The exhibition and series of accompanying conferences of Victam & GRAPAS International were successfully held at the KoelnMesse in Cologne, Germany from June 12 – 14.
Visitors said they were pleased at the number of exhibitors and the wide range of products on display. Especially the newly launched products and the large number of machinery at the different stands. There were 248 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 31 countries present.
Likewise, the exhibitors said they were very satisfied with the visitors. Exhibitors were able to have serious discussions and negotiations with their clients and potential clients that they had met at the show. The exhibitors also commented on the very high quality of the visitors and the wide range of countries from which they came. 84,3% of the visitors were final decision makers in the purchasing process.
In all there were, over three days, almost 5,000 visits from 85 countries, the highest number of countries so far. Although the majority of the visitors were from Europe, a growing percentage of the visitors are from other parts of the world, for example 8% from Asia, 7% from the Middle East and Africa, 5% from Latin America and 5% from the rest of the world.
The conference delegates also confirmed the quality of the papers presented at the numerous conferences. The conferences had extensive programs, which were well received.
The newly introduced International Feed Technology Conference (IFTC), a cooperation between the University of Wageningen and the Victam Foundation, was a great success.
The conference was fully booked and the 120 delegates from 18 countries listened to presentations of (among others) Prof. dr. Jürgen Zentek from the University of Berlin, Dr. Menno Thomas from Zetadec and Dr. Reza Abdollahi, Massey University.
The complete program of conferences and seminars were as follows:
Additionally, several exhibitors like Stolz, Promtek, KSE, UWT, Clextral, Statec Binder and Riedel Filtertechnik presented technical seminars, in the purposely build theaters on the exhibition floor, during the three show days.
To put all the innovations presented at the event in the limelight there were three innovation awards presented at the event: the Animal Feed & Nutrition Award, The Aquafeed Award and the GRAPAS Innovation Award.
During the Network Reception on the first show day, the winners of the coveted Innovation Awards were announced.
The GRAPAS Award had three winners this edition:
The Animal Feed & Nutrition Award had three winners as well:
The Aquafeed Award had two winners:
Visit the VICTAM International YouTube channel, Victam International for in depth interviews with the winners and many more reports by our VICTAM news crew.
Upcoming events: The next event organized by the Victam Corporation is VICTAM & GRAPAS Asia held together with VIV Health & Nutrition. The event will be held from March 24 – 26, 2020 at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. For more information, please visit www.victamasia.com.
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