Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2015: a record milestone

2015 edition delivers record-breaking number of visitors, increase in international participation
Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2015: a record milestone

The 12th edition of Thaifex-World of Food Asia rounded up on 24 May after five days of intense activity on a record high. It proved its mettle as one of Asia’s top food and hospitality exhibition once again by welcoming more than 35,000 trade visitors and 1,675 exhibitors across 16 sectors.

The exhibition was also graced by Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chanocha.

International participation also peaked with a total of 811 international exhibitors, making up 48% of the show. Thaifex – World of Food Asia welcomed 24 country and provincial groups this year, including 3 new country groups – German Pavilion led by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Mexico Pavilion led by Embassy of Mexico – Mexico’s Commission of The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food; and Turkish Pavilion led by Central Anatolian Exporters Union (OAiB). This presented an even more diversified array of national products, from hand-crafted tequilas from Mexico, German-style sausages and charcuterie, Turkish frozen seafood and products.

Angélica Niero, representative of Balas Boavistense “I am so pleased with the show and Thaifex-World of Food Asia is definitely the gateway for my business to venture into the Asia markets”.

The supporting shows, World of Seafood, World of Coffee & Tea and World of FoodService recorded individual growth rates of 11%, 48% and 22% respectively. 27,931 local visitors and 7,274 overseas trade buyers visited the trade event, held over 5 days from 20 – 24 May 2015.

Brian J. Schroeder, director, Kizable LLC, “This is our first year taking part in Thaifex-World of Food Asia and we were very amazed by the show’s quality. We were able to connect with many buyers from around the world. We are looking forward to come in with a stronger presence at the show again next year”.

Michael Dreyer, vice president, Asia Pacific, Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, said, “Thaifex – World of Food Asia, celebrated our tenth anniversary last year. This year, we marked a milestone by expanding our fairground, and the continued growth and encouraging response is solid proof that we are growing in the right direction that we started out in. This has been very rewarding for Koelnmesse and our co-organisers, DITP and TCC. We will work in this direction towards a bigger and even better Thaifex – World of Food Asia next year”.

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