GulfHost: CESA helps UK equipment suppliers reach multi-billion $ market

£2,500 TAP funding grants available; CESA package makes exhibiting easy and affordable

The GulfHost exhibition will attract 50,000 visitors from the multi-billion dollar Middle East market.  Billed as the ‘new home for foodservice equipment previously located within Gulfood,’ it takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, 18-20 September 2017, and is part of Dubai Hospitality Week.  CESA is running the UK Pavilion and has put together a GulfHost package designed to make it as easy as possible for British companies to exhibit at the show.  In addition, the Association has secured TAP (Tradeshow Access Programme) funding from the Department for International Trade, which means that grants of £2,500 are available to support up to ten SMEs exhibiting at the show.

“GulfHost is a great opportunity for UK companies wanting to export to this dynamic, lucrative market,” says Stephen Goodliff, chair of the CESA Export Group.  “It’s a new show and, with Dubai Hospitality Week happening at the same time, it will pull in key buyers from across the Middle East.

“We are working closely with the organisers to ensure that the show builds on the success of the previous exhibitions in Dubai.”

CESA has put together a brochure detailing its exhibitor package, which is available to download from the ‘events’ section at  For application forms and information about the TAP funding, which is subject to terms and conditions, contact CESA by phone on 0207 793 3030 or by email via

“Space in the UK Pavilion is limited to 400 square meters and already half of the area has been booked up,” says Stephen.  “Any UK equipment supplier considering exhibiting should contact us right away.”

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the catering equipment industry, representing over 180 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes.  For more information on CESA visit