22/26 maggio 2013
THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2012 concluded with a flourish today after recording an unprecedented 25,270 in visitor numbers. Showcasing the best in the culinary trade, the ninth edition of the premier sourcing platform for
food and hospitality trade buyers reaffirmed its position as one of the leaders in Asia Pacific’s food and hospitality industries, with an extensive showcase from 1,104 exhibitors.
The total value of immediate sales orders made in this year’s edition of THAIFEX – World of Food Asia came close to US$134 million dollars throughout the three days of the trade fair, while the projected value of sales orders within the year is expected to value over US$3 billion dollars.
28 countries, including Bangladesh, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and Vietnam were represented on the trade floor at THAIFEX – World of Food Asia this year. This is a rise of close to 10 percent from the year before, underscoring the event’s growing influence in the region. Visitors to THAIFEX – World of Food Asia were impressed by the tantalizing flavors from the unique products and services on display from exhibitors from Asia, Europe and the United States (U.S.). Over 80 percent of these are repeat exhibitors who have come to regard THAIFEX – World of Food Asia as an important gateway for exchange and networking in the region.
“THAIFEX – World of Food Asia provided an excellent opportunity for us to introduce our products to the wider Southeast Asian market. This is our third time exhibiting here and the visitor turnout was notable. The chance to
meet with various business representatives including, those from Taiwan and Korea, allowed us to make new contacts and further our goals in establishing our brand in this region,” said Mr Sunny Koh, Managing Director, Chinatown Food Corporation, Singapore.