Asia Fruit Logistica has sold out of stand space, with just under two months to go before the region’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable trade fair opens its doors in Hong Kong.
Some 25 per cent more exhibition space has been sold compared with last year’s event, smashing previous records for the show, according to organiser Global Produce Events (GPE).
More than 400 exhibitors from 38 countries and all six continents are expected to display their products and services at Asia Fruit Logistica, which returns to AsiaWorld-Expo on 3-5 September.
“We have more exhibitors from more countries than ever before,” confirmed Gérald Lamusse, managing director of GPE. “This underlines the rising interest in the Asian markets from around the world, and the value that the global fresh produce business sees in this show as the platform for growth.”
Many of the 38 exhibiting countries have ramped up their stand space for Asia Fruit Logistica 2014.
China, traditionally the largest presence at the show in terms of exhibitor numbers, has expanded its bookings for exhibition space by 40 per cent compared with the 2013 event.
“Being a leading grower and distributor in China, Asia Fruit Logistica gives us an excellent opportunity to meet with other global producers and share information and experiences with them,” said Martin Salge of Chinese exhibitor Dalian XingYeYuan Group. “As we plan to develop our import and export activities, the three days at the exhibition enable us to build strong relationships with serious players from all over the world.”
Australia, another leading presence at previous editions of Asia Fruit Logistica in terms of exhibitor numbers, has expanded its stand space by 70 per cent versus last year.
Other exhibiting countries have registered more dramatic increases, including the UK (+217 per cent) and Spain (+104 per cent)
Visitor numbers are also set to hit record levels, with GPE expecting some 7,000 trade buyers and visitors from more than 60 different countries to attend.
For more information or to book a visitor pass, visit the online ticket shop www.asiafruitlogistica.com/tickets
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