World Grain - June 2018 - 62
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Business opportunities growing in Asia for grain,
flour milling and feed milling equipment suppliers
by Michael King
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well-attended exhibition hosted at the Bangkok
International Trade and Exhibition Centre.
The event, held March 27-29, attracted 228 exhibitors and co-exhibitors from 33 countries and Victam
International organizers said that over its three days
the event received 6,987 visits from citizens of 80
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able to have serious discussions and negotiations with
their clients and new potential clients that they had met
at the show. The exhibitors also commented on the very
high quality of the visitors and the wide range of countries from which they came."
Major Mei, representing the overseas division of
conveying specialist Sanwei, which manufactures
Guangzhou province, China, was typical of exhibitors
interviewed by World Grain over the three-day event.
He said his company was a regular at Victam Asia.
"Mostly, our products are for rice milling machines,
grains, granules," he explained. "Southeast Asia is a
good market for us and Victam lets us meet our customers and potential customers. Thailand, Vietnam and
Indonesia are very interesting countries for us, but the
whole Asia market is growing."
Fernando Luenga, Southeast Asia sales manager for
Madrid, Spain-based Symaga Silos, said that Victam
was proving a highly productive exhibition.
"So far it has been great," he said. "Yesterday and
interested in our products compared to other gatherings
where maybe the public is more general."
Salih Serter Gulsoy, export-import manager at Obial,
said the "show was very good."
"We have many customers from around Asia," he
said. "It has been really good, and we are already looking at attending the next one."
Ludovico Bernardi, sales director of Bedeschi,
which specializes in the manufacturing of complete
One of the larger exhibits at Victam Asia 2018 was from Uzwil,
Switzerland-based Bühler AG. Photos by Michael King.
June 2018 / World Grain / www.World-Grain.com