The opening ceremony of the five-day trade show was graced by Deputy Prime Minister, Khun Somkid Jatusripitak, at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jointly organised by Koelnmesse Private Limited, the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), the show will leverage the synergistic private-public partnership to address key concerns of the F&B industry in Asia, especially so with Thailand located at the heart of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).
The event promises visitors unprecedented access to international business opportunities, spanning across nine halls and featuring over 2,000 local and international exhibitors.
More than 45,000 industry professionals are expected to congregate, establish professional networks and exchange ideas over the five-day show. Innovation will also take a front seat as a recurring theme throughout this year’s edition.
“We want to help facilitate the integration of ASEAN with global markets, and establish a brand that is closely associated with quality, innovation, trends and significant trade opportunities. The international showcase at this year’s event is a clear testimony of our commitment,” said Mathias Kuepper, managing director at Koelnmesse Private Limited.
“It is important that we put together an influential platform for businesses to thrive and sustain in the long term. We hope that visitors can have a fruitful experience as we continue to create value, and evolve with the new trends together.”
The show advances the growth of Thai food exports in foreign countries, and we’re very proud to be supporting such a cause, said Malee Choklumlerd, director general of the Department of International Trade Promotion.
“As we chart policies to let the world know more about Thai food, we believe that Thaifex-World of Food Asia is a valuable platform to push Thailand to become the center of food and food-related technology and services to the regional audience.”