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Three Special 'Feed to Meat' Themes at VIV Asia

21 February 2013


THAILAND - VIV Asia 2013 is now less than three weeks away. The show organisers say the event will be the world's most promising meeting point to boost your business from Feed to Meat.

At this, the 11th edition of this event, the show will bring together companies, farmers, experts and media from all over the world including Thailand, Far East, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

This year's event, which is to be held on 13 to 15 March 2013 at the BITEC in Bangkok, is introducing three special themes which focus on the latest developments in the feed to meat market.

VIV Animal Health Summit Asia 2013

A special feature of the forthcoming VIV Asia is the VIV Animal Health Summit on Thursday 14 March that will focus on reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock production.

Antibiotics are still widely used in food animal production in many parts of the world. Their use includes the prevention of bacterial infections and because of low costs and availability of some without prescription, antibiotics can be an often used medication. The widespread occurrence of multi-resistant bacteria is becoming a threat for future human and animal health. One consequence of this is that humans get scared and question whether it is safe to eat meat and eggs.

'How to deal with this problem and the safety of meat and eggs in Asian markets' is the theme of the VIV Animal Health Summit Asia.

For more information on the Summit, click here.

MeatTech 2013

MeatTech Asia 2013 is a brand new feature, presenting international suppliers active in technology to slaughter and process pig and poultry meat.

Throughout Asia, the demand for equipment and new technology has experienced a massive boost as slaughterhouse operators and meat processors search for efficient systems to speed up processing, manage food safety and reduce costs in terms of manpower, floor space and energy. Opportunities associated with the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2015 are also fostering increased investment and upgrading of processing and packaging lines. Already some equipment suppliers have seen of sales of cooking equipment in Thailand double as producers opt for complete solutions that offer better yields rather than stand-alone machines.

It is these advances that will be addresses at MeatTech Asia 2013. This special feature consists of a presentation of 25 suppliers at the exhibition, representing some 40 leading brands of equipment for slaughtering and meat processing.

In addition to the MeatTech Pavilion at the exhibition, 'Asian Meat' Magazine (a publication of Asian Agribiz) and VIV present a conference on 13 and 14 March, running each day from 14:00hr to 16:00hr. Topic for both conferences will be 'Automation in Action', with participating companies Ducool, Foodmat, FPT Food Process Technology, Linco Food Sytems, Lima S.A.S. and Marel Stork Poultry Processing.

On the same days, a selection of companies will present their vision on the contribution of automation to specific items of meat slaughter, processing and packaging equipment. Each company has 10 minutes to present its vision and solutions, followed by a closing 20-minute question session.

For more information on the MeatTech Conference, click here.

CropTech-FeedTech 2013

This event is dedicated for the Asia-Pacific feed milling industries.

Throughout Asia, investments continue in technology and equipment for the Milling, Processing, Storage and Handling of raw materials to produce Feed. The rapidly growing population, the increased level of income and the focus on food safety requires significant investments. In particular China, Viet Nam, India and Indonesia pose a world of opportunities.

With 4,917* visitors dedicated to Feed milling throughout Asia, Africa and The Middle East, the 2011 edition was a serious breakthrough. Feed milling has developed itself into a strong segment on its own whilst benefitting from VIV's complete 'Feed to Meat' concept. Of all VIV Asia 2011-visitors, 12,521* professionals indicated their interest in Feed milling technology. To conclude, international feed manufacturing professionals now clearly mark VIV Asia as their preferred industry event.

At this point in time, all global market leaders have confirmed their participation, many of them with significantly larger booths. The space allocated for CropTech-FeedTech Asia 2013 has been extended as a result.

For more information on CropTech-FeedTech 2013, click here.

* Figures are from VIV Asia 2011 Facts & Figures.

You can find out more about VIV Asia 2013 and register for free by clicking here.

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