HO CHI MINH, Vietnam, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The first international Food ingredients exhibition in Vietnam will take place on 1-2 December 2010 at the New World Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. The unique event is co-located with a conference organised by IUFoST in Vietnam (the Vietnamese Association for Food Science and Technology), bringing thousands of international and local food professionals under one roof.
Vietnam is quickly emerging as both a source and a destination for food ingredients, with over 40% increase in processed food consumption over the last five years. Evolving consumer awareness and growing purchasing power attract many international food manufacturers to Vietnam. Key exhibitors at Fi Vietnam include Kerry, Vitablend, Roha Dyechem, Iprona and Reka Nutrition.
The conference run alongside the show will feature key exhibitors, eight local scientists from the Asia-Pacific region and seven speakers from IUFoST's governing and scientific councils. Major industry topics will be covered during the conference, including Safety, Innovation, Functional Foods and New Product and Market. Innovations in the development of food ingredients in local and global contexts will also be addressed.
The event is expected to draw considerable attention from the Vietnam food industry, as well as the Ministry of Education and the Vietnamese public in general. It will also be the launch platform for IUFoST's initiatives to support the education and training of food science and technology personnel in developing countries.
Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in a successful business matchmaking procedure. The programme will enable exhibitors to contact food manufacturers and other relevant businesses in Asia to meet at the exhibition. The pre-arranged meetings will be set by the organizer based on the business profile and product needs of each company.
For more information about Fi Vietnam, please visit: www.ingredientsnetwork.com/Vietnam
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.