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Asia Fruit Logistica sees record numbers
Asia Fruit Logistica was a hive of business activity last week, with more than 13,000 trade visitors from 76 different countries pouring through the doors of AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on 6-8 September.
Visitor numbers were up by 16 per cent on last year’s event, setting a new attendance record.
Some 70 per cent of visitors came from Asia, with 20 different markets across the Asia-Pacific region represented. The main origins in terms of visitors were China, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Japan and Australia.
“We’re delighted with the dynamic business activity on the show-floor during Asia Fruit Logistica this year,” said Wilfried Wollbold, commercial director of organiser Global Produce Events. “The results underline Asia Fruit Logistica’s role as the leading continental trade exhibition for the fresh produce business in Asia.”
Visitors to Asia Fruit Logistica found a show that had expanded by almost a third compared with last year’s event in terms of exhibition space.
Exhibitor numbers increased by more than 150 on the 2016 edition. A total of 813 exhibitors from 43 different countries took part, while 24 national pavilions featured at the event.
China remained the single-largest exhibiting country at Asia Fruit Logistica, with bookings and company participation expanding by more than 50 per cent compared with last year’s event. The other leading exhibiting countries were Italy, Egypt and Australia, which ranked second, third and fourth respectively in terms of exhibitor bookings.
Spain leapt into the top five exhibiting countries for the first time with more than 40 Spanish companies showcasing their products and services. South Africa surged into sixth place, with exhibitor numbers tripling to 33 companies.
Close to half of all exhibitors at Asia Fruit Logistica came from the Asia and Oceania regions. Europe made up almost a quarter of all exhibitors, followed by the Americas (15 per cent), Africa (12 per cent) and the Middle East (4 per cent).
Five countries also made their debut appearance as exhibitors at the show, including Costa Rica, Finland, Jordan, the Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
For more information: www.asiafruitlogistica.com
Publication date: 9/12/2017
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