Over 8,500 visitors throng Vietstock 2012 Expo & Forum

VietstockFollowing its success in 2011, the Vietstock 2012 Expo & Forum returned to the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre recently and outdid its previous outing in scale and numbers

"The International Exhibition on Feed Livestock and Meat Processing show - Vietstock 2012 was a good opportunity for domestic and international businesses to introduce the latest achievements, new trends, production management, and advanced innovation in Livestock,” said Diep Kinh Tan, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Vietnam who inaugurated the event.

Showcasing over 250 exhibitors from 30 countries, plus national pavilions from the UK, the US, the Netherlands, Singapore and China, VIETSTOCK 2012 surpassed all previous records and welcomed over 8,500 visitors.

"Due to the rapidly growing population in region, urbanization and sturdily global promotion for healthy lifestyle; the demand for latest technology, management, innovation and equipment in livestock industry is urgently needed. VIETSTOCK 2012 was a perfect springboard for all industry players to take full advantage of opportunities to enhance the quality and safety of food in region, grow their business and learn from the experiences of industry experts and decision makers,” said Dr. Ahmad Mustaffa Babjee, chairman of United Business Media (UBM) ASEAN.

Richard Hickey, general director, ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel Asia said, “"This is the 6th time ANDRITZ Feed & Biofuel has participated in VIETSTOCK. We have found the event to be a great platform for industry players to expand their business opportunities, reach a large customer base and new markets."

Four international conferences and panel discussions ran concurrently with VIETSTOCK 2012. Under the theme "Bio-security & Food Safety", the panel discussions provide a unique opportunity for industry players to discuss and obtain effective solutions for their business.

Under the theme ‘Improving Food Hygiene and Safety in Livestock Production’, VIETSTOCK 2012 enabled industry professionals, decision makers and consumers, to join together and come up with solutions to meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated consumers.

Sponsors and major international exhibitors included ZhengChang, Muyang, Boehringer, Bayer, My Nong, P & N Agro, Andritz, Overseas Export Management, Stolz, Big Herdsman, Britsh Pig Association, Guangzhou Huanan, Betagro, Emivest, Holland Pig, International Nutrition, Buhler, Sumitomo, and many more. All showcased their latest advances, solutions and services.

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