The Gulf Countries Project is intended to support the internationalization of the Sicilian Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Agriculture and Food sector by promoting and organizing their participation in the SIAL Middle East Exhibition, which will take place from the 26th to 28th November 2012 in Abu Dhabi. The Exhibition, which will be held in Abu Dhabi due to the greater dynamism and ferment of this emirate compared to Dubai (the traditional location, today less attractive among the area economic operators), recorded during the 2011 edition the presence of 466 exhibitors from 71 Countries and of 14 national pavilions. It’s a rendezvous of great international interest able to ensure high potential contacts to the attending Sicilian enterprises.