QDB showcases 20 Qatari food and beverage companies at Gulfood 2017

As part of its overarching strategy to promote Qatari products across regional and global markets, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) showcased 20 Qatari food and beverage sector companies at Gulfood 2017 in Dubai.

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QDB Gulfood

Through the support of its export program, Tasdeer, QDB showcased the local manufacturers at the nation’s designated marquee. This year’s Gulfood exhibition promoted operators in an industry that is valued at more than $5 trillion globally, according to estimates.

This year, the 20 Qatari companies displayed a variety of their best products, including: dairy items, dates, pasta and flour-based items, bakery goods, confectionery products, seafood, poultry, processed foods, pasta, and rigid packaging as well as olive oil, natural juices and mineral water.

The companies included Agrico Agriculture Development Co., Albina Snacks, Al Qaseem Dates, Al Raheeq Juice Factory, Al Sulaiteen Agricultural & Industrial Complex, Azba Farm for Chicken & Quail Birds, Chem-Tech International Factory, Colosseum Doha, Dandy Company Limited, Gulf Water Plant, Munah Foodstuff Factory, National Food Company, Ocean Fish, Qatar Flour Mill and Qatar Food Industries

Other firms were Qatar Food Factories Co., Qatar Meat Production Co., Qatar Tunisian Food Company, Raha Bakers and United Mineral Water Company.

Important strides

QDB CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa

QDB CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa said: “Qatari companies operating in the food and beverage sector have made important strides to improve on both scales of productivity as well as quality. After tremendous successes in our local market,, it is time for our local companies to proceed towards new horizons and expand into the regional and international markets.”

Executive director, Tasdeer, Hassan Khalifa Al Mansoori, said: “Through Tasdeer, we have set out to achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 and contribute to the diversification of our national income sources. The empowerment of SMEs is the lynchpin of that strategy.”

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