2nd Starch World Dubai

27-28 Mar, 2017 - Dubai

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek

About Event

“Tap Rising Opportunities in the Starch and Sweeteners Markets”


“Meeting of Buyers & Sellers from the Mediterranean, MidEast, Central Asia & Caspian Regions”


Key Highlights

  • Starch from Potatoes, Pulses, Wheat and Maize
  • Value added food applications in snacks, confectioneries and local foods
  • Commercial outlook in paperboard application
  • Innovations and technology in starch manufacturing
  • Focus on Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, Egypt & Morocco




"An eye-opener event to what starch industry is in the world."
– Amantin Agro Processing

"The event was truly needed; eventually one place that gathers the Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa starch industry."
– Novozymes

"Excellent knowledge."
– Karandikars Cashell


"It’s really good organized."
– NADEC Foods


News Feed

Saudi Arabia’s MEFSCO plans to triple corn-based starch and sweeteners production capacity

Posted on : 05 Dec, 2016


Arabian Agricultural Services Company (Arasco) and Cargill formed a joined venture in 2013 – MEFSCO. MEFSCO is now expanding its operations with investments of SR550 million in Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.


MEFSCO plans to tap the growing food manufacturing industry in Saudi Arabia with its wide range of ingredients to food producers. MEFSCO’s plans to triple the corn-based starch and sweeteners production capacity of its existing plant with the new investment. The expanded capacity can enable MEFSCO to cater to both customers in the Kingdom as well as other countries in MENA. MEFSCO expects the expansion to help reduce dependency on imports.


MEFSCO is positive on Saudi Arabia’s investor-friendly business environment as well as for the entire MENA region for the growth of the food manufacturing sector. Arasco and Cargill have teamed up to offer differentiated food solutions for customers in the region.


Cargill Foods METNA Regional Managing Director Murat Tarakçıoglu said “we will create distinctive value by focusing on cost effectiveness, producing best in class products at low cost at the newly invested production facility in Saudi Arabia, continuous product supply and supply-chain solutions, innovation and total solution offering via providing Cargill product portfolio including technical service and application expertise.”


More about starch and food manufacturing activities in MENA will be discussed at 2nd Starch World Dubai on 27-28 March, 2017 in Dubai.


Find out more from Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113.



Flour, Starch & starch based products manufacturers / FGrains traders and producers – corn / maize, cereal crops, barley, wheat, rice, sorghum,pulses / Root and tuber crops producers – cassava, potato / Sugar and sweeteners suppliers / Food ingredients specialists / Fermentation and Enzymes Suppliers / End-users of starch & sweeteners – food and beverage, sweets, confectionery, snacks, textiles, paper, pharmaceutical industries / Animal feed suppliers / Investment banks and venture capitalists / Equipment suppliers, turnkey solution providers.
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