Sponsors

Philips

At Philips, our purpose is to improve people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. We aim to improve 2.5 billion lives per year by 2030, including 400 million in underserved communities.

As a technology company, we – and our brand licensees – innovate for people with one consistent belief: there’s always a way to make life better.

PepsiCo

PepsiCo was formed in 1965, when Frito-Lay Inc. merged with Pepsi-Cola. Today, PepsiCo products are enjoyed by more than one billion consumers per day spanning over 200 plus countries and territories around the globe. In 2021, Pepsico generated 79 billion USD in net revenue. Their product portfolio includes the ever popular brands like Lay’s, Doritos, Gatorade, Quaker, and of course Pepsi-Cola. Many of the iconic brands in PepsiCo’s product portfolio generate more than 1 billion US in estimated retail sales per year!
We all grew up to know and love these classic brands. The perfect quality management does not make us wonder too far as to why PepsiCo products are so popular.

The Waterfront Market

The Waterfront Market is one of Dubai’s leading shopping destinations and a premier fresh food marketplace. Located in the heart of the city, the Waterfront Market represents a fusion of traditional Emirati souq and the multicultural spirit of the city in a modern purpose-built facility.With 10 different galleries filled with over 50 interactive exhibits, a child focused team, a full-service cafe, and exciting programs every week – woo-hoo! has something to excite every member of the family. Every experience was designed based on cutting edge research of childhood development to provide open-ended play with the utmost safety and independence for the kids. Going beyond traditional education, woo-hoo! gives children the opportunity to sharpen numerous fundamental skills – including critical thinking, problem solving, gross motor development, social collaboration, and executive functions – while incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The best part? It’s all done through hands-on play, with non-stop fun!

Kibsons

Kibsons International LLC was founded in 1980 in the Emirate of Dubai under the vision and leadership of Hussain Ismail Khatri, the Chairman. In 1997 this was continued by Jamal Hussain, the present Managing Director. Their entrepreneurial spirit and long-term view of the consumer goods industry has created the foundation for market leadership in the fruit, vegetable, meat and poultry sectors. Today the Kibsons community is made up of more than 500 employees who share a passion for service and quality. More than 150,000 kilos of fresh produce is distributed from our cold stores and production facility every day. torytelling and iconic recipes.

Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot-on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry- leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience,  including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and  the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning  guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 146 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences  money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone.

woo-hoo

Children are curious learners who are eager to explore the world around them and discover how everything works. At woo-hoo!, we fuel this enthusiasm by providing children with an engaging space that enables them to acquire new knowledge while having tons loads of fun…
With 10 different galleries filled with over 50 interactive exhibits, a child focused team, a full-service cafe, and exciting programs every week – woo-hoo! has something to excite every member of the family. Every experience was designed based on cutting edge research of childhood development to provide open-ended play with the utmost safety and independence for the kids. Going beyond traditional education, woo-hoo! gives children the opportunity to sharpen numerous fundamental skills – including critical thinking, problem solving, gross motor development, social collaboration, and executive functions – while incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM). The best part? It’s all done through hands-on play, with non-stop fun!

Careem

Careem is the everyday Super App for the greater Middle East region. A pioneer of the region’s ride-hailing economy, Careem provides a host of daily services that people need to move around, order things, and transfer money in one unified smartphone app. Careem’s mission is to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organization that inspires. Established in July 2012, Careem operates in over 80 cities across 10 countries and has created two million income-generating opportunities in the region. www.careem.com

 

 

 

TAVOLA

Aan Al Awan General Trading LLC., license number 581466, registration number 1143566, is a subsidiary of 4Homes. Aan Al Awan holds the brand Tavola and is the operator of www.tavolashop.com, in six GCC countries (UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain). To find out the exact location of the brick-and-mortar shops, please visit this page (https://www.tavolashop.com/ae-en/store-locator/).

Aan Al Awan fulfills orders placed on www.tavolashop.com and provides customer service, warranty, and after-sales service for the products supplied.

Aan Al Awan is authorized by Wilton Enterprises to conduct the Wilton Method for Cake Decorating and the Wilton Method Instructors (WMI) training programs, and by Knightsbridge PME (UK) to conduct PME sugar crafting programs. Aan Al Awan also offers programs in Baking and Chocolate making.

 

 

 

Grandiose

A member of Ghassan Aboud Group. Grandiose is a premier quality food & grocery retailer that delivers a memorable multisensory experience and best in class service in a unique grocery shopping environment.

Our customers’ needs are what runs the business, from the common, basic, fast moving items represented by top brands within the region to providing a whole new exciting range of gourmet and diet specific products from all over the world.

 

 

 

Virgin Radio Dubai

The UAE’s number 1 Hit Music Station and home to the popular Kris Fade Show, Virgin Radio Dubai 104.4 has more listeners every single week than its three closest competitors combined. Virgin Radio Dubai has the biggest
English listening audience in the UAE from all nationalities.

Virgin is one of ARN’s nine radio stations, and is the most dynamic multiplatform broadcaster in the region.

mmi

Maritime & Mercantile International LLC (MMI) started as a Dubai Creekside shipping agent dating back since 1916, working with leading beverage distributors. Today, almost 100 years later, MMI is already the top beverage supplier to hotels, restaurants and bars in the UAE and Oman while continuously expanding their business to become one of the world’s leading independent distributors. The long heritage of MMI in Dubai means that there was always a strong initiative to grow and develop with the City and strive to always explore new opportunities and avenues to serve the country at its highest of capabilities.

Time Out

The leading guide to all things to do in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and many other cities in the region and around the globe, Time Out is leading global media and entertainment business that inspires and enables people to make the most of a city. Operating in 108 cities, across 39 countries, it has a global monthly audience reach of 242 million across all platforms. TimeOut Dubai tells you all you need to know about food, attractions, art, culture, shopping and nightlife in the city!

Costa Coffee

On a grey day in London in 1971, an incredible thing happened: a cup of Costa coffee was poured for the very first time. Its creators, the brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa, first sold their coffee to a handful of local caterers. Then to some delicatessens. A few years later, they opened their first coffee shop.

Today Costa is the largest and fastest growing coffee shop chain in the UK. In 1999 Costa opened the first international store at The Aviation Club in Dubai, UAE. Years later the Costa brand continues to grow with 150+ stores operating in the Emirates.

San Pellegrino

San Pellegrino, the exquisitely Italian premium water, was founded in 1899. Ever since its foundation, symbolizes the value, heritage and iconic spirit of Italy. Of course, the authentic taste of San Pellegrino water is truly unforgettable. Gentle, subtle and bold. San Pellegrino is truly an iconic brand without a doubt.

Ahmad Tea

Ahmad Tea is a UK-based family business, drawing on four generations of tea blending and tasting experience. Founded on a passion for the finest tea, we are dedicated to the unique place that tea drinking commands at the heart of daily life in Britain and beyond.

Acacia Garden Center

Acacia Garden Center LLC was established in 2016 and is strategically located in Al Warsan, Dubai, which is a dedicated Dubai Municipality allocated trading zone for natural plants and
garden accessories. It is one of the largest garden centers in UAE and has become a preferred retail supplier for indoor and outdoor plants, outdoor furniture, fountains, landscaping products, accessories, and planters. AGC’s products cater to homeowners for DIY projects as well as small and medium enterprises.

Fade Fit

Founded by famous Dubai radio personality Kris Fade, the story of the brand started when Kris was out shopping, with his daughters, looking for healthy snacks. From there, Kris realized the market was missing reasonably priced healthy food items that were not full of sugar! From a quick poll he conducted on his radio show, Kris quickly discovered that many other parents were facing similar concerns and that’s when Kris took matters into his own hands. The birth of Fade Fit started with only looking to produce healthy kids snacks but the brand now has multiple product ranges from Kids’ food snacks, to protein and energy snacks, to even fashion apparel!

Weber

Weber has been celebrating perfect BBQs since 1952 with superior know-how, unique range of products and our enthusiasm for all things ‘Weber’. No other barbecue manufacturer can boast such a wealth of experience and knowledge as Weber. In the same way they invented the kettle barbecue in Chicago from a simple marine buoy, Weber continues to develop the whole world of barbecuing bit by bit every day.
As one of the world’s leading providers with the most comprehensive range of products and services in the industry, today Weber is internationally synonymous with barbecuing innovation, perfect barbecue products and the ultimate barbecue experience. With offices in over 40 countries on all continents, we continue to promote the Weber BBQ culture around the world.

The Radiant Group

The Radiant Group (R3G) has its headquarters in the UAE, with a strong footprint in Asia and the Middle East region including branch-offices in India and Nepal. They provide commercial and operational security services with a focus on manpower recruitment, event security and risk consultation. And because one size doesn’t fit all, R3G, identifies with the provision of the specific needs of each client to create solutions and customized security programs, including the best vendor partner elements at the best price point.

Prince AV

Since our inception in 2003, we have evolved into UAE’s leading events partner with a solid reputation for flawlessly executing world-class events and providing top-of-the-line technologies on hire in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and GCC countries.

 

ICCA

Recognised as a leading TVET school in culinary arts, the International Centre for Culinary Arts, Dubai, provides an award-winning learning experience to aspiring chefs, artisans, and entrepreneurs from the world over.

Behind the Scene

Established in 2015 in Dubai, Behind the Scene is a complete in-house fabrication and printing company with on time delivery and seamless
execution. Their services include design, large format digital printing, vehicle branding, event and exhibition management and fabrication, signage production and laser cutting.

Alba Hospitality & Lifestyle

A unique triumph… a joining of forces… some of the best minds with decades of experience and now proudly introducing a one-of-a-kind boutique hospitality management company and agency, Alba Hospitality & Lifestyle.
With over 20 year’s experience in the Food & Beverage and hospitality industry, covering all aspects from brand creation to strategy, operations management in beach clubs, lifestyle restaurants & bars & nightlife venues, events & production globally. Creative, out of the box thinking, our challenge is our own creativity, as we consistently release fresh and successful ideas. We possess an expansive, loyal network of clientele and patrons built from our grassroot marketing and database that lends towards our unique strength and success. Our tight knitted network of clients/VIP’s database spans across the middle east, and even the globe including the likes of Ibiza, London, Paris, Miami and more.

THRYVE

THRYVE is the first 100% Plant Based Venture by IFFCO, based in Dubai Industrial City, UAE. THRYVE invents, manufactures and markets a portfolio of sustainable healthy plant-based food. This local venture is inspired for a bright and healthy future where sustainability and concerns for the fight against climate change are at the core of its business and its operations. THRYVE™ is on a mission to not only provide a more eco-conscious food source but also educate its customers!

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