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VIV Asia 2019 - biggest edition ever

VIV Asia  2019 - biggest edition ever

Animal protein businesses from many countries meet in the first trimester of the year at VIV Asia, the No.1 international trade show from Feed to Food for Asia. VIV Asia celebrated its 33rd Anniversary with its biggest edition ever. 

The trade show began at 13 March 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. Organized by the world-renowned professionals in international business events, VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. and VNU Exhibitions Europe, this year marks the 16th occasion that VIV Asia has taken place under the concept“From Feed to Food”.

VIV Asia 2019 was held from March 13 through March 15, 2019 at BITEC, Bangna (Bangkok) from 10am– 6pm. At this edition, the organizer has developed the show with exhibition space increasing by 30% (30,000 net square meters at full BITEC) from last time, focusing more on the swine sector and expanding the show profile into the Food Engineering business.

Visitors met 1,245 leading companies from 62 countries under one roof. VIV Asia 2019 welcomed professionals from Asia and beyond during these three days, further reinforcing its reputation as the ideal trade show for animal husbandry. The show pre-registration counted visitors from more than 100 countries. It is expected that this year’s event will generate more than 18bn (18,000,000,000)baht’s worth of commercial transactions during the course of the three days.

Food Engineering - highlight of the year
The highlight of this edition was the introduction of an extended business section on Food Engineering, which covers and showcases equipment and services for the food production and processing of poultry meat, eggs, red meat, fish, and dairy products. The VIV Analysis team identified a need for a platform to provide a linkage between livestock and food production businesses, to create more opportunities through the supply chain in the target markets.

At VIV Asia 2019, the Food Engineering section can be found in Hall 98. It features over 100 leading local and international companies that bring complete solutions, high technology and full services at a professional standard to serve customers and investors. In this zone, top companies will showcase pre- processing, slaughtering, ingredients, additives, seasoning, marinating equipment, cooling/freezing, packaging, logistics and storage, food safety management, IT with digital technology, hygiene, waste water treatment and energy management.

Opening Ceremony remarked
At the opening ceremony of the event, it was an honour to welcome Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, H.E. Mr.Luck Wajananawat, who is kindly presiding over the proceedings. The President of Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, ambassadors and diplomats from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom and several other nations, as well as event sponsors and supporters from the government and private sectors willalso be present. In addition, during the event, the “Asian Personality Awards” will be presented to the wonderful minds that devote themselves to the poultry and livestock industries in Asia. These Awards are produced through a cooperation between VIV worldwide Director Mr. Ruwan Berculo, VIV Asia Senior Project Manager Ms. Panadda Kongma and VIV Asia Event Manager Mr. Zhenja Antochin, as well as Mr. Nigel Horrox, Managing Director of Positive Action Publications.

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Mr. Luck Wajananawat, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, disclosed after the Opening of VIV Asia 2019 at VIV Square Hall 101, Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) that VIV Asia is the technological exhibition and seminar for livestock and aquaculture industries of Asia. Its pattern to showcase livestock technologies and seminars help further the knowledge to develop the livestock businesses. Furthermore, VIV Asia also aims to upgrade Thai agriculture through research and development on agricultural, livestock, and fisheries infrastructures with emphasizes on the effective uses of resources in a sustainably and environmental friendly manner along with the application of modern technologies in farm management.

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