VIV Asia is fast approaching, and the industry’s focus will soon be turning once again to Bangkok, Thailand.
The organizers of VIV Asia note that investments in technology and equipment for the milling, processing, storage and handling of raw materials to produce feed are continuing strongly in the region, in part because of a growing population and demand for meat, but also because there is growing awareness of the importance of food safety.
The region’s consumers want more meat and safer meat. The volume of chicken meat produced in Asia over the next decade, for example, is expected to increase by 42 percent, accounting for 45 percent of the poultry industry’s growth worldwide over the period. And along with this will go an increase in demand for feed and the need to work with that feed more efficiently.
The event’s organizers say the global market leaders in the feed sector have confirmed their presence and that many have booked significantly larger booths. Consequently, the space allocated to CropTech-FeedTech at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center has been extended. Some 5,000 visitors dedicated to the sector are expected to attend the event, looking to discover the latest developments in the sector and increase their knowledge.
In addition to being a hub of commercial activity, VIV Asia is an increasingly important point of learning. Various educational events are planned this year, covering production aspects starting with feed and going right through to meat.
Among these education programs will be two days of lectures under the CropTech-FeedTech banner. Day one will cover digital engineering in the feed industry, while day two will look at the future use of enzymes in poultry feed and the use of immunoglobulins in piglet feed.
Aimed at feed professionals, the second day’s presentations will be from DSM’s Christos Antipatis and EW Nutrition’s Thomas Heile and will be moderated by Ken Jennison, editor of Feed International from co-sponsor WATT.