Thailand eases third phase of lockdown from June 1, 2020

VNU Asia Pacific ready to restart ASEAN’s economy through its exhibition platforms

 2nd June 2020 – Bangkok: On June 1st, Thai Government announced the third phase easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures which also gives the green light to convention and exhibition centers. The Thai cabinet resolved to extend the enforcement of the emergency decree for one month, effective from June 1 until June 30, 2020 to ensure that the COVID-19 situation is under control and a potential second-wave infection can be prevented. However, the third phase is allowing more economic and social activities to operate under strict health and public safety rules and regulations. This includes the reopening of convention and exhibition centers for business with space usage not exceeding 20,000 sqm gross space. This marks a very good sign for the exhibition industry to start rebuilding the economy again after the crisis situation.

VNU Asia Pacific, announces readiness to organize exhibitions in order to stimulate the economy in a variety of industries, including the pet industry, the agricultural and horticultural technology industry, the science and biology laboratory technology as well as livestock business. Also, the company has made significant progress in the preparation of its large-scale shows that will happen in the first quarter of 2021.

Heiko M. Stutzinger, Managing Director of VNU Asia Pacific, comments: “During the lockdown period in Thailand and around the world, although many trade shows had to be postponed, the VNU teams in Thailand, China and the Netherlands have been working very focused on the development and preparation of the events that are going to take place in Q4 2020 as well as 2021. In addition, we are working on digital and online platforms in order to enhance our customer’s ROI. We believe that the 3rd phase of easement is a strong sign that our exhibitions both in Thailand and Vietnam at the end of this year will be organized.”

Major exhibitions of VNU Asia Pacific will take place from October onwards: Pet Fair Southeast Asia 2020 (the international trade show for the pet business), as well as AGRITECHNICA ASIA and Horti ASIA 2020 (Agricultural Machinery and Horticultural trade fairs) will simultaneously be organized 14-16 October 2020 at BITEC in Bangkok.

During October 28-30 2020, Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL and BIO Asia Pacific 2020 (the trade show for LAB equipment, Life Sciences and Biotechnology) will take place at BITEC.

ILDEX Vietnam 2020 (the trade exhibition for livestock and aquaculture business) will be held between 9-11 December 2020 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Moreover, VNU is gearing up for its mega exhibitions taking place in 2021: VIV Asia 2021 (Asia’s largest exhibition on  livestock from Feed to Food business), together with the new launch of  ‘Free From Food Asia 2021’ (the exhibition for free from, alternative and healthy food industry), will be held between 10-12 March 2021 at IMPACT.

All shows will run under strict preventative measures, supervised by the Thai Ministry of Public Health.

More information
For more details about the VNU Asia Pacific’s event calendar, please visit:

For more information or if interested in exhibiting with VNU, please call +662-111-6611 or e-mail:

Communications, please contact
Mrs. Saengtip Techapatiphandee,, Tel. +662-111-6611 Ext. 330



VNU Asia Pacific is part of the VNU Group, a globally operating exhibition company with offices in Utrecht, Shanghai and Bangkok, and consolidates the international exhibition business of Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs. In South East Asia, Jaarbeurs has formed a Joint Venture with TCC Assets, a leading corporate conglomerate in the fast-growing region. From its business hub in Bangkok, VNU Asia Pacific covers all key exhibition markets in South East Asia. The company’s constantly evolving show portfolio includes brands from the AgriTech, Animal Husbandry, Animal Companion, Food, Life Sciences and Biotechnology industries.

The Royal Dutch Jaarbeurs belongs to the top 20 exhibition organizers by revenue worldwide and operates a 100.000 square meter exhibition center in the city of Utrecht, in the Netherlands. VNU Asia Pacific’s Thai shareholder, TCC Assets, belongs to South East Asia’s most recognized corporations. The portfolio of TCC Assets includes real estate development, hospitality services, as well as engineering and lifestyle services. Within its corporate structure, the company operates the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), an ultramodern 280,000 square meters convention center in the heart of South East Asia’s MICE capital Bangkok.




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VIV MEA postponed to 2021

The international event VIV MEA which was planned in Abu Dhabi for August 31–2 September 2020 is postponed to 23–25 November 2021.

COVID-19 is disrupting the business around the world much longer than predicted. While there is uncertainty about the re-activation of international travel, there is also concern about the general health.

Postponing the event to November 2021 is the most responsible decision to take. The postponement allows the organizer to deliver – together with all parties involved – the mission to stage strong, high value-adding events for and with the industry.

In November 2021, the 3rd edition of VIV MEA will take place in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., again at the ADNEC facilities. This much awaited event will finally offer the opportunity to connect the Middle East and Africa markets with the top suppliers from the world, from Feed to Food.

Meanwhile, all industry professionals are invited to connect with the VIV worldwide network on VIV Online 24/7, WWW.VIV.NET.

The organizer looks forward to seeing you at VIV MEA 2021.

VIV MEA is the third hub within the VIV series of exhibitions. The event is truly an inter-regional platform. Strongly driven by business, VIV MEA boosts trade opportunities in dairy, fish, poultry & eggs, cattle, calves, goat, and camels related productions and has a proven track record of 2 editions. Visit

About VIV worldwide
VIV worldwide is the business network linking professionals from Feed to Food. The combination of VIV trade shows, VIV Online 24/7 and VIV trade forums shapes a unique platform that offers 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, becoming today the leading platform in and for some of the most promising markets of the world. Visit WWW.VIV.NET.

Press contacts
For more information:
Ms. Elena Geremia, (Manager branding & campaigns VIV worldwide)


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Good results for Jaarbeurs in 2019

Jaarbeurs looks back on a good 2019. In line with the trend of past years, Jaarbeurs has improved its results considerably. Close collaboration with customers, other important stakeholders and the efforts of its employees resulted in an increase in turnover of 13% to € 141 million (2018: € 124 million) and a net result of € 12.4 million (2018: € 7.6 million).

Tightened strategy
The “house in order” strategy launched in 2016 has ensured a solid financial position and good resilience. In 2019 Jaarbeurs also tightened its strategy for the coming years. In addition to the customer focus, the organization will focus more on (technological) innovation, data drive and sustainability.

The master plan ‘De Nieuwe Jaarbeurs ‘ (the New Jaarbeurs) was presented in December 2019.

Annual report 2019
The 2019 annual report can be found on

ILDEX Vietnam 2020 to be rescheduled