BANGKOK, THAILAND — As COVID-19 pandemic rules generally have subsided across the world, VICTAM Asia, Health & Nutrition Asia and GRAPAS Asia hosted thousands of industry professionals in Bangkok for the co-located trade fairs focused on animal feed, animal health and nutrition, and grain and rice processing industries.

Organizers VICTAM Corp. and VIV Worldwide welcomed 6,121 visitors from 64 countries and 231 exhibitors from 33 countries during the Sept. 7-9 events at the IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center.

“It was exciting to be back in Asia again after the COVID pandemic,” said Sebas van den Ende, general manager of the VICTAM Corp. “The atmosphere at the event was excellent as exhibitors and visitors were glad to be participating at a live event again. We were happy to finally welcome all these companies and professionals. A few exhibitors were not able to participate due to the strict COVID rules in their countries, but we provided them with a hybrid platform so they were able to participate online. The participating exhibitors attended with exciting stands, machinery, and innovations.”

Visitors took note of the wide range of products and services on display, particularly newly launched offerings, and exhibitors enjoyed the renewed face-to-face opportunities with global customers that were unavailable during the pandemic.

“This was a great opportunity for the feed and animal health industry to meet in 2022,” said Birgit Horn, managing director of VIV Worldwide. “The exhibition halls were busy over the three event days, with the top 10 visiting countries being Thailand, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, and Singapore.” 

A VIP tour and luncheon were organized during the opening day with key Asian buyers, institutions representatives and local authorities, while a delegation of Korean professionals joined on the second day. On the last day, show organizers welcomed the management teams of CPF, Betagro, Centaco, Thai Food Group, Thai Vegetable Oil and others.

The organizers of VICTAM Asia and Health & Nutrition Asia hosted several conferences and meetings with the cooperation of key industry partners, including AFFIA,, GMP+, GRAPAS Innovation Seminars, the Thai Feed Mill Association and WPSA.

Additionally, several exhibitors such as Amandus Kahl, Bioproton, Bühler Group, Clextral, DSM, Evonik, Grain Technik, J E S Innovative, Kanters, Premiertech and Proteon, presented technical seminars during the show’s three-day run.

Plans for upcoming shows were announced during the event as well.

VICTAM Corp. will expand its business to Latin America with VICTAM LatAm from Oct. 3-5, 2023, at Expo Center Norte in São Paulo, Brazil. VICTAM LatAm will be co-located with GRAPAS LatAm, the event for the grain milling and processing industries, and with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS).

VIV Worldwide’s ILDEX Indonesia, co-located with Aquatica Asia, will be held from Nov. 9-11 this year at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition in Jakarta. 

VICTAM Asia and Health & Nutrition Asia and GRAPAS Asia will return March 12-14, 2024, at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.