Agri-Meals Tech Expo Asia (AFTEA) will return for its second version this yr from 31 Oct to 2 Nov at Sands Expo & Conference Centre in Singapore.
The Asia-Pacific area is anticipated to account for 60% of world consumption by 2030, and can also be dwelling to some 450 million smallholder farmers who contribute as much as 80% of the area’s meals provide. In opposition to this backdrop, there’s a essential want to extend world agri-food tech financing exercise and trade growth to make sure a extra sustainable future for the area. AFTEA was created to encourage native stakeholders and empower them to make knowledgeable choices, in addition to assist speed up collaborations, alternatives and options as a area.
A Constellar occasion with worldwide content material companion DLG (the German Agricultural Society), its inaugural version final yr welcomed over 6,000 attendees from 66 international locations, and 163 exhibitors from 24 international locations with 9 nationwide pavilions from Canada, France, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Republic of Korea, Singapore, The Netherlands and the UK. 2022’s version additionally facilitated over 500 enterprise conferences and 55 sandbox periods over the occasion days.
Constructing momentum with the important thing theme Enhancing Meals Ecosystems for A Sustainable Future, AFTEA 2023 will deep-dive into three focus areas – innovation, sustainability, and security – to discover options and applied sciences that can improve each stage and facet of the meals manufacturing and manufacturing provide chain for future generations within the Asia-Pacific area.
Regional roadshows in Jakarta and Bangkok
Within the lead-up to AFTEA 2023 in October, regional roadshows in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Bangkok (Thailand) will present the trade and invited media a preview of the most recent applied sciences and options to take a look at on the exhibition in Singapore. They’re additionally alternatives for in-market practitioners and specialists – trade leaders, governments, and communities – to share first-hand insights and construct their community to advance agri-food know-how within the nation.
Thailand and Indonesia have been chosen as host international locations of the upcoming roadshows as they’re among the many prime three South East Asian international locations with the very best contribution to GDP and jobs by their agri-food sectors. Indonesia’s agri-food sector holds a powerful place within the regional financial system and performs an necessary function in its future financial growth, whereas Thailand has been accelerating nationwide digital transformation plans for the native meals and agriculture trade lately, specializing in massive knowledge, sensible agriculture, e-commerce and agribusiness enchancment.
- Jakarta (Indonesia): 2 Aug (10:00–14:00 Western Indonesian time) at JS Luwansa Resort, Rasuna Stated Kuningan South Jakarta.
- Audio system embrace GAPMMI chairman Adhi S. Lukman and PISAgro government director Insan Syafaat, in addition to spokespersons from Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Nationwide Improvement Planning (BAPPENAS).
- Bangkok (Thailand): 23 Aug (14:00–16:00 Thailand time) at Grand Middle Level, Terminal 21.
- Audio system embrace the Advisor for the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, and president of the Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering, Dr Dares Kittiyopas, and spokesperson from Bureau of Agricultural Commodities/Division of Agriculture Extension.
New highlights at AFTEA 2023
On prime of Dwelling Lab showcases, Sandbox periods and the business-matching alternatives, this yr’s version may even see the debut of the Culinary Lab and Founders’ Hub for experiential product demonstrations and journey sharing by trade stakeholders. Extra particulars might be shared nearer thus far.
AFTEA is a key collaborating occasion of the Singapore Worldwide Agri-Meals Week (SIAW), hosted by Temasek and Singapore Meals Company (SFA) and supported by the Financial Improvement Board (EDB), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
Supporting commerce associations for AFTEA 2023 embrace the Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS), Singaporean-German Chamber of Business and Commerce (SGC), APAC Society for Mobile Agriculture (APAC-SCA), Canada-ASEAN Enterprise Council, The Indonesian Meals & Beverage (GAPMMI), Partnership for Indonesia’s Sustainable Agriculture (PISAgro) and the Japan Affiliation for Mobile Agriculture (JACA).
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