The mix of attendees fostered valuable discussions and connections. (Image source: VICTAM International)

In March 2024, Bangkok hosted the 16th edition of VICTAM Asia and GRAPAS Asia, alongside Health & Nutrition Asia, at BITEC

Breaking records, the event attracted 8,722 visitors from 73 countries, highlighting its importance in the animal feed and grain processing industries. This year, 315 exhibitors from around the world showcased their latest products and innovations, confirming the event's status as Asia's go-to exhibition for these sectors.

The significant jump in attendance, a 42.5% increase from 2022, reflects a growing interest in these fields and marks a solid recovery and growth after the challenges posed by the pandemic. The event brought together a wide range of industry leaders, including executives from top companies like AMP International and Cargill, as well as ASEAN investors and academics. This mix of attendees fostered valuable discussions and connections.

A key part of the event was the comprehensive programme of conferences and seminars. With 141 speakers from 14 countries, topics covered included the future of livestock feed, shrimp farming innovations, and advancements in feed safety and milling technology. The third International Feed Technology Congress, organised with Wageningen University, focused on the ASEAN feed industry's developments and challenges.

Conferences like ‘Flour Milling Maximised’ discussed the changing wheat processing industry, addressing both current practices and future directions. Another highlight was the Thai Feed Mill Association conference, where discussions centered on modernising livestock feed for 2024 and managing carbon footprints. The ‘Networking Night’ was another event highlight, drawing over 250 industry professionals for an evening of discussions and networking.

This event emphasised the industry's strong interest in the latest technological advancements. The next edition of VICTAM Asia and GRAPAS Asia together with Health & Nutrition Asia is scheduled for 10–12 March 2026, at BITEC, Bangkok.

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The eighth edition of Asia Agri-tech Expo & Forum, Livestock Taiwan and Aquaculture takes place from 19-21 June 2024 in Tainan, Taiwan. (Image source: Informa Markets)

The eighth Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum (AAT) in Taiwan is not just the leading exhibition but a content-rich event in the agriculture industry

As one of the hosts of the 2024 Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum, the event will take place from 19-21 June 2024 at Tainan, Taiwan, running concurrently with Livestock Taiwan and Aquaculture Taiwan. The expo is supported by central and local governments, as well as associations from related agriculture, aquaculture and livestock industries highlighting the expo's significance in the industry. 

With its extensive exhibitor's lineup featuring leading companies, the expo offers a comprehensive showcase. The exhibition is differentiated by country and theme pavilions which include agriculture facility, smart aquaculture, feed technology, livestock farming and agro-machine pavilions. 

Moreover, as part of the expo, a series of professional conferences will be held, addressing key issues and emerging trends in agriculture, livestock, and aquaculture. Attendees can expect valuable and practical insights, and networking opportunities from industry experts and thought leaders. The three-in-one event not only provides a one stop sourcing platform but also cooperation opportunities for international players. 

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FieldOps New Holland. (Image source: CNH)

At this year's Agrishow 2024, New Holland is presenting FieldOps, a versatile and easy-to-use farm management web and mobile platform available for operators worldwide

The platform brings real-time monitoring, remote display viewing and intuitive user interface together into one comprehensive package to enhance how farming operations manage their data overall. New Holland FieldOps is designed to simplify a customer’s entire workflow from the moment they connect to their machines all the way through to post-season analysis. Its all-new interface streamlines workflows, simplifies farm management, and makes data accessible from anywhere.

Instead of using multiple apps to manage their mixed fleet, customers will be able to view and monitor all their machines in one place, centralizing tools like New Holland PLM Connect into one platform. This gives customers easier access to their field and farm data and provides any connected operator the ability to manage their machines from anywhere at any time, via FieldOps’ mobile or web platform.

FieldOps’ key features include real-time machine monitoring—including precise location and duty status—,remote view of in-cab displays for improved operator support, visualisation of agronomic data layers for a specific field over the course of the season and machine health and activity monitoring to quickly spot priority issues.

Bolstering the capabilities of FieldOps is the new collaboration with satellite communications leader, Intelsat, which aims to solve a large customer challenge by providing industrial-grade connectivity that is built for farming. 

The New Holland FieldOps app is currently in its final stages of development and testing, with a full release expected later this year.

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World Food Forum 2024 launch event. (Image source: FAO)

During an event organised at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters, details surrounding the World Food Forum (WFF) 2024 including this year’s theme: ‘Good food for all, for today and tomorrow’ were unveiled

The event, which is scheduled to be held from 14-18 October, will include sessions dedicated to global youth action, science and innovation and hand-in-hand investment. In addition, WFF 2024 will spotlight the Mid-term Forum of the UN Decade of Family Farming, weaved into youth-led, technical and policy spaces, to celebrate family farming as the backbone of diverse, innovative, and dynamic agrifood systems.

Speaking at the event, Chief Economist and Chair of the FAO Youth Committee, Máximo Torero said, “All events and forums will be completely integrated, turning the week into a truly dynamic and global platform to transform the future of our agrifood systems,” adding, “This will allow us to leverage the power of intergenerational collaboration, partnerships and creativity across policies, science, innovation, education and cultural investments.”

The flagship event will coincide with the annual World Food Day celebration on 16 October, which also marks FAO’s anniversary. 2024 launches the countdown to FAO’s 80th anniversary in 2025.

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The expo served as a platform for Indonesian fisheries stakeholders to showcase their high-quality products and explore opportunities for export and market expansion. (Image source: PT Napindo)

As part of its efforts to promote the Indo Fisheries 2024 Expo & Forum, organiser PT Napindo Media Ashatama participated at the Seafood Expo Global 2024, held from 23–25 April in Barcelona, Spain

Sharing the same goals to promote Indonesian fisheries products in the global market, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia also took part in the event. The expo served as a platform for Indonesian fisheries stakeholders to showcase their high-quality products and explore opportunities for export and market expansion.

Besides its objective of promoting the upcoming Indo Fisheries 2024 Expo & Forum, PT Napindo’s presence in Spain also helped the company to conduct benchmarking activities and gather insights into the latest trends and practices in the global seafood industry.

“Participating in the international expo underscores our commitment to facilitating the growth of Indonesia's fisheries industry and promoting our upcoming Indo Fisheries 2024 Expo & Forum," said Arya Seta, managing director at PT Napindo. "We believe that by leveraging the expertise and resources of both Indo Fisheries and the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, we can further enhance Indonesia's presence in the global seafood market and create valuable opportunities for our stakeholders."

Indo Fisheries 2024 Expo & Forum, is scheduled to take place from 17–19 July 2024 at the Jakarta Convention Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

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