, a global authority on sustainable food production, will present leading-edge solutions that will shape the future of farming and food production in the UAE and around the world.
"The comments we have received regarding Phase 1 of the Gateway Transformation Project have been overwhelmingly supportive and have generated excitement for what's to come in Phase 2," said GFIA
president and CEO Jim Gill.
Abu Dhabi 2018 will be held alongside the second Poultry Technology Fair (VIV MEA 2018 Abu Dhabi), which caters to the requirements of poultry farming and livestock and feed production as well as the First International Conference of Arab Beekeepers Union, which aims to enhance the productivity of beekeepers and honey production companies across the region.
The association will operate under the umbrella of the Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD) which will organise its first international conference during GFIA
The exhibition and conference at GFIA
forum is aimed at harnessing global efforts to provide enough safe, nutritious food to an expanding population, and will feature more than 300 next-generation agricultural solutions that could shape the future of sustainable farming around the world.
Pakistan is to have a large country pavilion at GFIA
and is looking to showcase the expertise of Pakistani agricultural companies, ranging from small innovative ideas to larger agribusiness solutions.
After New York Life launched its GFIA
in July 2011 the market has expanded to more than $1 billion in sales per year.
Mohamed Jalal Al-Rayssi, director of communications and community service at ADFCA, said: "The forum will spotlight how scientists and innovators around the world are using the latest technology to develop game-changing innovations to overcome water shortages, pollution and climate change." A meeting of members of the GFIA
steering committee, comprising sustainable agriculture industry experts from across the globe, this week in the UAE capital provided a platform for delegates to contribute their recommendations and ideas relating to the drivers, challenges and opportunities in their relevant fields.
Mark Beaumont, Managing Director of Oriel Events, a co-organiser of the event, discussed the progress of GFIA
to date and led discussions on the structure and goals the forum is aiming for.
For that reason, New York Life entered the DIA market in 2011, when it launched its Guaranteed Future Income Annuity (GFIA
"There is no basis for the workstream to draw any conclusions about the merits of the branch form relative to other forms of legal entity, including the subsidiary structure, from the operational perspective or the supervisory perspective," the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA
) said in earlier comments on the previous draft.
Thirty one of the world's insurance associations have launched the Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA