On 16-18th of May 2016 the AUSTREX team attended the Global Dairy Congress Asia established by the SZ&W Group in Singapore. AUSTREX was one of the 20+ Exhibitors at the Congress. AUSTREX staff from Vietnam and Indonesia attended presentations, focusing on both pre and post-farm gate. The Congress was a wonderful opportunity to network with leading experts in the global and Asia dairy sector. AUSTREX met with representatives from the Dairy Sector specialising in fields such as, nutrition, housing, design, milk processing and product packaging, in addition to producers.
The Global Dairy Congress Asia 2016 “aims to be the most influential Dairy event in Asia for 350+ industry chain stakeholders to grasp consumer perspectives, R&D trends, processing technologies, market prospects and development opportunities, together with global good practice sharing to accelerate industry restructuring, upgrading and integration” – Organising Committee of Global Dairy Congress Asia 2016.
By attending the Global Dairy Congress Asia, AUSTREX gained valuable insight into the Asian dairy sector. The Asia dairy market has been proven to be the strongest growing region for dairy product consumption, with an array of supporting factors including expanding population, rising prosperity, increasing influence on dietary patterns and awareness on the health benefits of dairy products. China and ASEAN-6 (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) are characterised as huge potential markets for dairy exporters.