September 29, 2015

29/09/2015: VIV MEA, Abu Dhabi, February 15 - 17, 2016; Co-location with GFIA 2016

VIV MEA will be held in Abu Dhabi from February 15 - 17, 2016.

Global consumer attitudes to food are rapidly changing. There is a strong focus on health issues including healthier food. Packaging is becoming more important in the selling process; fresh foods should be conveniently packaged and easy to store.

Animal production and processing is facing quite a number of challenges. Consumers are sceptical and want guarantees about the meat they eat. Meat safety can only be guaranteed if every step in the meat production chain is carefully monitored and controlled. The trend is towards systems that cover the entire food chain from primary production to finished products: from feed to meat. And that’s where VIV comes in.

The international world of suppliers and buyers active in the Middle East and Africa will come together at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (ADNEC), located close to the international airport.
Image: Robert Couse-Baker
168 exhibitors have already confirmed, about over 150 from outside the MEA region, including the UK, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Australia, the USA and Canada. 

Co-location with GFIA 2016
The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) will also be present, staging its flagship global edition in Abu Dhabi for the third consecutive year.

Together the events expect to host over 500 exhibitors of innovative technology, making Abu Dhabi home to the largest sustainable agricultural events in the region. 

First launched in The Netherlands in the 1960s, VIV events have a long history of excellence in serving the animal protein industry and have become a world standard for top quality in innovative livestock production. With established VIV events also in China, Thailand, Turkey and Russia, VIV shows host over 1000 international exhibitors and visitors from over 140 countries.
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Supported by some of the world’s leading players in the field of sustainable agriculture, GFIA works alongside organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, African Union and the Clinton Climate Initiative to ensure its outcomes continue to accelerate the development of solutions to feed nine billion people by 2050.

“GFIA is unique in that it attracts all the players – from across the full food value chain – needed to effect real change in the way we feed the world,” says Mark Beaumont, Project Director of GFIA.

"The last edition of GFIA in Abu Dhabi saw 1473 orders made for sustainable agriculture technologies. This will lead to thousands of farmers improving productivity and food security back in their home countries."
Visit the VIV site HERE

And the GFIA site HERE

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