Victam Asia 2018 was held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre from March 27–29. Victam Asia is an international exhibit and series of conferences for professionals in the feed and grain industries.
There were 228 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 33 countries present. During the three-day conference, 6,987 visitors attended from 67 countries, and 45 percent of the visitors were from outside Thailand.
The 2018 business match-making program focused on designing meetings and consisted of a combination of online tools, which allowed exhibitors and visitors to plan their appointments with matchmaking consultants.
The 2018 conferences were as follows:
Several exhibitors, like DSM, KSE, Buhler, Amandus Kahl and IDAH also presented technical seminars during the three show days.
The organizers of Victam International also arranged the World Feed Industry Perspectives Conference. Speakers from IFIF (Ms. Alexandra de Athayde), Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG (Dr. Bernhard Eckel), the Thai Feed Mill Association (Mr. Boontham Aramsiriwat), the Vietnam Feed Association (Mr. La Van Kinh) and Feed Latina (Mr. Marcio Ceccantini) and the Department of Livestock (Mr. Kitti Koobkaew) addressed the audience of senior international executives from the international animal feed industries.
Winners of the GRAPAS Innovation Awards were announced during the network reception. There were three winners: the Geelen Counterflow Electrical Dryer, Henry Simon’ Rollermill of Satake and the Atta Process with PesaMill from Bühler.
The VICTAM newsroom reported semi-live from the show floor, streaming interviews with speakers, visitors and exhibitors.
The next event organized by Victam International BV is VICTAM International 2019 from June 12–14, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. The next VICTAM Asia event will be from 24–26 March, 2020.
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