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Food & Hotel Thailand turns 20, moves to new venue
The trade-only fair, which will be staged in a new venue Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITE C) this year, will also be a bigger event, says its organiser, Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd (BES), reinforcing its reputation as the premier international trade event for Thailand, while reaching out to the region's hospitality and foodservice industries.
FHT2012 will showcase the latest products, services, trends and technologies as it mirrors strong and continued growth in the foodservice & hospitality industries, says BES.
The 2012 show will feature products and services from local and international suppliers supporting the Thai government's policy of encouraging all sectors to be well prepared for the implementation of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.
BES points out: "Thailand continues to attract investment due to its position and status as a regional gateway, growp41 ing domestic demand, growing exports and strong tourism industry supported by the government, which has implemented policies to boost revenue from the tourism sector, from Bt1.14 billion (US$36.2 million) it generated in 2011 to Bt2 billion within 2015."
The emergence of the AE C by 2015 is expected to generate more global trade, more intra-ASEAN trade, more tourist arrivals and higher-yield visitors for Thailand by boosting its status as a regional hub for the tourism and trade, it adds.
With more than 250 exhibitors from 25 countries showcasing over 750 exhibiting brands, FHT2012 offers participants in Thailand and the region the opportunity to source for premium products, including some imported for the first time to Thailand and Asia, says BES. In addition, the show will feature eight international pavilions: Belgium, EU, Italy, Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Turkey and the US.ICSC's world summit puts globalisation of retailing in focus
While development in mature markets may have plateaued, emerging markets will present growth opportunities for the immediate future. A booming middle class in emerging markets has created myriad new retail opportunities," says the ICSC in a press statement announcing the event.
Comments Michael P Kercheval, CEO and president of the ICSC: "There are seismic swings taking place in retail and retail real estate across the globe. Emerging markets now represent the largest opportunities for development, new revenue streams and job creation. Opinions may vary as to what degree, but there can be no argument that we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in the global market paradigm."
Michael Moriarty, a partner at AT Kearney, who will be addressing the summit as its keynote speaker, adds: "Global retailers must have a strategy for expansion into developing markets." Attendees at the summit in Shanghai will hear first-hand from retailers who are leading the globalisation of retailing by crossing borders and successfully broadening their brands.
Attendees at the summit in Shanghai will hear first-hand from retailers who are leading the globalisation of retailing by crossing borders and successfully broadening their brands.
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