VNU Asia Pacific joins forces with DeltaMan and launches ILDEX Philippines in co-location with the Philippines Poultry Show in Manila in June 2023

VNU Asia Pacific, the organizer of ILDEX Exhibitions, is entering the Philippines. After organizing ILDEX Vietnam and ILDEX Indonesia for nearly 20 years, VNU Asia Pacific announces a new show “ILDEX Philippines” in co-location with “the Philippines Poultry Show” scheduled from 7-9 June 2023 at SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines.

The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets, and the 3rd largest economy in Southeast Asia by nominal GDP, following Thailand and Indonesia. The Philippines is primarily considered a newly industrialized country, with an economy transitioning from one based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing.

In 2021, the value of production in the livestock industry in the Philippines amounted to approximately 252.11 billion Philippine pesos, which was a decrease compared to the previous year’s total. On the other hand, a bright future for the Philippines poultry industry is indicated by a 4% increase in chicken egg output in 2020 compared to the previous year – from 583,234 MT to 605,78 MT. The country’s chicken layer population expanded by 4.19% from 41.202 million birds to 42.928 million. Consequently, the Philippines livestock market also has great potential for growth, and the exhibition is a chance to expand business opportunities in this country.

VNU opens a new gateway to reach the Philippines market

“VNU Asia Pacific held the initial investor meetings project in 2019 in Manila, but due to the pandemic, the development of the project had to pause for a while. In 2023, ILDEX Philippines will finally reflect the market’s high levels of demand and opportunities for the players entering the market, and the show will be part of the VIV worldwide portfolio” said Ms. Panadda Kongma, Director of Agribusiness and Operations, VNU Asia Pacific.

“ILDEX has had great success in Vietnam and Indonesia over the past 20 years. In 2023, we are super excited to bring the ILDEX brand to a new destination, the Philippines, a dynamic market with great potential for the livestock industry. Our partner, the Philippines Poultry Show, already had established a solid base in the poultry sector over the past 10 years, and ILDEX will be adding more elements including swine, dairy, aquaculture etc. to this platform. We look forward to a successful partnership with the Philippines Poultry Show” added Mr. Kevin Zhao Bo, Project Manager of ILDEX Vietnam & Philippines, VNU Asia Pacific.

DeltaMan co-locates the Philippines Poultry Show alongside ILDEX Philippines

Over the years, the Philippines Poultry Show has not only grown bigger in size, but also improved in terms of features and exhibits. So much so that it has become a much-awaited event for poultry industry stockholders, exhibitors and the general public. Together with the new partner VNU Asia Pacific, DeltaMan aims at a world-class trade show & exhibition in 2023.

The Philippines Poultry show, in co-location with the 1st edition of ILDEX Philippines, will be held from 7-9 June 2023 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Philippines, organized by DeltaMan and VNU Asia Pacific.

For more information and exhibiting rates, please contact Mr. Kevin Zhao, Project Manager of ILDEX Philippines at and Mylene Magpantay, Project manager, the Philippines Poultry Show at



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Welcoming a senior expert from the event industry onboard, Royal Jaarbeurs | VNU Group is excited to announce new leadership with a vision of boosting the VIV worldwide portfolio

Birgit Horn (49) has been appointed as the new Managing Director of VIV worldwide. Based in the head office in Utrecht, Mrs. Horn will officially start on August 1, 2022. She will contribute to enlarge the VIV worldwide network on all measures with regards to exhibitors, visitors and partner development and also further strengthen the worldwide reach of the VIV show portfolio.

Horn has a vast experience of 25 years working in the exhibition industry. She has worked in different leadership positions with Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, a key player in the sector. As Director, Horn was recently responsible for two world leading trade shows with global reach counting a base of around 3.200 exhibitors. In her tenure she has developed new trade fair and conference formats, expending industry segments in Germany, India as well as in Turkey.

As the new Managing Director of VIV worldwide, Brigit Horn will succeed Heiko M. Stutzinger, who recently became COO of Royal Jaarbeurs | VNU Group. “We are thrilled to have Birgit on board. Her focus on industry developments by building strong connections through clear customer-driven event concepts will help VIV worldwide to continue its legacy in the sector.” affirms Heiko M. Stutzinger, COO Jaarbeurs.

Sharing the sentiment, Horn adds, “I am very excited to join the VNU Group and looking forward to inspiring the whole team in reaching for the best possible services to supply top-quality events. At the same time, I am ready and keen to dive into the world of AgriFood and animal protein production, meet our existing partners and expand the VIV worldwide network in the Feed to Food industry.”

In her new role, Horn will be responsible for the entire VIV worldwide portfolio, which is spread across the globe – Asia, Europe, and the MEA region, and consists of VIV trade exhibitions, VIV Connect and the VIV trade forums. She will report to the Group COO Heiko M. Stutzinger.

To stay tuned for the latest news and developments, please follow VIV worldwide and VNU Europe on LinkedIn.

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Press contact | Ms. Elena Geremia, Senior Marcom Manager at VIV worldwide,

About VIV worldwide | VIV worldwide is the business network linking professionals from Feed to Food, offering boundless opportunities to the animal protein supply chain players. VIV worldwide developed with dedication a network through 40 years of experience and interactions with the industry, making it the leading platform for some of the most promising markets of the world. Visit WWW.VIV.NET/EVENTS.

About VNU Group | VNU Group is a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai and Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. The Group is divided into three separate and distinct companies – VNU Europe, VNU Asia and VNU Asia Pacific – which closely cooperate across borders. For its international exhibition and conference business, Jaarbeurs has formed strategic Joint Ventures with influential partners in China and South East Asia.