World of food in Asia

Thailand is taking the THAIFEX event as an opportunity to demonstrate to international visitors its capabilities to become Asia’s premier centre of international expositions on food-related products, services and technologies.

The event, staged in a 40,000sqm venue will feature over 2,100 booths from 1,100 exhibitors who are all leading food entrepreneurs from Thailand and overseas. Food industry professionals and interested people from around the world will also be welcomed and encouraged to participate in trade negotiations at the event.

The Director-General of the Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Rachane Potjanasuntorn, revealed that, “Undoubtedly, THAIFEX will be one of the grandest and most significant food expositions in Asia.”

Organized by the partnership of the Department of Export Promotion, Thai Chamber of Commerce and the world-class German event organizer Koelnmesse, the event will take place May 21st-25th, 2008 at IMPACT, Bangkok, Thailand.

The event aims to offer a one-stop shopping experience for the latest and the very best in food innovations including the following:

· Food Catering – presents a range of modern kitchenware with sophisticated technologies, service businesses in the food industry;

· Food Technology – showcases advanced machinery used in food production;

· Hospitality Services – displays hotel equipment and provides helpful advice on hotel businesses;

· Retail and Franchise – offers consultation on retailing technologies and restaurant franchising in overseas markets.

Rachane noted that, “Last year’s event was indeed an overwhelming success with almost 100,000 international visitors. The great success in the past, of course, leads to even greater expectations for this year’s event. This annual food exposition has already become a much-awaited event for food industry professionals around the world. Here, potential buyers will have a chance to meet and discuss face-to-face with leading food entrepreneurs from Thailand and beyond, including those from England, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Russia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sinapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

“It is truly a grand event not to be missed by buyers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers and businesspeople from the food industry, especially those wishing to establish business connections with leading Thai food entrepreneurs whose reputation is highly regarded worldwide.”

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