Over 6,000 attendees, and 223 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 28 countries attended FIAAP, VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia, held in Bangkok, Thailand on March 29-31, 2016. Attendance saw an 11% increase compared to the 2014 show.
On the show floor, exhibitors had the opportunity to conduct business with both existing clients, as well as new ones met during the show. It was noted among many of the event’s exhibitors that the floor was filled with very highly qualified visitors, and commented on the impressive number and wide range of countries that were represented.
The final attendance count indicated that there were 6,374 visitors, an all-time high for this show, which is also an increase of 5% from the 2014 show. Compared to previous years, the number of attendees from outside of Thailand were very high, approximately 40%.
The conferences included in this event were as follows:
- Aquafeed Horizons Asia
- FIAAP Animal Nutrition Conference
- Petfood Forum Asia
- Global Milling Conference with GRAPAS Asia
- Biomass Asia
- GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance
Victam International BV, the event organisers, also arranged the 2nd ASEAN Feed and Rice Symposium. Speakers from IFIF, ADM, the Thai department of Livestock Development and FAO addressed the audience of senior international executives from the ASEAN feed and rice industries. There were more than 100 in the audience.
The ASEAN Feed Summit, was organized and funded by the Victam Foundation and hosted by the Thai Feed Mill Association. Held in closed session and chaired by Pornsil Patchrintanakul, president of the Thai Feed Mill Association, and moderated by Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF executive director, brought together senior feed regulators and industry representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.