As part of a new partnership, VIV and VICTAM are combining their events into one animal feed and health and grain industries show March 24-26 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The VICTAM and Animal Health and Nutrition Asia, along with GRAPAS Asia 2020, will take place at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

“Presenting the shows as parallel platforms at the same time within the same venue is a great way to bring together two strong brands for the Asia market, in an integrated format so that the visitor experiences them as a single event,” said Sebas van den Ende, general manager of VICTAM International B.V. “It is certainly a much more convenient concept for the industry than the original plan of staging them separately in Bangkok, only months apart.”

Organizers say the newly combined event will attract more visitors and have a larger footprint by having exhibits and conferences on health and nutrition side by side with seminars on feed manufacturing technology.

Feed events

Several conferences and seminars during the event will focus on varying aspects of the feed industry.

Petfood Forum Asia, March 25, will feature information on market trends and innovations in the Asian pet food market. Pet food industry experts will present their latest research on topics such as reducing waste in extruder treat production, sustainability, and pet food safety management systems.

Feed Strategy events cover the ingredients and additives used within the formulation of animal feeds and are attended by senior executives from all over the world. During Victam, the Feed Strategy Conference on March 24 will focus on feed’s role in preventing and combating swine diseases, including the spread of African swine fever (ASF).

Aquafeed Horizons, on March 24, will cover current trends and future developments in aquaculture feeds, focusing on what aquafeed producers should know and practical steps they can take to ensure they are not left behind as the industry moves forward.

The Build My Feed Mill conference, March 25, seeks to raise awareness that there are too few feed mills in low-economic and developing countries fit for production.

IFTC Asia 2020, March 24, will provide a summary and update from the first International Feed Technology Conference held in Cologne, Germany, in 2019. Attendees will hear from top speakers within the industry on topics such as feed technology and feed evaluation in animal production in Asia.

Grain events

GRAPAS Asia, March 24-26, will have conferences and technical seminars. The exhibition will include the latest technology, ingredients and additives for rice, grain and flour milling, including ancillary equipment, bags, bagging technology, milling equipment, storage systems and quality control. The second Grain Storage and Conservation Seminar, March 25, will examine the intricacies of grain storage and preservation with a line-up of industry experts providing advice. It includes speakers from FrigorTec, Eye-Grain, SCAFCO and Cimbria.