May 27, 2018

28/05/2018: A relaxed professional environment at Livestock Asia 2018

by Roger Gilbert, Publisher, Milling and Grain

Malaysia must consume more dairy products! That’s the stark and clear message from the Malaysian Minister of Agriculture to a conference hall full of his country’s leading agriculture and aquaculture VIPs, when opening last month’s Livestock Asia 2018 event in Kuala Lumpur’s Convention Centre (KLCC) which ran from April 19 to 21, 2018.  


Livestock Asia 2018, is the region's largest expo for livestock, aquaculture and meat industry professionals.

This year is the ninth edition of the exhibition which serves as meeting point for stakeholders and players in the feed, livestock, aquaculture and meat industry throughout the ASEAN region and beyond and was held alongside Asia MEATEC 2018 and the inaugural Aquaculture Asia 2018 Conference, covering the entire livestock, meat and aquaculture value chains.

The Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry, Y.B. Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, officiated the opening ceremony and presented the 9th Malaysian Livestock Industry Awards to 23 individuals and organizations in the livestock industry. The Outstanding Feed Mill Award for 2018 went to PK Agro-Industrial Products Sdn. Bhd.

Relaxed atmosphere

This three-day event was constantly busy with keen discussions occurring on every stand throughout the first two days. Held in the shadow of the twin towers, the atmosphere was one of relaxed professionalism.

Aquaculture was in clear evidence among stand holders as was the importance on feed milling technology. The UBM team provided support to individuals and delegations and even arranged a ‘round-table’ discussion for a delegation attending from Vietnam.

Overall this was an opportunity for visitors to seek out exhibitors from a range of livestock functions while having sufficient from any one sector to provide a viable visit. It was also clear that the Chinese were attending in force as their country’s pavilion was the largest at the show.

The exhibition, which is an ongoing collaboration with the Department of Veterinary Services of Malaysia, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry and is supported by the Department of Fisheries Malaysia and industry associations (such as the Federation of Livestock Farmers’ Associations of Malaysia (FLFAM), World‘s Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Malaysian Chapter, The World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Malaysian Branch, Veterinary Association Malaysia (VAM) and Malaysian Animal Health and Nutrition Industries Association (MAHNIA), event organiser United Business Media (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd), was aiming to achieve transaction values of RM200 million (US$52 million) up 20 from the last edition.


Read the full show report, HERE.
 

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