Top reasons to visit VIV Asia 2019

GLOBAL - Knowledge sharing, networking and innovation among top reasons to visit VIV Asia in March 2019
calendar icon 26 February 2019
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Suppliers’ presentations

VIV Asia 2019 takes place 13th-15th March 2019 at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok. The show is Asia’s biggest international feed-to-food event covering all species and every part the animal protein value chain. Visitors to the most recent edition in 2017 came from 126 countries.

This time there will be 1,250 exhibitors from around 60 countries. Among them you will find big-name global market leaders and regional as well as national Asian players of growing importance, displaying the latest products and services for all animal protein producers and processors.

Every part of the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) will be filled by stands, with an increase of 30 percent in net display area compared with the previous edition in 2017. To view a list of companies from all over the world exhibiting at VIV Asia, clcik here or here. Of these, 10 are in 10 Asian countries, 10 more in Europe and others in North and South America.

Business opportunities: 50,000 visits expected in three days and 500 industry leaders

VIV Asia 2019 is where the animal protein industry executives from throughout the Asian region will meet experienced and reliable suppliers they need for their business. The visitors themselves represent forward-thinking businesses active in the sectors of meat, eggs, milk and aquaculture.

The leaders of many of Asia’s most prominent food companies as well as directors and managers of animal protein production and processing operations are invited to attend and benefit from so-called VIV Industry Leaders priority treatment, while several high-profile delegations are due to join the March 2019 gathering in Bangkok as a result of intensive pre-show promotion.

Innovative products

Many innovations will be displayed on the show’s stands. Clues to the wealth of new products waiting to be introduced at VIV Asia 2019 can be found from entries on the new VIV Online 24/7 website initiative from VIV worldwide (accessible through here).

Examples include information posted on VIV Online by Linzhou Animore who discusses a new feed additive called NCG, while Vetpharma reports European registrations of Keytil for treating bovine respiratory disease and finally Kemin’s entry which details a Vietnam farm trial of Clostat for pigs.

Also, ZhengChang announces installing equipment to produce livestock and poultry feeds in Bangladesh. Dinnissen covers its cloud-based Productivity Platform. Delacon refers to consumer surveys of plant-based feed additives.

Conferences across the animal proteins spectrum

Within the registration pages for the show, visitors may also book online to attend the extensive array of conferences and seminars taking place at VIV Asia 2019. Most conferences and technical seminars held at BITEC are in English.

On Wednesday 13th March is the High-Tech Animal Health conference, a feed-oriented pig conference, pig health and advanced pig farming sessions as well as an aquafeed extrusion short course.

The Wednesday programme also has a session called Poultry Trends and a meeting by the World Veterinary Poultry Association with its Thailand branch, describing poultry meat as ". Moreover, the pet-focused visitors to VIV Asia has prompted a conference dedicated to pet animal health and nutrition.

Thursday 14th March opens with Asian Food & Tech Trends tying in with the expanded Food Engineering aspect of the exhibition. The same day will have a separate Food Engineering conference. Other choices include Thai Holstein Friesian Association’s conference on feed management for dairy cows in a tropical zone, International Pig Forum Asia and a focus on strategies to replace antibiotic growth promoters.

Additionally there is Aquatic Asia 2019 for the aquaculture sector and a conference on Asian feed and food safety. Thursday’s conferences further feature a meeting by the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA) to cover antimicrobial resistance "from science to policy".

On Friday 15th March the conference programme concludes with a whole-day meat industry conference called Meat 360°, in which Thai experts discuss meat market trends and innovations.

Convenience: A whole week of business in Bangkok including 6th GFFC by IFIF preceding VIV Asia

VIV Asia 2019 is at the centre of a feed-to-food week in Bangkok. The week begins with the 6th Global Feed and Food Congress at the city’s Shangri-La Hotel before VIV Asia starts at BITEC. Meanwhile, a number of other business meetings will be held in the city by media partners and companies at various locations and on different dates of the same week.

"It all confirms Bangkok’s international attraction as the place to meet for people from around the world who want to talk business in a relaxed and leisurely atmosphere," said the VIV Asia team. "There is also the strong point of convenience, starting with the VIV Asia location at BITEC which is within easy reach of the major attractions and hotels in Bangkok city centre."

One of the easiest transport options to it from downtown is by the BTS Skytrain. Visitors to BITEC by Skytrain arrive at BangNa station, where Exit 1 leads them to a footbridge for a short and safe walk directly into the show’s main entrance. Various international hotels in the city also offer a shuttle bus service. What is more, people arriving from abroad need only about 30 minutes to travel to BITEC from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Ease of access into VIV Asia 2019 includes the online pre-registration available now here which allows visitors to enter the show through multiple entry points without spending any time in queues.

Ryan Johnson

Editor at The Poultry Site

Ryan worked in conservation from 2008 to 2017, during which time he operated a rainbow trout hatchery and helped to maintain public and protected green spaces in Canada for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. As editor of The Poultry Site, he now writes about challenges and opportunities in agriculture across the globe.

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