Deputy Minister Gina Arrives in Dubai

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Nomalungelo Gina has arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where she is leading a delegation of South African agro-processing companies that will be showcasing their products at the 25th Gulfood Exhibition taking place from today, to Thursday, 20 February 2020.

Gina’s programme of activities in Dubai includes attending the Dubai Chamber of Commerce-Gulfood Breakfast Session and engagements with importers of South African food and beverage products.

While in Dubai, she will also meet with a Dubai-based company which manufactures and supplies fire protection systems, fire-fighting equipment, safety and security systems. The company is planning to invest in South Africa. She will also address a breakfast meeting, which will be attended by food importers from the UAE and other Middle East countries.

Gina’s programme will also include a visit to the Expo 2020 site and engagements with the South African companies exhibiting in the SA National Pavillion that has been set up by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) at the Gulfood.

Other than Gulfood 2020, the dti is also funding the Cosmetic Export Council of South Africa (CECOSA) to participate in the Professional Beauty exhibition taking place in Dubai on 17 and 18 Feb 2020. Gina will also be visiting the exhibition and engage with the South African companies participating there.

Gina says part of the purpose of her visit is to gather information on key sectors which presents opportunities that South African companies can explore. She says the UAE is already a lucrative export market for SA products, while many SA companies are benefitting from opportunities in the UAE in a variety of sectors.

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Nomalungelo Gina with Mr Ash Dwason of Williams Foods in the South African Pavilion in Dubai.

Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson
Tel: (012) 394 1650
Mobile: 079 492 1774
Issued by: The Department of Trade and Industry
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