Enhance your competitiveness / Spotlight on Indonesia
With a population of nearly 235 million, Indonesia represents 41% of the ASEAN population. This statistic alone is attracting huge investments in food and beverage catering to the needs of the predominantly Muslim population. By 2021, Indonesia is forecast to spend USD1.9 billion on halal food, and in general, convenience food and products made with healthier ingredients.

Indonesia, the third investment destination in Asia (after China and India), has garnered a positive rating in 2017, according to assessments by Moody’s, Standard and Poor, and Fitch Ratings. From January to June 2017, foreign direct investment for food reached USD1.2 billion. But while moving in the right direction, Indonesia’s food and beverage has yet to address lack of resources, increase product innovation, utilize recent processing technologies and automation, improve nutrition, and seriously undertake steps to reduce food and water waste. The Asia Food and Beverage Summit (AFB Summit) hosted by Ringier Trade Media Ltd in Jakarta, aims to seek and present solutions to this market, many of which are also felt by manufacturers in other ASEAN countries.

Event highlights
The event consists of a commercial exhibition as well as a conference with two tracks, the Food and Beverage Processing and Ingredients track and the Packaging track. The conference will be featuring approximately 33 authority industry speakers and will be attended by approximately 200 industry attendees. There will also business matchmaking and panel discussions for this year's event. 
Join 200 manufacturing professionals like yourself and learn how to improve your productivity, cut costs, share experiences, make new business contacts.

For more information, please contact Ms Zoey Kuo at jouyinkuo@ringier.com.hk / +886-4-23297318 ext. 28 or visit the website here.