Asia Fruit Logistica 2022 returned to its face-to-face format after being affected by the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In its 2022 edition, the fair was held from November 2 to 4 in Bangkok, and not in Hong Kong where the event was traditionally held.
“I saw a lot of enthusiasm from all the participants over the possibility of meeting once again at a fair, which is important for this business. The number of stands was probably a bit smaller than in recent years when it was held in Hong Kong. Still, I think this is largely due to fewer Chinese exhibitors present, given their travel restrictions,” said Javier Orti, sales manager for the Asian market of Salix Fruits, an importer and exporter of fresh fruits.
Javier Orti says the fair was very active for Salix with a large number of meetings until the last minute.
Salix Fruits’ team was very satisfied with the quality of visitors. Many held meetings during the three days and it also saw many visitors drop by.
“It was very important for us to be present again, as we always were, and to get closer to our customers and suppliers,” said Orti. “Although we have traveled a lot this year, visiting both markets and suppliers, it is difficult to cover everything in one year after two years of Covid restrictions. It was a very active fair for us with a large number of meetings until the last minute.”
The company has expanded considerably since the last edition of Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong. It has opened procurement offices in Chile, India and Spain since then, strengthening supply alternatives for customers.