2016 will be a very special year for Victam International BV in Thailand as it is our 25th Anniversary. It seems amazing that the very first VICTAM Asia event was held in a hotel car park in Bangkok in 1991. The event was of course much smaller than our current shows in BITEC, our exhibitors were happy and demanded that we repeat the whole thing again, and now here we are talking about a show in 2016!
The exhibitions and conferences will take place from 29 to 31 March 2016, and will be held once again the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bangkok, Thailand.
The Synergy of the three shows:
FIAAP Asia 2016 is the only specialist exhibition and conference for the ingredients, additives and formulation of feeds for animals, aquafeed and dry petfood for the expanding Asia/Pacific markets. This show directly relates with VICTAM Asia 2016 as this primarily profiles animal feed production equipment and technology.
Further about the show VICTAM Asia 2016 which is Asia/Pacific’s largest exhibition of equipment, technology and ancillary systems required for the safe and effective production of feeds for animals, aquafeed and dry petfood and biomass pellet production. This show is co-located with GRAPAS Asia 2016 and FIAAP Asia 2016.
Lastly we have the GRAPAS Asia 2016 and it is the only trade show in the Asia/Pacific region for rice & flour milling systems, grain processing, storage, preservation & distribution, industrial noodle & pasta production, the manufacture of breakfast cereals and extruded snacks. Animal feeds require grains, etc. as a base for their production that shows the synergy between the three shows and why it is co-located with VICTAM Asia.
There is also another area where our shows give added value to both our exhibitors and our visitors and that’s in biomass pellet production. Biomass pellets are produced through similar technology used in the production of feed pellets, so the manufacturers of this technology have adapted it so that they can market their pellet mills to the growing biomass industries of Asia. If you are visitor from a biomass pelleting plant you will also need the same equipment used within the other mills silos, conveyors, bagging systems, etc.
There are a number of supporting conferences, these are: The FIAAP Conference 2016, Petfood Forum Asia 2016, The Aquafeed Horizons Asia 2016, The Thai Feed Conference, Pellets Update Asia, Global Milling Conference/Grapas Conference and Good Manufacturing Practice.
The last event in Asia, held in 2014 was very successful and completely sold out. The shows attracted over 6000 industry executives from throughout South and South East Asia. Visitors came from a total of 63 countries - so a truly international event.
Those of you who were at FIAAP/VICTAM/GRAPAS Asia 2014 event will recall that we arranged for all the Presidents and Secretary Generals from all the ASEAN feed milling associations to attend a specially convened meeting. During this meeting it was decided to form the Federation of ASEAN Feed Milling Associations. Mr Pornsil is the current Chairman.
In 2016 the members of the Federation will meet again for the 2nd ASEAN Feed Summit at BITEC during our event. Here these feed executives will discuss and help determine future policies and objectives, together with looking at the trading and financial implications of the impending ASEAN Free Trade Zone.
We are proud to have the support of the following organisations:
• The Thai Department of Livestock Development
• The Thai Rice Exporters Association
• The Thai Chamber of Commerce
• The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau
• The Thai Department of Fisheries
• The Thai Feed Mill Association
• The Thai Petfood Association
• The Thai Rice Milling Association
• The Thai Rice Packers Association
VICTAM has also another reason for celebrating and that is because 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the formation of Victam and the very first VICTAM exhibition which was held in Utrecht in the Netherlands in 1965. During these years the exhibitions and the series of conferences that accompany the shows have grown enormously.
What is very pleasing is that there are still a good number of companies who exhibited in the first show and are still exhibiting with us in 2015. The technology has changed, as have the faces, but it is gratifying to see these companies are still trading and expanding their marketing and sales horizons. Many of them also exhibit in Bangkok.
This event is the international meeting place for the feed, milling, grain processing and biomass pelleting industries.
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