THAIFEX-Anuga Asia, the area’s largest meals and beverage commerce truthful, is happening in Bangkok on the finish of Might, however don’t fret if you happen to can’t make it over to Thailand in individual — this yr, there are a number of in depth digital elements so that everybody can take full benefit of all the things that the occasion has to supply.
This yr’s truthful will embody 1200 exhibitors, 2500 high-profile consumers, 11 meals segments, and roughly 40,000 guests, making it a can’t-miss occasion for consumers, sellers, and entrepreneurs throughout the F&B business.
With the theme of “Hybrid Version” in thoughts, organizers have included a number of digital parts throughout the occasion. A web-based networking platform will enable attendees to contact and community with one another earlier than the beginning of the truthful. On-line cubicles and purchaser conferences can even be accessible for exhibitors and consumers who want to join remotely. Moreover, a number of elements of the occasion might be live-streamed by the official THAIFEX-Anuga Asia Fb web page, together with classes from the much-anticipated Future Meals Expertise stage.
A number of of the occasions that might be livestreamed are already trying noteworthy, similar to “Innova’s High Ten Developments for 2022,” the place specialists Innova Market Insights will determine the upcoming F&B developments that they consider are the way forward for the business, particularly within the context of a post-COVID-19 economic system. One other attention-grabbing occasion is “SOS Presents: The Highway to Zero Meals Waste,” the place members of Students of Sustenance (SOS), Thailand’s first meals rescue basis, will focus on ways in which business members will help cut back meals waste and enhance meals fairness. And lastly, there’s “Plant-based — the Way forward for Meals,” a panel dialogue the place CEO’s of various plant-based meals product firms will focus on the present panorama and future trajectory of plant-based merchandise, in addition to the varied applied sciences, limitations, and funding alternatives that they’ve encountered in the case of coping with various protein and plant-based merchandise.
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The best a part of the digital element, in our opinion, is the newly-launched interactive THAIFEX VTS (Digital Commerce Present) web site. As soon as registered for the truthful, customers can entry all the things from journey and lodging guides for occasion attendees who wish to journey to Thailand, to exhibition lists and 360-degree digital excursions for classes similar to Sweets & Confectionery, Espresso & Tea, and Frozen Meals — which is just about precisely how the in-person occasion can even be laid out. Customers can even be granted entry to the Webboard and a Enterprise Matching perform.
This yr’s truthful will see the return of the favored Hosted Purchaser Programme and the Precedence Purchaser Membership. Members — or “Hosted Patrons” — might be given the unique alternative to pick out and schedule conferences forward of time with exhibitors that they want to join with, both onsite or by way of the web enterprise matching platform.
Buoyed by the constructive suggestions from previous years, occasion organizers are excited as they head into this yr’s truthful. Wendy Lim, Normal Supervisor of Meals Tradeshow, Koelnmesse Singapore, mentioned: “Within the final Hosted Purchaser Programme, our consumers seized up US$1.7million value of purchases from new suppliers alone. They usually have additionally forecasted US$27 million in gross sales income for the following monetary yr. We expect no much less this yr! With 2,500 high consumers from firms like BGF Retail and Circle Okay who’ve already registered, we anticipate some thrilling information to unfold at this yr’s occasion!”
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However that’s not all the things! This yr, THAIFEX-Anuga Asia can even embody a model new phase referred to as THAIFEX-Anuga Future Meals Market which is able to characteristic ground-breaking services and products that might function revolutionary blueprints for the way forward for the business. The Future Meals Market zone might be divided into 4 classes: Diet, Meals and Beverage Applied sciences, Sustainable Options, and Different Components. Services and products that might be introduced underneath this phase embody various F&B merchandise (assume meals merchandise which are plant-based or made with all-natural components), zero-waste and sustainable packaging merchandise, and digital platforms and improvements (similar to augmented and digital actuality expertise) that may revolutionize the F&B business.
In complete, the truthful may have six completely different “Particular Exhibits” throughout the 4 days. Apart from the Future Meals Market, there can even be a Startup zone, an Natural Market, Halal Market, Style Innovation Present, and a Development Zone.
THAIFEX-Anuga Asia 2022 will happen from Might 24-28 at IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. On Might 24-27, opening hours are from 10am-6pm. On Might 28, opening hours are from 10am-8pm. Registration is already open for each exhibitors and consumers.