VNU Asia Pacific and VNU Europe have announced that VIV Asia is taking place on March 8-10, 2023, instead of January 2022.
The IMPACT Challenger 1-3 Halls, in Bangkok, Thailand is the confirmed venue for the coming edition of this event. The co-location of VIV Asia with the first edition of Meat Pro Asia is also confirmed on March 8-10, 2023 by Meat Pro Asia organizers Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and VNU Asia Pacific.
“Looking at the recent official statistics regarding the overall vaccination program in Thailand and surrounding countries, we foresee that the COVID situation will not improve fast enough to clear travel restrictions and allow such an international show as VIV Asia, with more than 65% of visitors coming from outside Thailand, to welcome the expected high number of Feed to Food professionals in the beginning of 2022,” said Heiko M. Stutzinger, Director VIV worldwide and Managing Director VNU Asia Pacific and VNU Europe.
Although vaccination programs are speeding up in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and other ASEAN countries, travel restrictions continue and the timeline to reopen the countries looks longer than expected. The control of the pandemic has also met extra challenges in the recent months with further delays in the overall Asian region recovery plan.
VIV Asia is thus officially returning to the traditional March cycle in the odd years, after the COVID pandemic disruption.
The organizers trust that this decision will bring a clear and final direction for all stakeholders’ future business planning.
VIV Asia is coming back as the #1 leading international event for the livestock, animal proteins, feed to food industry with global and regional players and industry professionals finally gathering in 2023 in the exciting city of Bangkok from the entire Asian continent. Exhibitors and visitors will also enjoy by then the complete BTS Skytrain extension from city centre directly to the venue.
In addition Health & Nutrition Asia in co-location with VICTAM Asia are also rescheduled to new dates on September 7-9, 2022, instead of January 2022. The new venue is IMPACT Halls 9-10, in Bangkok, Thailand.