SHANGHAI, April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health ingredients China (Hi China), organised by UBM, is one of China's most significant trade gatherings for ingredients suppliers, distributors and buyers from the food, health, and nutraceutical industries. Having been serving the Chinese market for 17 years, the event is regarded as a gateway to China and Asia markets for foreign industry players.
This year, Hi China will take place from 21-23 June in Shanghai, China to provide multiple opportunities to discover the Chinese and Pan-Asian product innovations, market trends and industry regulations. It will also be co-located with six other events, namely Fi Asia-China, Healthplex and Nutraceutical China, Starch Expo, Expo FoodTec, FPF Expo and CPhI & P-Mec China. Together the shows will cover around 200,000 sqm of exhibition floor, hosting 3500+ exhibitors and more than 70,000 trade visitors from around the world.
From "Fi Asia-China" to "Hi China"
To keep up with the evolving market and an increased number of health ingredients exhibitors, the event is now being led by the Health ingredients brand (Hi China) while featuring the Food ingredients Asia-China (FiAC) as its sister event.
With improving living standards in Asia, consumers are paying more attention to what they eat, which has led to an increase in the demand for nutraceuticals, dietary supplements and functional foods. This in turn contributes to a rapid growth in the health ingredients market.
According to China Food Newspaper, China's import market for nutraceuticals has reached 1.2 billion dollars. For example, China contributes 40% to the revenue of Blackmores, the largest nutraceutical brand in Australia. Some experts predict that the Chinese health industry will expand by 25% annually. Recognising this large predicted growth in the Chinese market, the event organiser decided to shift their focus from FiAC to their health ingredients brand Hi China.
Hi China 2016 will be held alongside Healthplex and Nutraceutical China and CPhI China, two of the largest events in the nutraceutical and pharma industry. Across the different shows the organiser aims to connect the entire health industry chain to perfectly embody the concept of health.
Top exhibitors that will be ready to do business and showcase their latest products and innovations include leading companies Enzymotec, Naturex, GNT, INGREDIA, Genmont, Hleks, Health Love, BIOSEARCH and many more.
Onsite Features and Highlights:
Nutraceutical Industry Development Conference
Presented by the authorities from China's health industry, the conference was attended by more than 100 attendees in 2015. In 2016, this conference will continue to explore current trends and development in Chinese health industry.
SJGLE.com Buyers Sourcing Event
For the 3rd year, "SJGLE Buyers Sourcing Event" will be held onsite by EN-SJGLE.com. This buyers sourcing event effectively connects renowned international buyers with suppliers through face-to-face meetings and drives both parties to close deals.
The Discovery Tour is a free tour that visitors can take around the show floor in their own time. Tours will be topic-focused on some specific areas of interest in the food and beverage industry today. Visitors can follow the trails laid around the show floor to visit the key exhibitors innovating in each of the areas, and to find the exact ingredients, solutions and information they are looking for.
Appreciation Party & Buffet Reception
Hi China and HNC will jointly organize an appreciation party on the show floor, aiming to strengthen communications between dietary supplements and health & natural ingredient manufacturers as well as to express gratitude to exhibitors and visitors. International exhibitors and visitors can interact with domestic exhibitors and visitors from health ingredients, natural ingredients, and dietary supplement industries.
Visa-Free Entry to China
The Chinese Ministry of Public Security announced that Shanghai and two neighbouring provinces will begin offering 144-hour visa-free transit to foreigners from 51 countries effective from Jan 30th, 2016. Visitors meeting the requirements can easily come to the show without complex visa application.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.fia-china.com/home/en
We are looking forward to seeing you in SNIEC, Shanghai, China from 21-23 June 2016.
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SOURCE Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd