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  • 3-5 November 2020
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is yummex Middle East?
yummex Middle East is the successful satellite exhibition of the world-famous ISM Cologne and the no.1 platform for sweets, confectionery and snacks in the MENA region. The event welcomes international traders, wholesalers, importers, retailers and Foodservice professionals to connect with international suppliers of confectionery & snacks products over 3 days. yummex Middle East trades under six distinct sectors covering sugar confectionery, biscuits & bakery, snacks & Ready To Eat, chocolate & cocoa products, frozen confectionery and breakfast products.

When and where does yummex Middle East take place?
yummex Middle East is an annual event, with the 12th edition taking place on 29 - 31 October2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

What are the show timing?

29 & 30 October -  10am to 6pm
31 October - 10am to 4pm

Who exhibits at yummex Middle East?
More than 300 exhibitors showcase their products and services at yummex Middle East, from global food producers such as General Mills showcasing household name brands like –Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley and Betty Crocker, to independent supermarket aisle dominators like Jelly Belly, to traditional, authentic and family run producers such as Destrooper-Olivier.  For the full list of exhibitors click here.


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Does yummex Middle East offer any opportunities for learning?

Yes, in partnership with major culinary Associations, yummex Middle East delivers interactive cooking and serving demonstrations onsite, keeping visitors at the cutting edge of confectionery & pastry preparation for the year ahead.  In addition, the popular Sweet Trends Feature illustrates the latest confectionery trends and statistics in the global market, courtesy of market research leaders Innova Market Insights. yummex Middle East Features are developing on an annual basis, please contact yummex-ME@dwtc.com for details of what’s new for 2019.

Why should I visit Dubai?

  • Convenience: yummex Middle East brings together the key international buyers and suppliers at a central destination between East and West. Dubai is strategically positioned to serve both established and emerging markets, making it more accessible than other competitive events taking place in Europe or America.
  • Business Opportunity: There is a marked rise in hotel development and renovation taking place in the lead up to Dubai World Expo 2020, creating exceptional networking potential. The Middle East and North Africa region as a whole is in the midst of exponential tourism growth, with operators openly exploring destinations in the Middle East, where tourism is booming.

What sectors does yummex Middle East serve?
Exhibitors Showcase products across six distinct sectors covering sugar confectionery, biscuits & bakery, snacks & Ready To Eat, chocolate & cocoa products, frozen confectionery and breakfast products.

In addition, yummex Middle East is co-located with 3 complementary trade events showcasing artisan & gourmet food products at The Speciality Food Festival, seafood at SEAFEX and Foodservice equipment at GulfHost. Your yummex Middle East entry pass admits free entry to all co-located events.

Who are the visitors?
15,000 F&B Buyers from more than 100 countries make their journey to yummex Middle East every year. The event serves some of the biggest brands in the region including Carrefour, Spinneys, Waitrose, Jumeirah Group, Starwood Hotels, Hilton Hotel Group, Emirates Flight Catering and Dubai Duty Free, to name a few.

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Do I need a visa to travel to Dubai for yummex Middle East 2019?

This depends upon which country you are travelling from and your nationality. If you are looking for travel packages (flight, visa assistance, hotel etc.), our official travel partner, Alpha Tours, is on hand to advise you further.

Mr. Anis Aridi
Office: +971 4 701 9111, Toll Free: 800 25742 929
27th Floor, Burlington Tower,  Business Bay, Dubai
(ALPHA WAY), United Arab Emirates, P.O. Box 25718

Note: The time it takes to process and issue a visa to the UAE varies from country to country. Please ensure you apply in good time to avoid disappointment.

How much does it cost to visit yummex Middle East 2019?
yummex Middle East is free to attend. Visitors who register online will also receive fast track entry to the event.

Is my visitor badge valid for all 3 days of the show?
Yes, your visitor badge admits you to yummex Middle East 2019 for all 3 days of the show.

I would like to exhibit at yummex Middle East 2019.
Please send an email to yummex-ME@dwtc.com to be considered as an exhibitor at the 2019 event. If you are interested in 2019 sponsorship opportunities please e-mail hussain.ossama@dwtc.com.

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Sponsors & Partners

A big thank you to our valued sponsors and partners for being a part of the show. 


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