Access the Expanding South-East Asian Health Market

Thursday, March 15, 2018 General News
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AMSTERDAM, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The third edition of Hi South

East Asia organised by UBM takes place from 27-29 March, in the Jakarta International Expo alongside CPhI South East Asia

Health ingredients (Hi) South East Asia (27-29 March 2018)

being held at the Jakarta International Expo is the gateway to the South-East Asian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries.

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The most recent addition to the Food ingredients (Fi) Global portfolio, Hi South East Asia connects buyers and sellers, enables health ingredient manufacturers to find reliable suppliers, and provides the forum to create connections to enable expansion in this robust region.

An emerging middle class in the South-East Asia region with a higher spending power is creating demand for health-based food & beverages. With strong influences from Western eating cultures including healthier snacking, interest in organic and naturally healthy foods, and a desire for innovative flavours and health benefits, the region is an attractive market for investors, particularly Indonesia which is home to the largest and fastest growing food and beverage market.

Indonesia is projected to be the fastest-growing economy within the ASEAN with an average annual growth rate of 6.0% in 2014-2018. 90% of ingredients used in the Indonesian F&B industry are imported, while Indonesian consumers are willing to spend more on food products that promote health benefits. New emerging economies such as Vietnam and other Indo-Chinese regions are also beginning to open up to the food and beverage market.

"Indonesia has a growing and relatively young population (50% under 30). Consumer awareness of health issues has increased in recent years, and many Indonesian consumers are willing to spend more on health foods." Cheryl Tay, Editor of NutraIngredients - Asia

"South East Asian consumers often are more open to the health benefits of functional foods and nutraceuticals than Europeans." Wolfgang Loersch, Vice President of Breko

With over 1,000 visitors from key health markets expected, Hi South East Asia will be co-located this year with CPhI South East Asia, the region's leading event for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.

Key workshops and conferences will cover the latest topics in the food ingredients and pharmaceutical industry presented by industry experts. Themes include innovative ingredients for better health, the start-up landscape in South East Asia, and an investment forum focusing on investing in innovations.

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Other highlighted features at Hi South East Asia 2018 include: 

  • Hi/CPhI South East Asia Conference, covering the latest topics in the food ingredients and pharmaceutical industry, presented by industry experts. Paid conference.
  • Business match-making programme, which provides attendees with opportunities to browse potential clients, schedule meetings before the event, and find new business partners.
  • Innovation Gallery, showcasing the most innovative and revolutionary products within food ingredients and pharma.

About Food ingredients Global - The trusted route to market since 1986

Food ingredients was launched in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in 1986. Its portfolio of live events, extensive data, digital solutions and high-level conferences are now established throughout the world and provide regional and global platforms for all stakeholders, in the food ingredients industry. Over 500,000 people have attended our shows over the years with billions of Euros worth of business created as a result. With over 25 years of excellence, our events, digital solutions and supporting products, deliver a proven route to market, with a truly global audience.

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About UBM 

UBM connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, Ecobuild, Seatrade, and many others, UBM exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across seven industry sectors.

To ensure long term profitability; UBM aims to be a leader in sustainable business, aligning all key business decisions with our sustainability strategy. UBM sees it as fundamental that we are conscious of the impact that our actions have on the environment and the communities in which we operate. UBM strives to manage its impact by ensuring that the principles of sustainability are at the core of all our activities. A cornerstone to our journey towards sustainability is our certification to the ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management System. UBM is one of the first major organisers to successfully implement and certify our sustainable event management system against the International Standard ISO 20121.

For media enquiries, please contact: 

Monique Olijhoek De Entree 73, Toren A, 1101 BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tel: +31-20-708-1678


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