Devoted exclusively to the food industry and noted as the largest food show in Asia, every year THAIFEX brings the A game to the show to amaze local and overseas visitors across the world who will be flocking to the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center during the unparalleled gastronomic exposition. Collaborations from Koelnmesse, the world leader in food and food technology events, and Department of International Trade Promotion together with the Thai Chamber of Commerce result in the 15th edition of THAIFEX set to hit Bangkok on May 29 – June 2, 2018.
As you could have guessed by its theme “Taste the World Savor Asia,” the event holds true to its name and puts a spotlight on the exclusivity of the event, being an integrated food supply chain, quality products, foods and beverages, ingredients, and kitchenware. Upwards of 2,500 qualified exhibitors from 40+ countries are slated to converge on a 107,000-square-meter exhibit space to witness new productions and innovations first hand. The event boasts countless opportunities for attendees looking to expand their network as more than 2,000 hosted buyers confirm to participate.
For 2017 alone, over 55,000 trade visitors and 2,169 exhibitors from around the world joined THAIFEX making it a record-breaking event in the Food and Beverage industry, and this year the number of visitors and exhibitors should at least plateau out or go higher. Trade show goers and exhibitors get to meet new potential prospects on the show floor spanning 11 halls, with each having its own character and specialty.
Hall 1-8 is chock-full of delicatessen, gourmet, and basic food and drinks, international pavilions, and Thai importers and exporters. Challenger 1 is home to food service, food technology, and coffee and tea. Challenger 2 is dedicated to drinks, sweets and confectionary, and frozen food, whereas Challenger 3 features frozen food, seafood, rice, and fruits and vegetables.
Under “Taste new opportunities with our 4 special shows,” participants can enjoy 1) Halal Market with the focus on trades between the Islamic Middle East and Southeast Asian Market, 2) Organic Market, pertaining to an upsurge of organic-related productions, 3) Franchise Market, the latest updates on the food franchise industry, and 4) innovation show, encompassing trends and insights of product designs.
THAIFEX is filled to capacity with upwards of 2,000 international buyers, of which, 200 top Asian buyers will be able to capitalize on the opportunity to partake in networking sessions with international exhibitors.
Highlights of this year include the 7th Thailand Ultimate Chef Challenge, where participating chefs have been looking forward to the competitions: “Best Establishment Award,” “Best Ultimate Professional Chef Award,” “Best Ultimate Junior Chef Award,” and “Best Ultimate Pastry Chef Award” to prove their culinary skills and the 4th Celebrity Coffee Bar, where coffee professionals from around the country will converge to demonstrate their artistry by making coffees that indulge customers’ taste buds.
Please come join us for the THAIFEX World of Food Asia on May 29 – June 2, 2018 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center.