Access the ASEAN Food and Beverage Ingredients Industry

Fi Asia 2015 opens next month in Bangkok

AMSTERDAM, Aug. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - South East Asia's leading food and natural ingredients event, Food ingredients (Fi) Asia & Natural ingredients (Ni), will take place in less than one month from September 9-11, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the premier event in Asia offering food & beverage manufacturers and producers the opportunity to find new suppliers and to source food and natural ingredients.

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The ASEAN region currently shows great potential for growth. With a population of 560 million consumers with changing tastes, the region is recognised by the industry and by leading market research firms as one of the major emerging markets for food ingredients and is increasingly influential in the supply of food and beverage ingredients. As well as accounting for 35% of global value added ingredient supply in this category, it is also a melting point of diverse trends and influences.

To leverage this market, Fi Asia will bring together over 15,000 attendees and over 650 local and international exhibitors in Thailand next month. Celebrating its 20th edition this year, Fi Asia has shown an annual growth of 25% over the last 4 years. Companies such as BASF, GNT, Naturex, Synthite and Tate & Lyle return to exhibit year on year and this year's show will also welcome over 60 new exhibitors such as Loders Croklaan and Cosmic Concord Company Ltd. A new addition to the show is the Ni (Natural ingredients) pavilion, which will showcase suppliers of natural and organic ingredients, a rapidly growing area in the industry.

Brand Director, Olav Masseling is confident that this edition will be the best one yet, commenting: "We are delighted to be celebrating the 20th edition of Fi Asia this year in Thailand.  This event is a very successful platform for companies who want to market themselves in the ASEAN region. 15,000 attendees are expected to attend this year over the 3 days, to find new business partners and suppliers, and to learn about the latest innovations shaping the industry."

Fi Asia 2015 offers a great variety of features for visitors, which together offer a world class educational programme. The ever popular Innovation Zone feature, sponsored by Innova Market Insights, will showcase a selection of top exhibitors' new and innovational products. These include new sweeteners, emulsifiers and plant protein products, and will be showcased together alongside 10 top Asian packaging products. Industry experts Nutrimarketing have put together a selection of tours - visitors can take a Guided Innovation Tour or a self-guided Discovery Tour around the show floor and meet exhibitors specialising in key areas. Tour topics include proteins, heart health, mobility and 'free-from', all current in today's industry. The Seminar Theatre onsite will also host an extensive selection of presentations over the 3 show days. Exhibitors will present here on new product launches and on market insights and trends. Seminars to expect include AAK Malaysia's 'Market Trends in Chocolate and Bakery' and Glanbia Nutritionals' 'Technical Challenges of Energy and Functional Beverages'.

The international Fi Asia Conference will also be hosted at the show and will address regulations, consumer trends and developments in the ASEAN and wider global market. Five conferences will take place across the 3 days including the Halal International Conference and EAS Strategies Global Conference. Visitors can also download the official Fi Asia mobile app for free, an efficient tool to have onsite for planning meetings and accessing all exhibitor and feature information.

Food ingredients Asia 2015 & Natural ingredients will provide many opportunities to food and beverage professionals to get updated on the latest industry insights in Asia and to connect to senior food ingredients professionals. It will take place from 9 - 11 September 2015 at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand and will be open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, closing at 17:00 on the final day.

To pre-register now for free or to register for the conference, visit http://www.fiasia.com/opening_soon. Fi Asia is presented by the organisers of key event, Food ingredients (Fi) Europe, part of the Fi Global portfolio.

About Food ingredients Global - the trusted route to market since 1986 

Food ingredients was launched in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1986. Its portfolio of live events, extensive data, digital solutions and high-level conferences, are now established throughout the world and provide regional and global platforms for all stakeholders, in the food ingredients industry. Over 500,000 people have attended our shows over the years with billions of Euros worth of business created, as a result. With over 25 years of excellence, our events, digital solutions and supporting products, deliver a proven route to market, with a truly global audience. For more information about the Food ingredients Portfolio please visit http://www.figlobal.com.

About UBM EMEA 

UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.  Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors.

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