Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 had to withstand difficult circumstances in Hong Kong to deliver on the expectations for the exhibition.
Attendance was inevitably impacted somewhat by the recent unrest in Hong Kong, but visitor numbers exceeded expectations, reaching 90 per cent of 2018 levels. More than 12,000 trade professionals from all over the world made the most of the opportunities to meet and do business with over 800 exhibitors from more than 40 countries at Asia Fruit Logistica, which took place on 4-6 September at AsiaWorld-Expo.
Exhibitor numbers remained strong, with some 810 exhibitors presenting a wide range of products and services from around the world, and from every step of the supply chain. The overwhelming majority of registered exhibitors (96 per cent) retained their presence at the show, with exhibition space even recording a small increase.
“After all our intense preparations and hard work, we are delighted to deliver another successful edition of Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong,” said commercial director of Asia Fruit Logistica, Wilfried Wollbold. “We are sincerely grateful to all our exhibitors and trade visitors for joining this year’s edition under difficult circumstances. We feel fortunate to be part of such a great and resilient industry.”
Quality has always defined the success of Asia Fruit Logistica, this year perhaps more than ever. A high percentage of exhibitors were pleasantly surprised by attendance levels, and remarked on the concentration of serious buyers and high-quality visitors at the event, providing first-rate opportunities to hold productive meetings and do business.
Asia Fruit Logistica will provide further exhibitor and visitor statements on its social media channels, namely Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Wechat; access via the website www.asiafruitlogistica.com.