FIAAP, Victam & GRAPAS Asia will return to Bangkok in February 2012, but not to the old venue. After careful consideration and consultation it has been decided that FIAAP, Victam & GRAPAS Asia 2012 will be held at the Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 15 – 17 February 2012.
BITEC will offer our exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates superior and more modern facilities than the old venue. The exhibition halls will accommodate all of our event’s requirements and there are no supporting pillars within the halls interrupting traffic flow etc, said the organisers in a statement.
The new venue in between downtown Bangkok and the new international airport has its own Skytrain station at Bang Na and will be linked to the exhibition halls by an air-conditioned walkway. The air-conditioned trains are frequent and one can travel direct from Sukhumvit in downtown Bangkok to BITEC in less than fifteen minutes and for just a few Baht.
The last Asian event was held in 2010 where the number of visitors remained high, almost 6000, and the percentage of non-Thai visitors continues to increase totalling almost 40% from a 65 countries. These figures emphasise the importance of the event to the industry and how senior executives are prepared to spend the time, money and travel in order to attend these exhibitions and technical conferences.
The 2012 event will have a similar format to that of the successful 2010 show; there will be FIAAP (feed ingredients), Victam (feed processing & biomass technology) & GRAPAS (rice milling & grain processing) exhibitors. Again there will be specific technical conferences on Aquafeed, Feed Ingredients, Petfood, Biomass Technology, Grain Processing and the Thai Feed Conference.