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UBM Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd.—in collaboration with Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand, National Food Institute, the Federation of Thai Industries and Thai Food Processor's Association—is organising the 7th edition of Food ingredients Asia. To support the development of the food industry in Thailand and Asia, the company is also launching Food Processing and Packaging Asia in 2011, to take place on Sept. 21-23, 2011, at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Mr. Manu Leopairote, chairman of UBM Asia (Thailand) Co. Ltd., says, "Food ingredients Asia 2011 is the major regional event that features food technology and ingredients. It focuses on displaying ingredients innovation, research and development of raw material in the processed food industry, such as creating appealing appearance, taste, scent and colours, as well as enhancing nutrition to add value for instant food, drink, innovative processed food and frozen food."
In 2011, the food export industry in Thailand is expected to grow in more than 8 percent to a value of more than $22 billion (approximately 660 billion baht). In manufacturing processed food, ingredients are the key component. In Food ingredients Asia 2011, the entrepreneurs in the industry will review the latest innovations and ingredients of over 400 suppliers from more than 30 countries. Exchange of knowledge and information about the global food industry will contribute to the development of Thai food industry. The event is expected to create more than a billion-baht business value.
Food ingredients Asia is outstanding for the display of technology and innovation for ingredients. The show has grown by 70 percent since the 2009's edition in Thailand, and expected to welcome more than 10,000 food professionals.
Mr. Visit Limprana, president of Food Processing Industry Club, the Federation of Thai Industries, says Thailand is situated in an ideal location for producing food to feed the world. "It is a perfect place for agriculture and livestock. This helpful factor drives Thailand to be a key exporter of food and raw materials. The standard and quality of these raw materials is also widely accepted. Food ingredients Asia 2011 will put Thailand in the spotlight and make the global industry aware of Thailand's capacity to produce food and raw material."
The first Food Processing and Packaging Asia will ensure that not only the potential in processed food and raw materials is addressed, but also the well-established Thai food processing and packaging sector, which meets international standards and has globally recognised quality.
The Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand (FoSTAT) will organise "FoSTAT Food Ingredients Asia Conference 2011" held on Sept. 21-22, 2011, at QSNCC, Bangkok. Ms. Darunee Edwards, president of FoSTAT, says: "The industry must work collectively to restore confidence and ensure that all consumers can buy safe food. Our conference, held alongside the Fi Asia 2011, will deliver the latest insight on health and functional food ingredients. Moreover, sessions intended for those wanting to learn more about the production, retail and processing aspects of the functional food value chain. The two-day conference will address the health benefits of different food ingredients and their innovative use in the processed food industry."
Petch Chinabutr, president of the National Food Institute, says, "The role of the institute, which is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Industry, is to promote and develop the Thai food industry so it can enjoy stable growth and be competitive on a global scale. The Institute operates under clear mission in order to create academic value, technology and advanced knowledge base. "This year, the National Food Institute takes part in organising the international seminar under the topic: 'AEC2015 the Impact on the ASEAN Food Industry' on Sept. 21, 2011."
Manu concludes: "The success of Food ingredients Asia in Thailand two years ago has resulted in high interest to the technology of food manufacturing, processing and packaging. To ensure that this event displays the technology for developing the food industry in an integrated way, Food Processing and Packaging Asia 2011 (FPPA 2011) is organised alongside Fi Asia 2011. It is Thailand's first all-in-one event for the food industry. Food professionals are welcome to attend the event on Sept. 21-23, 2011 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center."
Register online for free at www.ingredientsnetwork.com/Asia-thailand.
Source: United Business Media