|Press Release Date||05.12.2016|
UAE Armed Forces seal multi-million dirham contracts on the first day of SIAL 2016; deals signed with seven prominent food suppliers from the UAE
The UAE Armed Forces has officially signed contracts worth AED763 million with seven of the region’s leading F&B suppliers during a press conference held today (Monday 5 December) on the opening day of SIAL 2016.
Major-General Staff Pilot Ishaq Al Balushi, Head of the Supply Department of the General Command of the Armed Forces signed contracts with the Army Officers Club, Abu Dhabi National Hotel Company Middle East, Al Wasita for Catering, Emirates Hospitality Centre, Kelvin catering services, Army Forces Coop Association and FOODCO.
Speaking at the press conference Al Balushi said: “This is the first time the UAE Armed Forces has participated at SIAL. The event provides a unique opportunity to connect with both regional and international companies within the F&B sector.
“This announcement embodies the strategic cooperation between the government and private sector in Abu Dhabi in its efforts to promote the food sector in the emirate. The event itself is an ideal platform to showcase best practice, cutting-edge technology and provides us with the opportunity to meet key decision makers, business owners and potential investors.”
Now in its seventh year, SIAL is the regions fastest-growing professional trade exhibition for the food, drink and hospitality industries. Held under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the exhibition will opened today (Monday 5 December) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, running until Wednesday 9 December.