As expected, the fifth edition of the international livestock, dairy, meat processing, and aquaculture exposition (ILDEX) in Indonesia was a success and filled the hall with quality trade participants. The shows welcomed 8000+ trade participants from 28+ countries. Additionally, the conference sessions were a hit, with over 1,665+ delegates and 75+ speakers from 11+ countries who presented during the three days of the show.
At ILDEX Indonesia 2022, over 55 percent of the total exhibitors were international brands, meeting the key concept of the show, which was to connect international investors with local distributors and buyers and expand their business across countries. More than 135+ companies from 25+ countries showcased their products and services. The exhibition halls were divided into zones representing four main industrial sectors, Animal Health, Feed Ingredients/Additives, Farm Production, and Meat Processing/Handling, bringing together stakeholders, manufacturers, importers and exporters, and professionals.
“At ILDEX Indonesia, we execute and internationalise trade shows and conferences from animal production and processing to technology, from agriculture to innovations, and from pets to medical and laboratory sectors. We apply its concepts and know-how across industries and in all Asian countries. Through our international network and global reach, we build and expand our marketplaces in Indonesia to meet the people’s demand, the country’s demand, as well as a regional demand.” said Mr. Igor Palka, Managing Director, VNU Asia Pacific.
The show started with an opening ceremony on the first day on the exhibition floor at the ICE in Jakarta. The opening speech was given by Mr. Widianto Dwi Surya, President Director of PT. Permata Kreasi Media, Mr. Igor Palka, Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific, Mr. Nasrullah, Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health, the Ministry of Agriculture, RI, and Mr. Ahmad Zaki Iskandar, Regent of Tanggerang City visited the trade fair and met the leading companies from local and international brands.
On the fairground, participants from Indonesia and overseas discussed their business opportunities. The official opening event and the VIP tours were also crowded with industry professionals and buyers. Apart from that, the conference sessions were presented in both English and Bahasa, with attractive topics for overseas and local audiences.
Buyer firms ILDEX, the potential market of investment
ILDEX Indonesia created another eventful day as the exhibition was abuzz with activity, on-site demonstrations, and presentations on the latest smart farming solutions and high technology for livestock and Aquaculture businesses, both in the exhibition booths and with the knowledge sharing from the technical seminar sessions.
Potential buyers from the ASEAN countries visited the show and ran the business matching with our exhibitors. More than 40+ international buyers attended from Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, India, and more; the rest were local buyers. Additionally, a group of visitors from academic institutes, associations, and the owners of big farms from nearby provinces also visited the show to stimulate investment in this region.
Mr. Endra Granasamsa, Managing Director, Grand International Livestock [Brunei] said, “The impact of this exhibition is extremely huge because so many exhibitors are bringing up their products and services. They also introduce us to new technology and innovation, which involve high-tech and holistic services as well. We can also see what we could do to develop the new idea for the poultry business and animal feed industry. What I can say is this is the best exhibition you can attend if you really want to improve your services or business in terms of the livestock industry.”
Hans Tieleman, Area Sales Manager, Foodmate B.V., also expressed that “ILDEX Indonesia is a professional organisation, with a warm welcome, and friendly people, both customers, and exhibitors. This year, we present OPTIX, X-Ray Technology & Cut-up line integration for the Indonesian market. We prefer a physical exhibition like this where you can meet customers in person. Personal contact between people and customers is still the best for our business.”
New launch ‘ILDEX Philippines 2023’
The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets, and the 3rd largest economy in Southeast Asia by nominal GDP, following Thailand and Indonesia. The Philippines is primarily considered a newly industrialized country, with an economy transitioning from one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.
VNU Asia Pacific, the organizer of ILDEX Exhibitions, is entering the Philippines. After organizing ILDEX Vietnam and ILDEX Indonesia for nearly 20 years, VNU Asia Pacific announced a new show, “ILDEX Philippines,” in co-location with “the Philippines Poultry Show,” scheduled from 9-11 August 2023 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines.
Jose Gerardo Feliciano – Exhibit Chairman, Phil. Poultry Show and ILDEX Philippines states, “Now, it’s time for the Philippines to jump-start on production, especially food production. With this, we need the help of an event like the ILDEX exhibition. For the introduction of the new technology to reach the farmers, poultry, and livestock producers in the Philippines. I think this is the only way to cope with the increase in technology and just to be able to catch up with how global production.”