The number of frozen food exhibitors has grown this year at the 12th edition of THAIFEX – World of Food Asia, compared to previous manifestations, most of the companies presenting their frozen foodstuffs being incorporated in the World of Seafood area of the trade show, but also in Fine Food and Ready Meals.
In fact, 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.
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.”
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 handcrafted tequilas from Mexico, German-style sausages and charcuterie, Turkish frozen seafood and products.
The 12th edition of THAIFEX-World of Food Asia rounded up on May 25 and welcomed more than 35,000 trade visitors and 1,675 exhibitors across 16 sectors. Further information on the trade fair will be available in the next Frozen Food Europe newsletter service, as well as in a print review of our May-June issue.