ILDEX Vietnam 2010: Solutions for Sustainable Growth

VIET NAM - ILDEX Vietnam 2010 will offer solutions for sustainable growth in Vietnam. The event take place in Ho Chi Minh City on 25 to 27 March.
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ILDEX Vietnam 2010 is ready to offer technology and business solutions for Vietnam's livestock, dairy, meat processing and aquaculture industries, according to organisers, NEO. ILDEX Vietnam 2010 will take place on 25 to 27 March 2010 at the New Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd., (NEO) announced the readiness of ILDEX Vietnam 2010. At the Kick-off Launching of ILDEX Vietnam 2010, Ladda Mongkolchaivivat, NEO General Manager, told industry representative: "ILDEX Vietnam 2010 will be the largest livestock exhibition in Vietnam. It will be a technology showcase of 125 companies from 22 countries including country pavilion from France, Singapore, Korea, China, Shanghai City, and the Netherlands. A number of international governmental and industrial bodies such as Korean Animal Health Products Association, Canadian Swine Association, British Pig Association, Vietnam Department of Animal Health, Vietnam Department of Livestock Production and CCPIT Shanghai have confirmed their participation at this industrial event."

With heavy promotion campaign and full government support especially from the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development of Vietnam, NEO believes that ILDEX Vietnam 2010 will attract a lot of traders and buyers from over 46 cities and provinces surrounding Ho Chi Minh City. Free shuttle service will be provided for trade visitors from those areas.

ILDEX Vietnam 2010 comes in perfect timing as Vietnam livestock, dairy, meat processing, and aquaculture industries are searching for new technology and business solutions to move the industry to the next level.

Aiming to provide the industry representative with clearer perspective of Vietnam livestock and aquaculture industries, ILDEX invited Professor Hoang Kim Giao, Director of Department of Livestock Production, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Nguyen Van Trong, Vice Director-General, Aquaculture Research Institute II of Vietnam to give keynote speeches on 'Husbandry in Vietnam – Current Status and Development Goals' and 'Overview Aquaculture in Vietnam', respectively.

Professor Hoang Kim Giao underlined the important of Vietnam livestock industry. However, he added: "It is time for Vietnam to change the structure of its agriculture and rural development. Priority should be given to development of livestock industry including industrialisation of livestock farming and food production management to produce high-quality livestock products that meet international food safety standard and enough to serve rising domestic and export demands. Equally important is to protect the natural environment for sustainable development."

Nguyen Van Trong echoed the needs for technology and modern business solutions for Vietnam aquaculture industry. Although fish and shrimp have been growing rapidly, both have been facing continuous challenges especially rising production costs, lowering prices and disease management.

He said: "Our aquaculture industry might be growing a little too fast especially for catfish farming. The industry must seriously look into sustainable farming management. This time around, the emphasis should be on quality rather than quantity to ensure that growth will continue at sustainable pace. Pangasius for example, we are having market problems so while expanding into new markets we need to be certain that Vietnam's products meet safety standards and food hygiene, required by importers."

Apart from technology and business solutions on the exhibition floors, ILDEX Vietnam Aquaculture Conference 2010 under the theme 'New Dimensions for Vietnam Aquaculture Industry' will be a good education forum for stakeholders along the production chain from pond/hatchery operators to technical level personnel to managers, feed manufacturers, government officers to grasp the issues facing by the industry and develop suitable policies and aquaculture suppliers supporting the industry.

For more information of ILDEX Vietnam 2010 and ILDEX Vietnam Aquaculture Conference 2010, please contact Lertwat Chanthatarath, senior sales manager (telephone: +66 2 203 4261-4, e-mail: [email protected]) or visit the web site [click here].

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