Dairy tech special at VIV Asia expo to track milk from grass to glass

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 17:20

Visitors at the 2016 edition of VIV Asia in Bangkok. — VNS Photo Courtesy of the organisers

The 2017 edition of the international feed to food exhibition, VIV Asia, to be held in March in Bangkok, will include a milk-focused package called Dairy Tech Special consisting of conferences, seminars and an expo pavilion.

According to the UN, the Asia-Pacific region is now the world’s largest milk producer, producing around 327 million tonnes last year, or 40 per cent of the global output.

Out of an increase of 140 million tonnes projected globally by 2025, almost 60 per cent is expected to come from Asian countries.

“It is certainly an exciting time to be featuring the Asian dairy sector at VIV Asia,” said VIV’s Dairy Tech Special co-ordinator Anel Ceman said.

“There has to be a good technical level to support the further expansion of milk businesses throughout Asia and this will be the focus of Dairy Tech Special.”

The event starts with an invitation-only Dairy Tech conference in Bangkok on March 14, a day before the 2017 VIV Asia opens.

Then, on March 15, the spotlight moves to the show itself at Bangkok’s BITEC Exhibition Centre, where Dairy Tech would host a pavilion displaying dairy equipment, Ceman said.

“Among them are famous production equipment, processing and packaging systems, genetics, nutrition and cow health brands from around the world.

“In addition, of course, VIV Asia will have many other exhibitors who serve the milk market as part of a wider product range for the animal protein industries.”

Also a series of Dairy Tech commercial seminars would be held during VIV Asia 2017 to present the latest ideas and products for producing milk profitably, he said.

Dairy Tech will also alert visitors to the synergy available from the co-location of VIV Asia’s BITEC on animal proteins and the first Agritechnica Asia on field machinery.

Visitors can enter both shows and will be invited to follow a ‘Dairy Walk’ that takes them to exhibits relating to the complete dairy chain from grass to glass.

There would be an option of a visit to a dairy farm, Ceman said. — VNS

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