Trade Fair Overview
THAIFEX–World of Food Asia 2017, ASEAN’s largest food and beverage trade show, culminated in a total of 55,111 visitors from 130 countries – a whopping 30 per cent increase from 2016. An impactful show that showcased the synergistic partnership between the government and private sector to address growing F&B demands and concerns in Asia, the 14th edition of THAIFEX-World of Food Asia was jointly organised by Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), and the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC). Deputy Prime Minister, Khun Somkid Jatusripitak, graced the opening ceremony at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand.
Over the span of five days, the event was attended by 43,129 Thai visitors and 11,982 international vistors, all comprising of key decision makers and buyers in the F&B trade. They were not only treated to a wide array of food products and technologies, but also access to insights that could help extend their businesses throughout ASEAN and beyond. Committed to providing a truly global experience for everyone, the trade show saw the number of international exhibitors grow by 14 per cent, with representatives from countries such as Scotland, the USA, Australia, Poland, Japan, Turkey, and Vietnam. This is the first time the absolute number of international exhibitors matched that of Thai exhibitors, indicative of a powerful show for the region and beyond.