On 12th & 13th September 2017, the Kick-Off Conference to prepare for ILDEX Vietnam 2018 – The 7th International Exhibition of Livestock, Dairy, Meat Processing and Aquaculture in Vietnam – was organized by Minh Vi Exhibition and Advertisement Service Co, Ltd (VEAS) and Vnu Exhibition Asia Pacific at Majestic Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City & Fortuna Hotel, Ha Noi, Vietnam. The main activities of the meeting focuses on sharing the market update, exchanging information, experience from the last ILDEX exhibition and the most importance to provide the significant highlights of the next exposition in 2018.
Overall, the Kick Off acted as the first official announcement for ILDEX Vietnam 2018 and is evaluated as a successful meeting with the total participation of more than 120 businesses, 30 Medias & newspapers, Livestock Department and Organizations in the related industries of agriculture, livestock, veterinarians, aquaculture, breeding, animals’ feed and addictive… Specifically, popular national Medias and newspapers show their interest to attend the conference included: VTC16, HTV9, INFOTV, Vietnam Financial Times, HEO Magazine, Newspaper of Industry and Trade, etc… Additionally, the after meeting survey conducted that participants gave positive feedback for the meeting as a dissemination of information and an effective support to spread the news for the 7th exhibition next March.
As an honored guest of the Meeting, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Duong – Deputy Head of Livestock Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Vietnam – announced the opening speech for the Kick Off and summarized the current situation of Vietnam’s economy combined with presented many future policies of the Ministry. “ILDEX Vietnam series is an effectively practical event which significantly contributes to the Livestock, Dairy, Aquaculture of Vietnam and even a great channel for Vietnam Livestock and Agriculture industries to integrate with global economy”, he said. The size and scope of ILDEX Vietnam 2018 will be 7,000 sqm exhibition space with the expected 300 businesses over the world. To overview the Vietnam market, Mr. Duong states that the production of almost livestock sectors are reported to be sufficient compared to rising demand, except Dairy and Red Meat market. Some strong industries are expected to grow and have businesses to reach the Top producers in Asian such as Animals feed and Dairy… The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development also orientate to examine and modify law suite for livestock, develop national closed line production with the objective to reach the balance of supply and demand of the country in 2020, adapts the consumption for export and import as well as strengthen the food safety quarantine capacity.
Besides that, on behalf of the organizers, Mr. Nino – Gruettke – Managing Director of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd indicated primary figures of ILDEX 2018. By his speech, ILDEX Vietnam 2018 will be held on 14th – 16th March, 2018 in Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, organized by Minh Vi Exhibition and Advertisement Services Co., Ltd together with VNU Exhibition Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. The event receive strong supports from Livestock Department – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Vietnam, Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations (FAVA), VIV Asia and many other organizations in the industry. This will be expected to be the largest edition compared to the previous years with the participation of many pavilions from Netherlands, France, USA, South Korea, China and many companies from other nations… The number of visitors is expected to raise to 8,000 and there will be more than 250 international brands from over 30 countries, create an increase of 20% in number of exhibitors. Similar to many previous ILDEX edition, the main categories of exhibitors include companies and organizations in sectors related to: Livestock, Breeding, Meat Processing, Animals Equipment, Animals Feed and Nutrition. At the moment of the Kick Off, 70% of exhibition space is booked.
At the end of the Meeting, there was the Discussion Panel part with many interesting questions and answers from attendees and guests through various topics of red meat and beef processing, antibiotics, genetics and goat cattle… The section also create an opportunities for participants to exchange their personal information and discuss with each other.
ILDEX Vietnam 2018 is promised to be the best platform for entrepreneurs to catch up opportunities for expanding business and see the latest innovations, network with key buyers, and gain an overview of market trends all under one roof. Together with the exhibition, there’ll be seminar with interesting topics hold by international and local experts.
After the meeting, many magazines have written about the Kick Off for instance: Vinanet Magazine – ‘Nearly 250 Business will engage at ILDEX 2018’; Dai Doan Ket Magazine – ‘Companies from 30 countries attend ILDEX Vietnam 2018’