Nothing in life gives pleasure more than food. Eating food for many is the ultimate joy in this life and why not, since it tingles our taste buds and allows us to experience the flavorful side of life.
Which is why food exhibitions are always a great opportunity for food lovers whether working in the industry or just takes pleasure in experiencing it, to gather under one roof and get to taste and explore different cuisines.
2017 is a fruitful year when it comes to food exhibitions which don't only offer visitors a unique chance to witness the magic as it happens through live cooking shows, but also they are the perfect opportunity for those working in the industry to get the right exposure and expand their businesses.
Here we give you 8 of the most famous and reputable food exhibitions taking place all over the world this year.
Taking place on the 15th & 16th of March 2017, Sandwich and Snack Show will be held at Paris Porte de Versailles.
The show is considered the definitive European gathering for snack and food on-the-go.
With 450 professional exhibitors and over 12,500 visitors expected to attend the event; Sandwich and Snack show will host cooking demonstrations as well as cooking competitions.
Get ready to taste some of the most scrumptious and perfectly executed and innovated sandwiches and snacks from the professionals.
The first international exhibition for food, beverage and process technology, Foodex will be held from 2-4 April 2017 at Doha Exhibition and convention center.
Foodex Qatar will feature many international food and beverage companies as well as processing technology companies which will showcase their products and services to attendees.
The exhibition aspires to strengthen the food industry in Qatar to live up to the standards of it's population.
SANA is the international trade show for organic and natural products.
Gathering national and international natural and organic products, SANA will take place from 8-11 of September 2017.
The event will be held at BolognaFiere where it will feature three main sectors, organic food, natural and organic personal care as well as green lifestyle.
Held at Olympia, London; Specialty and Fine Food Fair will take place from 3-5 September 2017.
The fair will feature fine food live section where the most renowned and experienced chefs will provide visitors with the industry's tips and tricks.
Also, there will be specialty chocolate live with a live demonstration from some of the expert chefs of pastry chefs and chocolatiers where attendees will get to taste the finest and most toothsome chocolate.
Known as the Italian food professional Rendez-Vous, Parizza will be held at Paris Porte de Versailles on the 15th and 16th of March.
The exhibition will feature all the latest innovations and trends in the Italian cuisine.
That's not all as more than 150 Italian pizza chefs will compete for the title of French Pizza Champion before an exceptional judging panel.
6- Foodex Saudi
In its 5th Edition, Foodex Saudi will be held from 13-16 November 2017 in Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events.
Foodex Saudi is considered Saudi's Arabia leading international trade exhibition that is 100% dedicated to food and drink industry.
The exhibition is the perfect opportunity for buyers from mass distribution, retail, hospitality and manufacture sectors to get high-quality products from over 34 countries.
Gathering a wide range of global exhibitors offering all sorts of food and drink products, Foodex Saudi will feature a professional chef competition supported by World Association of Chef Societies, Saudi Arabian Chefs Table Circle, and Saudi Arabian Chefs Association.
A three days spectacle of fine food, drink, and music, Taste of Dubai is celebrating its 10th year.
The city's most sought-after food, drink and music festival; the event will feature international restaurants, renowned chefs and an unbeatable line-up of international tunes.
Whether you love or food or not, you will definitely enjoy the live cooking demonstrations taking place and you might even get a chance to cook alongside some of the world's most talented chefs.
That's not all as visitors will also get to shop for amazing and exceptional gifts and culinary products in the vast and spacious outdoor shopping area.
8- Bahrain Food Festival
Kicking off on the 25th of February, Bahrain Food Festival duration was extended until the 18th of March instead of the 5th of March due to the tremendous success achieved in the first few days.
Bahrain Food Festival's second edition aims to attract more food lovers inside and outside of the Kingdom.
Taking place at Bahrain Bay, this year's edition gathers all those working in food industry from restaurants, cafes, hotels, kitchen appliances and many more.
Visitors will get o experience tastes from all over the world with cuisines such as Middle Eastern, Western, Asian, Indian, Organic and others present on the grounds of the event.
The event is taking place in three main locations, Bahrain Bay during weekdays, Adliya during weekends and Capital Club.
With a lot of entertainment activities taking place such as live cooking and musical shows, Bahrain Food Festival is where all family members get to enjoy a day well-spent.