JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Indonesian edition of Food Ingredients Asia, held in Jakarta last month, has earned glowing reviews from both visitors and exhibitors. In fact the show was heading for success months before it opened, with exhibition space fully booked and a waiting list already in place.
Strong economic growth and the expanding middle class in Indonesia were seen as key factors in the show's success. With more women entering the workforce, consumption of convenient processed foods has grown substantially, while healthy eating is gathering popularity.
"We saw the return of all the big names in the industry at the 2010 show," said Mr. Vincent Brain, Event Director. "And the exhibition highlighted the importance of Indonesia for future business."
The Opening Ceremony was presided by the General Director of Agro & Chemical Industry, Ministry of Industry, Mr Benny Wahyudi and Mr Ir Adhi S. Lukman, President of GAPMMI.
The show provided a unique opportunity for manufacturers to introduce new and innovative ingredients to the food and beverage industry. Other highlights included the numerous exhibitors' seminars and associations' gatherings, as well as the special conference organized by the Indonesian Association of Food technologists (IAFT/PATPI), who covered emerging issues and technology developments.
In total, Fi Asia 2010 has featured 362 exhibitors from 28 countries and was attended by 7,772 food professionals. The next destination for the Food ingredients exhibition series is Vietnam, with a show taking place on 1 - 2 December in Ho Chi Minh City. Fi Vietnam will include a conference organized by VAFoST, the Vietnamese Association for Food Science and Technology.
For more information visit: www.ingredientsnetwork.com/Asia-Indonesia
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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.