Agthia Group PJSC, one of the leading Food & Beverage companies in the UAE, has announced its participation and Gold sponsorship of the SIAL Middle East Exhibition, taking place from 26 – 28 November 2012 in Abu Dhabi. Held annually, with the strategic partnership of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, SIAL ME is part of the world’s largest network of professional food events, which include Paris, China, Canada, and Brazil. The event brings together professionals involved in buying and selling food products, services and equipment in addition to the latest innovations in the food industry.
Commenting on Agthia’s participation, Agthia Group’s CEO, Mr. Ilias Assimakopoulos said: “Agthia has supported SIAL ME since its launch in the Middle East and Abu Dhabi, and this marks the third year of our association. We have witnessed SIAL ME become one of the region’s fastest growing professional trade exhibitions for the food & beverage industry, and Agthia is proud to support and be a part of an international event of such pedigree. The event is also significant in positioning Abu Dhabi as a regional business hub for the industry to reach out to the expanding markets across the MENA region. Through this exhibition we hope to strengthen Agthia’s name at the local and regional level.”
Today, Agthia Group PJSC has four business divisions in various food and beverage segments. The Consumer Business Division includes several brands, such as Al Ain Mineral Water, a leading bottled drinking water in the UAE; Capri-Sun juices; Al Ain tomato paste and frozen vegetables products; Chiquita juices and the Yoplait fresh dairy products. The Agri Business Division is responsible for the Grand Mills brand, the leading high quality flour and animal feed products. The Egypt Business is responsible for both Al Ain Food & Beverage and Pure Natural brands of tomato paste, chilli paste, frozen vegetable and fruit puree. While the Turkey Business is responsible for the management, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of ‘natural spring’ bottled water in UAE and the wider GCC.
SIAL is a truly international brand and highly regarded by the industry throughout the world. Exhibitors and visitors will have a chance to meet during the three-day event at a dedicated business platform in the thriving region of the Middle East. The UAE is an important regional hub with the third largest amount of re-exports in the world. SIAL ME offers a solid platform for companies wanting to research and enter the Middle East food, drink and hospitality market. www.sialme.com.