JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Fi Asia, who will debut in Jakarta, Indonesia this September, has been completely sold out. To monitor the streaming demand, organizers have opened a waiting-list for exhibiting at the show. More than 200 companies have already secured their platform to introduce their latest developments to the ASEAN region.
Fi Asia has been serving the South East Asian markets for 15 years. Up until now the show has been located in Bangkok, Thailand; however, in 2010, the region's largest consumer of food ingredients could no longer be ignored. In absolute terms Indonesia's 235 million population (the 4th highest in the world) accounts for 51% of the ASEAN region's food additives consumption.
"International interest in Indonesia is at an all-time high," says Vincent Brain, Event Director. "The global recession has not impacted on Indonesia and GDP growth has remained around the 7% mark. The stable political climate is good for business and an expanding middle class is driving processed food consumption. More disposable income is attracting high levels of spending on products previously reserved for the super-rich. Indonesia's abundant human and natural resources means that this growth will accelerate."
"Those who take an early size of the market will see compound growth as economic development gathers pace. As a result, Fi Asia is seeing the return of some of the big names to the show such as Cargill, Kerry Ingredients, CP Kelko, Fortitech, Pharmachem, BASF, Purac, plus many others - making this the largest Fi Asia ever."
As well as a host of companies to visit there will also be numerous educational opportunities available. The Indonesian Association of Food Technologists will be holding their annual conference alongside Fi Asia, including various gatherings of food technologists with top-level international speakers. The body representing food processing – GAPMI – will hold a members meeting on-site. Additionally, there will be free-of-charge seminars held by key exhibitors, who will present new products and applications.
Fi Asia 2010 will run from 29 September - 1 October 2010 at Jakarta International Expo centre, Jakarta, Indonesia.
To find out what all the excitement is about in this major emerging market, check out www.ingredientsnetwork.com/Asia and register your attendance free-of-charge.
About the organiser
United Business Media is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world-leading Health ingredients, Food ingredients, CPhi, ICSE and Informex series of food and pharmaceutical ingredients trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients Magazine. For more information, visit www.ubm.com.
SOURCE UBM Live