Fairs & Exhibitions
Last updated: Monday, April 24, 2017
At Least 2,000 Int’l Exhibitors to Attend THAIFEX-World of Food AsiaPosted: Thursday, April 13, 2017
THAIFEX - World of Food Asia - organised by Koelnmesse - the leading trade fair organiser in the food industry is taking place from 31st May to 4 June 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Visitors can expect a mega show congregation of at least 45,000 industry professionals, 2,000 exhibitors and representation from over 40 countries across the five-day event. Several Vietnam’s F&B businesses show their interest in this one-stop trading platform to boost Vietnam’s F&B products internationally. Returning exhibitors from Vinamilk, Dan On Food, Rita Food & Drinks, Minh Phong Green & Agricultural Products J.S.C has participated at THAIFEX- World of Food Asia for more than 5 consecutive years. Besides are new players such as Seafarm Liability Limited Company, Lotus Rice Ltd., etc. Vietnam’s exhibitors also see an impressive 55% increase in space area in 2017 as well as a new seafood pavilion.
Following the rapid population growth and mass urbanisation in Asia in the last decade, the traditional demand for food in the region has changed drastically. Not only does the Asia-Pacific region have some of the fastest growing F&B industries in the world, with projected year-on-year growth rates averaging 11%, there has also been increased attention to healthier living and demand for better labelling and packaging. In an answer to this prevailing trend, THAIFEX 2017 showcases distinguished features, including an additional 13,500 square metres in event space, making it the largest-ever trade fair in the F&B industry; identifying 11 key industry trends for 2017, of which organic foods is forecast to make waves this year; a newly instated ‘THAIFEX Innovation Zone’ to showcase the wide range of innovative food products and product designs from the region; and a series of specialized trade fairs and workshops, conferences on current hot F&B topics.
“THAIFEX-World of Food Asia 2017 marks the fifth consecutive year VINAMILK is participating in a trade show on the international scale. This year, besides a focus on our key products at the Vietnam pavilion, we are excited to introduce our organic milk to consumers. THAIFEX-World of Food Asia is a great platform for us and over the past five years, it has grown exponentially in size and reach. Participating in the show offers us a great opportunity to introduce and share our products to both Thai and international consumers. On top of that, we are also able to expand our reach and work with new and emerging markets in the region,” said Mr. Vo Trung Hieu, International Business Director of Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk).