Animal health and nutrition to be focus of VIV Asia 2013

VIV Asia 2013Solutions to feeding a growing world population and animal health will be the focus of VIV Asia 2013 to be held from 13 to 15 March at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)

With people from over 100 nationalities expected to visit VIV Asia 2013 in Bangkok, the organisers of VIV events worldwide – VNU exhibitions – hope that the event will be a meeting point for investors and innovative suppliers in the livestock industry.

Spread over 5,000 sqm of area for exhibition and more than 500 exhibitors participating in VIV Asia 2013, the event is poised to be an ideal platform for industries pertaining to animal production and meat processing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Some of the main exhibitors will be related to industrial feed processing equipments, supplies, raw materials, feed ingredients and additives, animal health, slaughter equipment, meat ingredients, knowledge transfer and consultancy and meat ingredients. The event aims to raise awareness about animal health and nutrition. Latest technology related to food processing will also be displayed.

The visitors to VIV Asia will include professionals from related industries like feed mills, poultry farms, pig farms, cattle farms, fish farms, agricultural farms, meat slaughtering companies, meat (further) processing companies and feed ingredients and additives companies. Apart from these, the other exhibitors will be distributors, wholesalers, retailers of trade meat; veterinarians; researchers and consultancies.

Apart from these, other exhibitors of the event will be from the knowledge transfer sector and consultancies, feed ingredients and additives. The event will also provide an opportunity for visitors to meet professionals and avail the facilities provided by the many exhibitors.

Companies like ACG Products, Bayer Thai, Bellaghy Pedigree Pigs, BIOMIN GmbH and many more will be participating in the event according to the event organisers.

The biennial event presents the entire ‘Feed to Meat’ supply chain and offers plenty of opportunities for the supplier industry. After the resounding success of the last edition of the event, this year too the organisers hope that VIV Asia will play a significant role in the continuing growth of intensive livestock farming in Asia’s emerging markets.

VIV Asia will be organised with three special features. First, Croptech-Feedtech Asia 2013 will be dedicated to the Asia-Pacific feed milling industries. Second, a brand new theme at VIV Asia 2013, MeatTech Asia 2013 will present international suppliers and technologies in slaughter and process of pig and poultry meat. Third, the VIV Animal Health Summit Asia will be arranged as a special theme at the 2013-edition of VIV Asia and will return at VIV Europe 2014. Conferences, innovations and an award ceremony will be addressed in this third feature.

VIV Asia 2011 attracted a record number of 28,978 visitors, of which 16,264 were international (56 per cent) and 12,714 were from Thailand. The total figure is a massive increase of 39 per cent from the edition of VIV Asia in 2009 (20,831).

“Feedback from VIV Asia 2011 was extremely positive: on a scale of 1 to 10, exhibitors rated it 8.1 and visitors as high as 8.4,” an event official said.

The positive feedback was also evident from the number of exhibitors that signed up for the next installment of VIV Asia in 2013; a third of the participants confirmed their space at VIV Asia 2013.

During the three-day event, visitors were able to connect with exhibitors from 46 countries, active in different segments from Feed to Meat. Special themes, product presentations and an extensive conference programme ensured visitors stayed at the cutting edge of their profession.

In addition to VIV Asia 2013, Aquatic Asia 2013, which will be held in co-location. The event is designed as a trade show for the Asia-Pacific aquaculture business, focusing on the research & development, production and marketing of fish & shrimps.

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