2012-11-19 11:41:06 - Pioneering networking event to unlock lucrative prospects in USD 9.4 billion food market spanning Middle East and Africa
November 19, 2012
Globe Express Services (Overseas Group), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced that it will be participating as Silver Sponsor of the Food Logistics Forum 2012, the groundbreaking event catering to the specific logistics challenges and enormous opportunities in the Middle East food business that will run from November 19 to 21, 2012 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. GES (Overseas Group) further revealed that the event will serve as an ideal platform to reinforce the company’s long-term strategy to expand its presence in the USD 9.4 billion market that stretches across the GCC, Middle East and Africa.
The Food Logistics Forum, which is supported by the Government of Dubai, will be attended
by high-profile business leaders from across the region, including global and regional logistics industry leaders, regulators and key influencers. Various F&B-related sectors will be represented at the event, including Manufacturing & Processing, Packaging & Distribution, Transportation & Warehousing, Health & Safety, Plant & Equipment, Logistics & Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Wholesalers & Retailers, Importers & Exporters and Government Bodies.
Mustapha Kawam, Managing Director- Gulf States of Globe Express (Overseas Group), said: “The Food Logistics Forum provides a dedicated platform for business leaders, government authorities and other industry stakeholders to discuss emerging opportunities and evolving challenges in food logistics in the region. It will definitely help unlock new possibilities for business growth and empower participants to have a much better outlook of the industry’s future prospects. Moreover, we look forward to share our own insights and be part of the continuing discussions on the possibility of introducing reforms and new industry regulations that will further enhance the sustainable growth of the food logistics sector.”
Delegates and keynote speakers of the Food Logistics Forum will focus on the most pressing challenges in the global food supply chain, including product safety, transport of raw materials and fuel prices. Moreover, with the Middle East importing a large percentage of its food supply, the Forum will also tackle other key topics such as ongoing efforts to modernize the mechanisms used in ensuring the safety of food and food ingredients imported into the region, and enhancing the quality assurance programs adopted by foreign suppliers.
Globe Express Services (Overseas Group) specializes in out-of-gauge services, which is a core offering of the company’s Project Logistics and Management portfolio. In Logistics and Compliance Consulting, Globe Express Logistics offers its expertise in creative warehouse design, distribution, supply chain execution and material handling solutions for leading retail, wholesale, and consumer product manufacturing companies. Globe Express’ consultancy services also cover selection and implementation of supply chain execution software, including warehouse management systems, asset management systems, transportation management systems, yard management systems and labor management systems.
About Globe Express Services ® (Overseas Group)
Globe Express Services ® (Overseas Group) offers a robust, well-rounded suite of logistics services to companies doing business in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and around the world. Since 1974, we have enabled our clients’ supply chain success through ocean & air freight forwarding, overland transport, Customs brokerage & compliance consulting, cargo consolidation, warehousing & distribution, specialty cargo handling, and project logistics. Our state-of-the-art technology platform provides outstanding visibility, flexibility and customization potential, while our highly trained personnel share a commitment to providing the ultimate customer service. For more information, please visit www.globeexpress.com.