News From : DagangHalal.com (12 Jun 2013)
Asia’s most influential food and beverage exhibition reports a total of 27,361 visitors from 125 countries and 11,340 exhibitors, announces plans of massive expansion by 20,000 square meters in 2014.
27 May 2013 – THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2013, Asia’s most influential food and beverage exhibition held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center from 22 – 26 May 2013, wrapped up its tenth edition on a high note with record-breaking numbers. Garnering praise from the industry for its high quality of local and overseas buyers, the exhibition received 27,3661 buyers from 125 countries over the five days. In total, there were 21,326 local visitors and 6,0355 from overseas.
The success of this edition was evident by its growth of 15% from the previous year, with an estimated spot sales of USD$ 15 million.
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia also saw the inaugural alliance with a country, Italy, which brought 67 Italian companies that occupied 612 sqm.
Says Daniele Rossi, General Director of Federalimentare, “Asia marks huge potential for growth and is a very important market for Italy. THAIFEX – World of Food Asia is an international fair and a gateway to Asia. We are very pleased with this partnership and hope to double the participation by 2015.”
Where The Food and Beverage Industry Gathers
The World of Seafood, a professional trade fair catering to the seafood and frozen seafood industry made its debut with much fanfare during the fair. Says Poj Aramwattananont, President of the Thai Frozen Food Association, “THAIFEX is one of the biggest food fairs in Asia. We hope that THAIFEX will be the door to the world that will push Thailand to be the kitchen of the world. We are one of the biggest in the world for food processed products. We are ready for all kinds of food export, as we are equipped for sanitation, food safety and consistent supply.”
Peter Ooi i, owner of Cozzo says, “I have been exhibitig since its first year and will continue to do so. This is a very international exhibition with an international profile of visitors and buyers. I have been able to increase the export market for my business, meeting visitors from Middle East, Africa, India and as far as Canada.”
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014: Bigger and Better
With overwhelming response, THAIFEX – World of Food Asia is set to grow by 20,000 sqm in its next edition. Says Michael Dreyer, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse, “THAIFEX has grown and shows much potential to expand.With 100% of the space sold out within two months to show and a waiting list, we are taking the next step and will be expanding in 2014, offering 20,000 more square meters, adding the total floor space to 80,000 square meters.”
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014 will return to IMPACT from 21 to 25 May 2014.
For more information on THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2014, please visit www.worldoffoodasia.com
Date: 21 to 23 May 2014, 10am – 6pm (trade only) | 24 to 25 May 2014, 10am – 8pm (trade and public)
Venue: IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center
Founded in 1922 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse is oneof the world’s largest trade fair organisers, whose international trade fairs arewidely acknowledged as global leaders in their fields. Koelnmesse in Singaporefunctions as the regional headquarter for the group in Asia Pacific, organisingtrade fairs throughout Asia and offering multiple services to support companiesfrom the Asia Pacific region to successfully participate in Koelnmesse businessto-business trade fairs in Europe and around the world. Visit www.koelnmesse.com.sg