International FoodTec China/Interfood Shanghai 2006 to Be Held in September

SHANGAHI, China, Aug. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ — International FoodTec China/Interfood Shanghai 2006 will be held from September 4 to 6, 2006 in the new Shanghai International Exhibition Center. International FoodTec China/Interfood Shanghai, inaugurated in 1988, will inherit the experience accumulated in nine successfully held sessions and attract nearly 200 exhibitor companies from around the world who will show their latest products and services over an area of 10,000 square meters. 15,000 professional visitors are expected at event, which will also hold the World Food China Exhibition and China International Sweet Food and Snack Exhibition. The total exhibition space will reach 30,000 square meters, which will serve as an international platform for food and food technology industries.

International Koelnmesse GmbH, an expert in food exhibitions, together with the China National Food Industry Association and Shanghai International Exhibition Co. Ltd., will organize the event. And it will be co-organized by Shanghai Food Association, China Meat Industry Central Sci-Tech Information Center and the China Meat Association, Tianjin and Shanghai offices, and strongly supported by German Agricultural Society DLG, Shanghai Light Industry Holding Company (Group), Shanghai International Packing and Printing City and Light Industry Machine Committee under the Shanghai Mechanical Engineer Institute.

China’s market for food processing and packing machines was developed vigorously in 2005. There was a strong development momentum in food processing and machines for dairy products; edible vegetable oil, slaughtering and meat processing, fruit and nut processing, cereal grinding and soft drink industries drew even more attention. In this development, the food chain was further industrialized and the demand for processing and packing machines increased by 18-20% annually. According to a forecast by experts, China’s market for food processing and packing machines will grow from 4.3 billion euros in 2004 to 7.3 billion euros in 2010 and its market for food technology will probably grow by 9.4% in 2010, with a scale doubled that in 2002.

This exhibition will focus on techniques covering all related fields. Exhibits will involve special processing technology, packing techniques, automation, data processing, control technology, food safety, quality management, operation equipment, environmental protection technology, biological engineering, cold storage and air-conditioning technology, conveyance, transport and storage equipment, raw material and ingredient agents, components, spare parts, surface technology and service.

The organizers have opened an online reservation system for visitors before the exhibition is held. By logging onto http://www.foodtechchina.cn/ to make reservations, the interested parties can collect badges directly in the special collection points without the trouble of standing in line, in addition to a free exhibition book.

The organizers will also hold an international forum on meat processing during the exhibition and invite speakers from the US Meat Export Federation, Australian Meat and Poultry Organizations and China Nanjing Agricultural University. Besides these, the organizers will arrange visits to major food processing factories in Shanghai.

This exhibition will provide a high-efficient platform for industry exchange, communication and business transactions.

About Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (SIEC)

Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (SIEC) is jointly invested by Shanghai World Expo (Group) Co., Ltd. and the Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Shanghai. The SIEC was founded on July 1st, 1984 with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Economic Cooperation and the People’s Government of Shanghai Municipality.

The SIEC is a full member of Union des Foires Internationales (UFI). The SIEC has held 500 international exhibitions of various themes and sizes. It also has successfully held a number of solo exhibitions at national level.

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