Abu Dhabi: His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research officially inaugurated SIAL Middle East 2011 today at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Their Excellencies Saqr Al Ghobash, Minister of Labour; Rashid Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment; Azuldin Abdullah Hussein, Minister of Agriculture in Iraq; Rashid Al Shariqi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority; Jamal Al Majid, Al Majid Group; and a number of senior officials attended the opening ceremony.
The VIP delegation toured the exhibition halls, and were joined by ambassadors from UK, Turkey, Iran, Argentina, Pakistan and Italy. The Ambassador of Pakistan, His Excellency Jamil Ahmed Khan welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries at Pakistan Pavilion and briefed on Pakistani exhibitors and their products. He thanked them for visiting Pakistan Pavilion and their interest in Pakistani products.
Held annually, under the strategic partnership with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, SIAL Middle East is part of the world’s largest network of professional food events, which include SIAL Paris, SIAL China, SIAL Canada, and SIAL 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.
The trade show features 500 food and equipment manufacturers and suppliers, in addition to 14 national pavilions from Turkey, Argentina, Korea, China, Taiwan, Iran, France, Italy, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Pakistan, Tunisia and the UAE. 70% of these companies will be exhibiting for the first time in the region. Seven companies are participating from Pakistan under the aegis of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan. The Commercial Section of Pakistan Embassy has made special arrangements for B2B meetings at Pakistan Pavilion.
For more information, contact:
Trade Development Authority of Pakistan
5th Floor, Block A, Finance and Trade Centre, Shahrah-e-Faisal,
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