participants the insight and tools to design and promote innovative solutions for food security.

Science Zone

Giving a platform to universities and R&D institutes to showcase projects and partner with industry to take ideas from the lab to market.

Roundtable discussions

30+ discussions will give small groups of 10 the chance to tackle business-critical topics.

Farmers Programme

Supported by ADFCA, this programme will host 100 of the region’s most successful food growers for one-to-one meetings with exhibitors.

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Technical Tours

Tours will give participants the opportunity to see innovations in action by visiting some of the best sustainable farming operations in the UAE.

Sustainable Date Palm Technology Centre

A showcase of solutions for crop protection, irrigation, post-harvest losses, soil management and cultivation. More

Internet of Things Pavilion

A selection of some of the most exciting ICT and smart agri-tech solutions available on the market.

Animal & Protein Production Zone

A display of livestock will be joined by solutions in animal feed, disease management, reproduction, nutrition and new protein production. More

GFIA 2016: A remarkable

6,503 attendees from
81 countries
249 exhibitors from
41 countries
862 meeting
requests sent
71% of visitors found
products they wanted to buy
80 new innovations
79% of exhibitors
planning to return in 2017
33% more visitors
than 2015
40 globally significant

An emerging market with vast potential

The increasing urgency to address food security challenges in the GCC region is presenting important opportunities for technology suppliers in this sector.

  • Saudi Arabia is injecting US22.1$ billion into its food security initiative
  • Qatar has specified food production as the primary concern of its National Vision 2030
  • Built in partnership with Wageningen UR, the new Baniyas Centre for Agricultural Research in the UAE is training farmers about the role of technology in producing higher yields
  • Oman has recently signed three agreements to boost aquaculture production from 353 tonnes to 7,330 tonnes annually.

GFIA 2016 presents your company with a prime opportunity to establish your position in a vast marketplace with the political will and financial means to raise food productivity.

Key exhibition sectors

7 reasons to book your stand

1. Expand on export potential
Meet new buyers and distributors from 80+ countries.

2. Extensive buyer networks
Meet high ranking agents and resellers with the capacity to carry your products to new markets.

3. Meet top stakeholders and investors
Meet top stakeholders and investors across the agri-food production spectrum with projects and plans in hand.

4. The ideal promotional platform
With 100+ international media, GFIA provides the ideal platform for the launch of new products and services.

5. Lucrative, long-term business
GFIA is located at the heart of a region that has an urgent need to secure sources of food.  

6. Conduit to real buyers
The Hosted Buyer Programme presents a conduit to real buyers that understand the value of your innovation.

7. Guaranteed success
You can pre-book meetings with investors and technology buyers through an online matchmaking system.



To view a floorplan and book your stand, contact:

David Stradling | T: +971 2 234 8486 | E: d.stradling@turretme.com

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