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Fi Asia returns to Jakarta in October
Date Published：3/9/2018 08:03:24 PM
Food ingredients Asia will hotd its 23rd edition at the Jakarta International Expo (Ji Expo) from 3 to 5 October 2018. The leading B2B event for the region’s food and beverage ingredients market will be 40% bigger, occupying nine halls to accommodate the growing number of participants.
Over 750 local and international ingredient suppliers and distributors will be exhibiting the latest solutions designed to transform products and process development, and help manufacturers meet ASEAN’s varied tastes.
Indonesia alone with 265 million consumers is a undeniably a magnet for food and beverage companies. The industry is growing year-on-year at an estimated 10%, according to the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (GAPMMI). Although local manufacturers still import most of their ingredients, it is important to note that Indonesia is rich in natural resources and raw materials which is a boon to the production of commodities and value-added ingredients.
Fi Asia, with its many onsite features, programmes and activities, attracts some 20,000 food and beverage trade visitors seeking innovative products and applications, and the latest trends shaping the market.
With the growth of two major sectors namely beverage ingredients and natural ingredients, show organisers UBM are adding the Beverage Pavilion – the first ever in the history of the trade fair in Asia. While the Natural Ingredients Pavilion will highlight the trend toward increasing applications of ingredients derived from natural sources which are deemed healthy.
Fi Asia also offers ample opportunities for participants to learn from industry experts who will speak on industry trends, business prospects, and product applications. There will be 60-plus international conferences and technical seminars taking place during the three-day event.
Visitors can opt to take the Innovation Tour and Discovery Tour to understand the key market trends and challenges as presented by leading ingredient suppliers.
Fi Asia will also hold the Food Product Development competition, an activity that gives college students in Southeast Asia the chance to express and present their ideas to the business sector.
Make your sourcing easier at Fi Asia through the Business Matching Program which helps you identify and screen potential business partners.