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Returning to Bangkok, Thailand, and co-located with Vitafoods Asia, the largest event in the region’s F&B calendar will take place on 20-22 September

Informa Markets is delighted to announce that Fi Asia is back in Bangkok, Thailand, for 2023. The leading trade show in the ASEAN food and beverage industry, with more than 21,000 expected visitors and over 600 exhibitors will convene to do business, discover innovations, spark new ideas, gain valuable insights on key topics, and experience the energy of invention and profitable connection. This truly global event brings together tastemakers from the Asian and global industries to make it a uniquely inclusive occasion.

Fi Asia is the must-attend event: Delegates can enjoy a wide range of seminars, innovation tours, dedicated zones and other onsite features that offer unrivalled opportunities to gain industry insights and knowledge, meet disruptive startups and stay current with new innovations. Particularly popular is the Startup competition, which gives founders or small enterprises the opportunity to reach a broad specialist audience and pitch their latest innovative products. With so much going on, it comes as no surprise that 97 % of the floorplan is already sold out with only a few exhibitor stands still available.

A booming business region, the plant-based food sector in Thailand is expected to reach a value of $1.5 million by 2024, with notable growth being seen in meat substitutes and the alternative milk market. Similarly, the cocoa, coffee, and spice sectors are all demonstrating upward trends in terms of both volume and revenue. To complement this multifaceted business growth, the Fi Asia Thailand conference programme has been compiled to reflect these key themes. Topics for discussion include local indigenous and insect-based ingredients, ASEAN F&B regulations, cocoa, coffee and spice market opportunities, and an update on the palm oil industry, to name a few.

Not to be missed is the expert-led content programme that tackles the sector’s hottest trends, and the Sensory Box experience that comprises technical product presentations and taste testing. Beyond the potential to network with industry leaders and experts, other show highlights include connecting with prospective business partners from ASEAN and around the world, the chance to gain rapid access to a burgeoning market and thought leadership about trending topics and market insights.

Julien Bonvallet, Group Brand Director, Food ingredients Global, commented: “We’re excited to be back in Bangkok and connecting with the industry in one of the largest F&B markets in the world. With lots of opportunities to network and build partnerships, this is going to be an invaluable in-person event for everyone involved.”

“At Fi Asia Thailand,” he continued, “we’re bringing the entire F&B supply chain together under one roof and providing access to local and global exhibitors from every segment of the industry. We also have specialised pavilions for beverage, health and natural ingredients, as well as for new exhibitors and startups.”

For more information on the show, please visit: www.figlobal.com/asia-thailand