Indonesia’s food industry surging ahead as FI Asia prepares for Jakarta show

By Gary Scattergood

- Last updated on GMT

FI Asia features an innovation zone and conference, alongside the main exhbition.
FI Asia features an innovation zone and conference, alongside the main exhbition.

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Indonesia’s growing food and drink sector makes Jakarta the ideal location for 2017’s FI Asia exhibition and conference later this months, show organisers claim, with the industry seemingly shielded from the broader economic slowdown.

Turnover in Indonesia's food and beverage industry stands at about US$87.6bn in 2015, up 17.6% year-on-year, according to the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association, Gapmmi.

Meanwhile Indonesia’s food manufacturing sector is still attracting foreign investors, with an investment value of US$11.9bn in 2015, based on data from the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM). International investment accounted for 60% of all manufacturing commitments in Indonesia last year.

FI Asia returns to Jakarta from September 21 to 23. Last year it was held in Bangkok.

Olav Masseling, brand director for EMEA at show organiser UBM said: “This year’s edition of Fi Asia comes at a time when the Indonesian food and beverage market is one of the fastest growing in the world, which makes it a very exciting time for suppliers and buyers to attend the 2016 Jakarta-based event. With 25% annual growth in exhibitor numbers over the past four years, Fi Asia is the perfect place for large and small businesses to increase their networks in the ASEAN region and drive their business - now more than ever.”

Over 15,000 visitors are expected at the show, alongside an expected 650 exhibitors from 40 countries.

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