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VIV Middle East and Africa to debut in 2016

VIV Worldwide has announced the launch of VIV Middle East and Africa (MEA) that will be held in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, from 16–18 February 2016

VIV Asia 2015Conferences and seminars play a big role at all VIV exhibitions. (Image source: VIV)

According to organisers VNU Exhibitions, VIV MEA joins VIV Europe and VIV Asia as the third international hub in the organiser’s portfolio of major business events for the animal protein sectors.

VIV MEA will be the new specialist Feed-To-Meat show serving the poultry, aquaculture and dairy industries in the Middle East, Africa, India and Central Asia.

Meanwhile, VIV Asia, Asia’s biggest regional tradeshow for agriculture, horticulture, livestock and fisheries, will be held in Thai capital of Bangkok on 11-13 March 2015
The trade fair would kick off the Agri-Food Business Week Asia event at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) and the organisers of the biggest regional tradeshow, VNU Exhibitions, said that they expect more Malaysian participants this year.

VNU Exhibitions Europe BV project manager Ruwan Berculo said that while VIV Asia 2015 would remain focused on poultry and eggs, the production of pork and the latest technologies involved with it would also be given more prominence as several leading suppliers of equipment had signed up to show their products for the first time. Among the other animal protein-related events include the Aquatic Asia conference and the Dairy Tech seminar covering the aquaculture and milk businesses.

“We estimate that there will over 35,000 animal protein professionals and associated buyers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We believe we will have people from every continent because the show has grown into such a big international event,” Berculo noted.

VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific project manager Chinakit Viphavakit said Horti Asia and Agri-Asia shows to be held 17-19 March, would be especially worthwhile for visitors, entrepreneurs and farmers because in addition to new technologies, there would also be exhibitions of machinery, expertise and innovations from many countries suitable for every size and range of investment.