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VIV ASIA 2011: Thailand

With expectations higher than ever, Bangkok, Thailand is flooded by international visitors from almost 50 countries for the tenth edition of VIV Asia. Vincent ter Beek, editor of Pig Progress, is one of them and reports - in photos…

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  • The Bangkok International Trade and Event Center (BITEC) hosts the tenth edition of VIV Asia, held 9-11 March in Thailand.

    The Bangkok International Trade and Event Center (BITEC) hosts the tenth edition of VIV Asia, held 9-11 March in Thailand.

  • Especially when the Thai Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr Theera Wongsamut, cut his second agricultural ribbon this week, after having opened the APVS Congress in Pattaya as well.

    Especially when the Thai Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Mr Theera Wongsamut, cut his second agricultural ribbon this week, after having opened the APVS Congress in Pattaya as well.

  • In the opening ceremony for VIV Asia, David C. Nelson, Rabobank International, painted a picture of the agricultural market until 2021. High grain prices are to stay – and he forecasted a growing dependence of China on grain imports.

    In the opening ceremony for VIV Asia, David C. Nelson, Rabobank International, painted a picture of the agricultural market until 2021. High grain prices are to stay – and he forecasted a growing dependence of China on grain imports.

  • The award for Asian Pig Personality 2011 was awarded to Surachai Suthitham (middle), Thai Swine Raisers Association of Thailand. To his left is Nigel Horrox, Positive Action Publications and to his right is Ruwan Berculo, VNU Exhibitions.

    The award for Asian Pig Personality 2011 was awarded to Surachai Suthitham (middle), Thai Swine Raisers Association of Thailand. To his left is Nigel Horrox, Positive Action Publications and to his right is Ruwan Berculo, VNU Exhibitions.

  • In total, 277 new companies found their way to Bangkok in comparison to the 2009 edition. Already 20,000 visitors pre-booked their attendance – and a lively buzz could be noted from the start.

    In total, 277 new companies found their way to Bangkok in comparison to the 2009 edition. Already 20,000 visitors pre-booked their attendance – and a lively buzz could be noted from the start.

  • Exhibitors hail from all over the world, e.g. the Canadian Swine Exporters Association (Northern America)…

    Exhibitors hail from all over the world, e.g. the Canadian Swine Exporters Association (Northern America)…

  • Various countries had pavilions at VIV Asia, like China.

    Various countries had pavilions at VIV Asia, like China.

  • Betagro (home match as headquartered in Bangkok).

    Betagro (home match as headquartered in Bangkok).

  • Global Nutrition (France).

    Global Nutrition (France).

  • Ceva Animal Health has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years. The company offered to take headshots of visitors in the booth.

    Ceva Animal Health has been growing rapidly over the last couple of years. The company offered to take headshots of visitors in the booth.

  • Of course, larger players in the market are abundantly present, like Big Dutchman

    Of course, larger players in the market are abundantly present, like Big Dutchman

  • Boehringer Ingelheim's booth was full of attractions, with for e.g. bingo and the well known green and red pig signifying its vaccine mix for M.hyo and PCV2.

    Boehringer Ingelheim's booth was full of attractions, with for e.g. bingo and the well known green and red pig signifying its vaccine mix for M.hyo and PCV2.

  • At VIV Asia, Austrian feed additive company Biomin presents a new addition to its family of natural growth promoters: Biomin 3T.

    At VIV Asia, Austrian feed additive company Biomin presents a new addition to its family of natural growth promoters: Biomin 3T.

  • Another innovation can be found at the booth of Animine – ZinPot, a novel source of zinc oxide for piglets.

    Another innovation can be found at the booth of Animine – ZinPot, a novel source of zinc oxide for piglets.

  • Just like Austrian animal nutrition company Agromed, the French company joined forces in LinkAsia partners – jointly appearing in one booth.

    Just like Austrian animal nutrition company Agromed, the French company joined forces in LinkAsia partners – jointly appearing in one booth.

  • At shows like these, there’s always time to party: US feed additive company Novus celebrated its 20 years of existence…

    At shows like these, there’s always time to party: US feed additive company Novus celebrated its 20 years of existence…

  • …and Danish pig breeding company Danbred is just five years older.

    …and Danish pig breeding company Danbred is just five years older.

  • Plenty to see, plenty to do – and as said before – plenty to photograph!

    Plenty to see, plenty to do – and as said before – plenty to photograph!

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    paul

    Its always a pitty that Reed is always making pictures from the same companies, smaller companies will never have a change with them, maybe they are not good enough for reed

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