The 13th Asian International Exhibition on Food & Drink Asia's Biggest & Best Food & Hospitality Event! FoodAsia2002 (9-12 April, Singapore Expo) is coming back to serve professionals and businesses expand their potential in this ever growing food industry. Firmly established as Asia's Number 1 Food and Hospitality Exhibition, the last event attracted 32,931 industry leaders, of which every one in three is an overseas buyer!
10May2001 MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE FAIR FROM JULY 12-15.
The third Malaysia International Food & Beverage Exhibition 2001 (MIFB 2001) to be held here from July 12-15, would be a good opportunity for local food and agriculture-based industries to promote their products and expertise at an international level.
In a statement today, event organiser Utusan Events Management Sdn Bhd said the exhibition, themed "Building Business Partnerships" would also coincide with the Tourism Ministry's tropical fruits promotional campaign.
"The event would also compliment the government's efforts to reduce the current high rate of food imports by Malaysia," said executive director of Utusan Events, Latifah Hamzah.
"With an expected growth of three percent per annum, the agriculture sector has been allocated RM7.9 billion under the Eight Malaysia Plan which will help transform the agriculture sector into a modern, dynamic and competitive industry," she said in the statement.
Emphasis has also been placed on increasing food production to cater for the growing demand in the domestic market while reducing the import bill, she said.
On the exhibition, she said: "We have managed to secure about 50 percent of the total 4000 square metres floor space so far and hope to attract more local participants this year as our focus is more aligned towards creating a conducive trading platform of international status."
The exhibition MIFB 2001 would be featuring the products of some 40 food and technology related companies and industries from Malaysia, Australia, India, Eygpt and Saudi Arabia covering categories like frozen food, seafood, confectionary and herbal food.
"We hope to confirm the participation of a delegation from South Africa soon," Latifah said.
In conjunction with MIFB 2001, an interactive workshop on food safety would be also conducted by food experts from Food Industry Training Pty Limited (FIT), she said.
Among topics that would be covered in the seminar would include the HACCP system (which is established to ensure consisteny in food quality and safety), New Product Development and Handling and Food and Fruit Marketing Trends.
For further information on the seminar, interested companies or individuals can contact Anthony/Aili at telephone number 03-79541081 or fax 03-79541724/79562037. - BERNAMA FAY SD.
10May2001 Thailand To Organize ASEAN Plus Three Conference On Food Security.
Thailand will host a conference on regional food security between member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and three powerful East Asian countries, known as the ASEAN plus three, in July, a senior Thai official said on Thursday.
Assistant Permanent Secretary for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Amphon Kittiamphon was quoted by the Thai News Agency (TNA) as saying that senior officials from ASEAN countries and their counterparts from Japan, China, and South Korea, who attended a recent regional conference on agriculture and forestry, agreed that the ASEAN plus three conference be held again in Thailand.
The conference was expected to come out with an agreed framework on the improvement of buffer stock systems in the region, through adjustment of management mechanism and farm swap schemes, he disclosed.
The framework will be focused on rice buffer stocks in an effort to ensure effective management of rice stocks, which has traditionally been feeding the majority of Asians.
The senior official revealed that the existing rice policy, which has been used for more than two decades, lacks buffer stock systems that secure the actual amount of rice in stock. Rather, it has been clung to an estimated amount of 80,000 tons.
Japan, China, and South Korea, the new counterparts of ASEAN nations, as Amphon pointed out, would provide the helpful input in mapping out the new framework ensuring the food security in the region.
Rice export also constitutes a major revenue of the Asian agricultural sector, and rice produced by Asian countries totals almost three-forth of rice supply in the world market.
FOOD & HOTEL CHINA 2001
Everbright Convention & Exhibition Center, Shanghai
August 28-31, 2001 Shanghai, China
The eighth annual show for Food China will return to Shanghai and its track record is very good. The show is one of the few "trade only" shows in China that actually succeeds in keeping out the masses out of the exhibition. The Food & Hotel China show has established a highly successful formula which presents an exclusive showcase of international companies specializing in food, wine, bakery products, equipment and supplies for hotels and restaurants.
15Jan2001 2ND SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND PLASTICS PACKING MACHINERY EXHIBITION
Date: April, 2001 Location: Shanghai Everbright Exhibition Centre Exhibits: Food packaging machinery and plastic packaging machinery Initiators: Shanghai Modern International Exhibition Corp Organizer name: Shanghai Modern International Exhibition Corp Address: 97 Yuanmingyuan Road, Shanghai 200002 Tel: 021-63217522 Fax: 021-63295774 Project manager: Lu Zhenying
09Jan2001 FOOD TRADE FAIR TO BE HELD
Shanghai is going to host China International Food Trade Fair from August 28 to 30. About 500 enterprises from over 30 countries will come to the fair. The exhibition area amounts to 20,000 square meters. Along with the fair, discussions will be held on the development trends of the food industry, food marketing and information popularisation.
09Jan2001 CHINA TO HOST INTERNATIONAL BEER, SOFT DRINKS FAIR IN MARCH
China's fifth International Beer and Drinks Fair will take place between March 6 and 9, 2001 at the Guangzhou China Export Commodities Trade Centre. The fair will provide a chance for foreigners to exhibit their new products and technologies. The fair is organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre and co-sponsored by 20 organizations including the Guangdong Light Industrial Goods and Textiles Group Co., Ltd. and the Guangdong Mineral Water Association.
JUNE 2001 SIAL Asia 2001
The Premier International F&B Exhibition for Asia Jun 5-8 Singapore Expo Sial Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore Fax: 65-392 9260 JULY 2001 AUGUST 2001 SEPTEMBER 2001 drinktec-interbrau The World Fair for Beverage Technology Sep 20-27 New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Germany Messe Munchen GmbH, Germany Fax: 49-89-94909 www.drinktec-interbrau.de