Events

Dual agri-tech shows drew huge crowd and brisk sales

15:48 SGT December 12, 2017
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Taiwan event netted some US$17 worth of tradeshow deals

Climate change, food safety and the Internet of Things (IoT) were on the spotlight at the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum and Aquaculture & Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017. The dual event, which was held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, attracted more than 20,000 visitors from 37 countries. Show organizer UBM Asia reported total sales of around US$17 million. The show was co-organized by the Council of Agriculture of Taiwan (COA).

“The combination of climate change and food safety has boosted agricultural business opportunities to the peak,” Sabine Liu, general manager of UBM Asia Taiwan, remarked. Exhibitor Land Green, for example, showcased Seaweed Organic Liquid to improve blossoming and fruiting stage, and enhance plant resistance to severe weather conditions, pests and plant diseases, she shared. Another exhibitor, Phansco, introduced a Raman Apparatus to help identify, detect and analyze the pesticide residues of agriculture products and commodities.

“Both products were very popular and received many enquiries on-site,” Liu said.

The combination of climate change and food safety has boosted agricultural business opportunities to the peak.

Another focal point of the dual show was IoT technology. Many exhibitors displayed IoT-based solutions that featured automated environmental control system, remote supervision system and smart farming.

The next edition of the Asia Agri- Tech and Livestock & Aquaculture Expo & Forum will take place next year from July 26-28 at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1. According to the organizers, 120 exhibitors have expressed their interest to participate in the 2018 show.