Asia Fruit Logistica is moving to Bangkok for its 2022 edition from its traditional location in Hong Kong and takes place on 2-4 November 2022 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC).
The world-class exhibition centre in Bangkok hosted the first-ever edition of Asia Fruit Logistica back in 2007. And the state-of-the-art facility has recently undergone a multimillion-dollar upgrade, adding five times more space as well as cutting-edge technology and services. That makes QSNCC the ideal venue as Asia’s number one international trade show for fresh fruits and vegetables celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2022.
This year’s relocation to Bangkok is not permanent: Thailand is the best place in Asia this year to host an in-person Asia Fruit Logistica because of the strict Covid-entry travel restrictions that remain in force in Hong Kong and China.
“Asia’s fresh fruit and vegetable trade is desperate to meet in person again, and hosting Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok this year means we can put on a physical trade show,” said David Axiotis, executive director of Asia Fruit Logistica.
“The global fresh produce business can meet again face-to-face in Asia at Asia Fruit Logistica in November 2022. This is a unique opportunity to reconnect, to re-engage with the market, and to develop new business with new top-level contacts.
Asia Fruit Logistica 2022 is as always held alongside Asiafruit Congress, which is the place to get the best information on every aspect of the fresh produce business across Asia,” Axiotis added.
Thailand resumed its Test and Go programme for fully vaccinated travellers on 1 February 2022. It means international visitors can attend Asia Fruit Logistica easily and conveniently.
Under the current Test and Go scheme, fully vaccinated travellers can travel by air from any country in the world and are exempt from quarantine: they must take a Covid-19 test on arrival in a government-approved (SHA+) hotel on Day 1 [or on their date of arrival]. Travellers are free to go if they receive a negative result and take an ATK self-test on Day 5 and report the test result as instructed by the Ministry of Public Health.
“We’re really excited to bring Asia Fruit Logistica back to Bangkok,” said Axiotis. “It’s one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in Asia and it has a proven track record in facilitating high-quality international events. And it’s also where we started Asia Fruit Logistica in 2007.”
“Thailand is well situated in South-East Asia and has excellent global and regional connectivity for international visitors via Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. And we all know that Thailand is a great place to visit.”