October 9, 2017
Inaugural Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum attracts 20,000 visits
The "Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum" and "Aquaculture & Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum" 2017 concluded on September 30 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
The exhibitions attracted more than 20,000 visits from 37 countries while the total sales are estimated to be approximately 17 million US dollars.
Organised by UBM Asia and co-organised by Council of Agriculture of Taiwan government (COA), the first edition of Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum featured state-of-the-art technology to optimise and upgrade the industrial structure. There were over 50 onsite matchmaking meetings and 40 conference sessions which brought in 6,000 visits. The outstanding result of the debut revealed the development of agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region is on urgent re-conversion and cross-industry alliance opportunities. It can be expected that Taiwan is to be the hub for Agricultural technology to promote start-ups and investors.
Ms. Sabine Liu, General Manager of UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch, remarked on the overall success of the exhibition, "The combination of climate change and food safety has boosted agricultural business opportunities to the peak. Exhibitor, Land Green showcased Seaweed Organic Liquid to improve blossoming and fruiting stage and also enhance plant resistance to severe weather conditions, pests and plant diseases. Phansco introduced Raman Apparatus of pesticides identified detection to analyse the pesticide residues of agriculture products and commodities. Both products were very popular and received many inquiries onsite."
Internet of Things (IoT) technology had been another focal point of the dual show. Many exhibitors showcased a total solution of automated environmental control system, remote supervision system, smart farming models and so on, which had won the majority of buyers' favour. Based upon a Japanese media, an anonymous exhibitor had sold out 100 units of machinery equipment and more deals would be discussed post show. The gross sales was also partially derived from animal vaccines and feed additives. Mr. Jason Wang, Manager of Department of Animal Medicine, China Chemical & Pharmaceutical (CCPC) appealed, "The purpose of applying veterinary medicine is to maintain animals' good health and to improve livestock productivity. The food safety could be secured as long as husbandry farmers comply with the guidelines for veterinary prescription and withdrawal period."
At the close of the dual show, there were 194 exhibitors and 292 booths hailing from 16 countries. Attracted more than 12,000 visitors, the first edition of the exhibitions were supported by 17 domestic and overseas associations and exhibitions. It is highly satisfied commented by the combination of industry, official and university. The next edition of the Asia Agri-Tech and Livestock & Aquaculture Expo & Forum will take place from 26 to 28 July 2018 at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1. According to the statistical report, 120 exhibitors had expressed the willing to attend the shows next year and 12 brand companies had signed the rebooking contract, including Advanced Green Biotechnology (AGB), Shiuh Ger, Yoan Trading, MIC Meter, Lican Alimentos, PT. Dwijaya Perkasa Abadi and so on.