The first edition of FVG Select attracted almost 1,000 visitors, including pet food industry professionals, to the KoelnMesse exhibition center, in Cologne, Germany on June 13 and 14. Conferences at FVG Select were organized in collaboration with WATT Global Media, the parent company of Petfood Industry, and other organizations.
Attendees came from 59 countries and every continent was represented, according to the event’s organizer, although it seems unlikely that Antarctica was represented.
At FVG Select, there were a limited number of 55 exhibitors present at the industry expo.Visit www.fvgselect.com to view the exhibitor list.
The focus of FVG Select was networking, business matchmaking and gathering new industry knowledge. This was facilitated through a conference and matchmaking program. The following conferences were organized in collaboration with partners WATT Global Media; AEBIOM, Aquafeed.com, IFF & Wageningen University, Perendale Publishers:
The matchmaking program consisted of a combination of an online tool, which allowed exhibitors and visitors to plan their appointments and a personal approach by Victam matchmaking consultants before and during the event and added between 10 and 20 percent more meetings to everyone’s schedule.
Another new feature that was introduced during this event was the VICTAM News Room. Speakers, visitors and exhibitors were interviewed about their expertise. The news crew also made running reports about the events through Victam’s social media channels. To catch an impression of the event and watch all the interviews you can go to this YouTube channel.
FVG Select is an additional event to the exhibitions and conferences in Cologne and Bangkok. The business matchmaking program and the News Room will also be introduced during VICTAM Asia 2018 and VICTAM International 2019.
The next event organised by Victam International BV is VICTAM Asia from March 27-29, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. VICTAM International will be organised from June 12 – 14, 2019 in Cologne, Germany.
Petfood Forum Asia 2018 is scheduled for March 28, 2018, at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre, in conjunction with Victam Asia 2018.
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