The Asia Fruit Congress and the Asia Fruit Business Forum will take place together on the show floor at Asia’s premier trade show to deliver an unrivaled combination of information and insights.
Executives will discuss the big issues in Asia’s fresh produce business at the Asia Fruit Congress.
The Asia Fruit Business Forum offers informative workshops on marketing, technology, and logistics.
The Asia Fruit Awards will be presented at the Asia Fruit Congress and Asia Fruit Business Forum on 3 November.
Visitors and exhibitors at Asia Fruit Logistica can look forward to the best information and insights on 2-4 November in Bangkok.
Asia Fruit Congress, Asia’s premier fresh produce business conference, takes place on the show floor at Asia Fruit Logistica together with the Asia Fruit Business Forum.
For the first time this year, Asia Fruit Congress sessions are free to attend for all Asia Fruit Logistica visitors and exhibitors, with sessions taking place across all three days of the trade show (2-4 November).
As global fresh produce suppliers seek to diversify their presence in Asia, day one of the Asia Fruit Congress (2 November) opens with a look at some of the most exciting market opportunities. T&G Global’s Asia regional general manager James Gordon shares his insights on the potential across South-East Asia and beyond.
Day two (3 November) focuses on ‘Tracking the trade in Asia.’ AJ Griesel, chief executive of the South African Table Grape Industry (SATI), joins a panel of leading global suppliers to discuss the evolution of the Asian market in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
‘The future of supply’ is the theme for day three (4 November) of the Asia Fruit Congress, which kicks off with a session on how and why the fresh produce business is attracting new investment. California-based company Frutura has made a number of high-profile acquisitions across the Americas over the past 18 months. Frutura’s CEO David Krause explains what makes the fresh produce industry an attractive investment and what investors are looking for when acquiring a company.
Turning the focus to ‘farming in Asia for Asia,’ Siebe van Wijk, managing partner of Fresh Studio, presents a case study outlining the investment opportunities in Vietnam’s fast-developing fruit sector.
Asia Fruit Business Forum: practical insights
Each day, Asia Fruit Business Forum offers workshop-style sessions on marketing and consumers, technology and innovation, and logistics.
Luke Wood, chief executive of Australian supply chain intelligence business Escavox, explains how food suppliers can leverage value from real-time supply chain tracking during a session on day one (2 November).
Also, on day one, leading vegetable seed breeder Rijk Zwaan highlights how it is working with a range of partners to advance the development of high-tech growing systems, including vertical farms, in Asia. Friso Klok, Rijk Zwaan’s South East Asia sales and chain manager, is joined on stage by representatives from lighting specialist Signify and Dutch smart horticulture company Priva.
Nico van Vliet, global value chain development lead at Bayer Crop Science, discusses the category positioning work his company is doing with tomatoes. Van Vliet’s presentation, which takes place on day three (4 November), looks at how Bayer is developing ‘flavor stories’ to increase tomato consumption worldwide.
Asia Fruit Awards: celebrating excellence
The Asia Fruit Awards celebrate excellence and recognize outstanding achievement in Asia’s fresh produce business, with the winners selected by Asiafruit Magazine and Asia Fruit Logistica.
The Asia Fruit Awards are awarded in three core categories – Marketing Campaign of the Year, Importer of the Year, and Produce Retailer of the Year – while the Impact Award recognizes a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to developing Asia’s fresh produce business.
The winners of the 2022 Asia Fruit Awards will be announced at Asia Fruit Congress and Asia Fruit Business Forum on the expo floor on 3 November.
For more information on Asia Fruit Congress and Asia Fruit Business Forum, including program updates, please visit; www.asiafruitlogistica.com/asiafruit-congress
For more information on the Asia Fruit Awards, including a showcase of previous winners, go to; www.asiafruitlogistica.com/asia-fruit-awards/
Asia Fruit Awards and Asia Fruit Business Forum sessions are free to attend for all Asia Fruit Logistica ticket holders. To purchase tickets for Asia Fruit Logistica, visit the online ticket shop; www.asiafruitlogistica.com/buy-your-tickets/?from=2