VIV MEA 2018 focuses on animal protein business across Middle East and Africa

VIV 2016VIV MEA 2018, the regional animal proteins business event, has commenced at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and will run from 5-7 February 2018

The event has started with the show’s line-up of international and regional suppliers serving animal protein businesses in an area extending from the Middle East and Africa to Iran and the countries of the Indian sub-continent. A series of regionally-focused conferences and seminars are set to happen during the conference.

The programme has been assembled by working closely with industry leaders and is devised to relate specifically to the region’s operators in poultry, dairy and aquaculture.

The conference programme has listed more than 40 separate presentations in a daily agenda. The choice of topics includes poultry disease issues in the Middle East, nutritional challenges in hot climates and the emergence of India’s animal health industry.

During the event, Global Dairy Farmers and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture will hold conference titled ‘DairyTech Middle East & Africa.’ The session will focus on building a better cow for the Middle East and effective cooling of dairy cattle in an arid climate.

Organised by Dr Mian Riaz from Texas A&M University in the USA, International Aquafeed magazine sponsored a short course on Aquafeed Extrusion on 5 February 2018, focusing on the current status of aquafeeds globally as well as the principles and practices of extrusion technology for this fast-growing sector.

The conference also allow the visitors to take part in Dutch Poultry Centre seminars that will focus on innovations developed in The Netherlands for advancing production techniques in the poultry business internationally.

Exhibits to suit all sectors

About 360 exhibitors from more than 40 countries are expected to showcase their products during the event. An approximate breakdown of exhibit types by sector reveals almost 300 relating to poultry, about 210 referring to dairy in particular or cattle in general, with around 70 stand-holders offering products or services for aquaculture operations.

Most represented among the product types will be feed ingredients and additives. Animal health items will be presented by 40 exhibitors, closely matched by the numbers offering products and services either for farm production or for processing and handling. Other areas receiving considerable coverage are breeding, hatching and the manufacture of mixed feeds.

The visitors will have the opportunity to look round the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) show featuring innovative and sustainable technologies relating to food production.

VIV MEA 2018 will cover more than 7,500 sq m in Halls five, six, seven and eight at ADNEC. The show layout is by sectors, with Halls five and six for farm production, breeding, hatching and processing and handling while Hall seven as the largest individual hall for usage houses exhibits on feed manufacturing, ingredients and additives.

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