Wednesday, March 14, 2018

14/03/2018: VIV MEA 2018 full of value for regional animal protein providers

The regional animal proteins business event occurred in Abu Dhabi from Feb 5-7th

"Abu Dhabi and the Middle East will become the centre for VIV" - says Ton Otten, Managing Director, VNU Exhibitions, from The Netherlands which operates VIV exhibitions worldwide following its successful hosting of the second VIV Middle East and Africa 2018 show earlier this month.

Feed equipment, feed ingredients and additives and feed-related products, where clearly evident in this year’s exhibitor line-up of international and regional suppliers serving the animal protein businesses throughout an area extending from the Middle East and Africa to Iran and countries around the Indian sub-continent.

Added value for visitors came in the form of a series of regionally focused conferences and seminars, including a short-course on aquafeed extrustion.

The comprehensive programme that focused on poultry, had been assembled by exhibition organiser VNU working closely with their partners in the industry and were devised to relate specifically to the region’s forward-thinking operators in poultry, dairy and aquaculture sectors.

The conference programme ( lists over 40 separate presentations in daily agenda from Monday February 5, through to Wednesday February 7, 2018. To give just two or three examples, the choice of topics included poultry disease issues in the Middle East, nutritional challenges in hot climates and the emergence of India’s animal health industry.

All conferences were located in the same venue as the trade fair, within the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Among associated special seminars was a full day, organised by Global Dairy Farmers and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture under the title of ‘DairyTech Middle East & Africa’.

Aquafeed Extrusion was a one-day short course on the first day sponsored by International Aquafeed magazine and chaired by Dr Mian Riaz from Texas A&M University, USA. Some 45 participants heard about the current status of aquafeeds globally as well as the principles and practices of extrusion technology for this fast-growing sector.

A further choice available to visitors was to take part in Dutch Poultry Centre seminars that focussed on innovations developed in The Netherlands for advancing production techniques in the poultry business internationally.

Read the full article, HERE.

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