International Coffee & Tea Festival 2015 set to take UAE’s specialty coffee & tea industry by storm

Show to feature new international brands, innovative products and equipment from 11th to 13th

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February 24, 2015

The International Coffee & Tea Festival, the only dedicated trade event for the coffee and tea industry in the Arab World, will be back again after a highly successful sixth edition. Organized by International Conferences & Exhibitions LLC, one of the longest standing international exhibition houses in the region, the seventh edition of the show will be held from November 11 to 13, 2015 at The Meydan Gallery and Convention Centre in Dubai.


The UAE has registered nearly 2,200 new café licenses in the last two years while more than 90 in-shop and large-scale coffee roasters are planning to open for business in the next 24 months. The country’s traditional coffee culture and an expanding tea market complement increasing investment in the café, coffee and tea businesses estimated to be worth between USD 350 million and USD 400 million.


The 2015 International Coffee & Tea Festival will showcase all facets of coffee and tea and café products, equipment and services. It is a perfect opportunity for regional and international producers and manufacturers to break  into the market and secure a part of the Middle East’s multi-billion dollar hot beverage industry.


Ryan Godinho, UAE’s National Liaison for World Coffee Events and Special Events Coordinator (Training & Championships) with the International Coffee & Tea Festival, said: “The International Coffee and Tea Festival will be back again to address the challenges and strengths of the region’s growing coffee and tea industry. Only through exposure and competition will the quality of product and delivery improve. We need to more than double our efforts in bringing products that are constantly evolving as a result of ongoing research and development within this sector, into the region. Within the foreseeable future, Dubai will play a more active role in the world of coffee and tea.”


“The Coffee & Tea Festival will also continue to focus on the career advancement of people working within the tea and coffee industry and at the same time provide entrepreneurs a platform to explore business opportunities within this lucrative industry,” concluded Godinho.


The International Coffee & Tea Festival is supported by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and World Coffee Events (WCE). It is the UAE’s only dedicated exhibition that showcases specialty coffee and tea products from around the world and attracts industry professionals from across the GCC, the MENA region, and the Indian sub-continent.


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