DAY ONE · WEDNESDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2022
THE ASIA MARKET IS CHANGING
DAY TWO · THURSDAY 3 NOVEMBER 2022
TRACKING THE TRADE IN ASIA
DAY THREE · FRIDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2022
THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY
11:00–12:00

Welcome to Asiafruit Congress & Asiafruit Business Forum

Market diversification: where next for Asia?

Global fresh produce suppliers are diversifying their presence in Asia. So which new market opportunities are the most exciting?

James Gordon, T&G Global

Karthik Jayaraman, WayCool Foods

14:00-15:00

Retail & Consumers

The pandemic has reshaped consumer behaviour in Asia and accelerated digitalisation. Leading retailers and marketers discuss the key market shifts and explain how they’re adapting and growing.

The Big Interview (Part 1): The future of food retail in Asia

One of Asia's top retailers tells us how it is rethinking its relationships with customers and evolving its offer in a world of borderless retail and digital tech.

The Big Interview (Part 2): Make more of health messages

Consumers are even more interested in health and nutrition after the pandemic. How can you grow your sales and market share in Asia?

11:00-12:00

New trends in Asia's tropical fruit business

Asia’s tropical fruit trade is booming thanks to strong demand from China and other key markets. Thailand is still South-East Asia’s powerhouse exporter. But competition is growing from new and established suppliers. What are the latest trends?

14:00-14:30

Presentation of ASIA FRUIT AWARDS 2022

Meet the winners of Asia's premier annual awards for the fresh produce business. Presented by Asia Fruit Logistica and Asiafruit Magazine.

14:30-15:30

Asia's global supply base is changing

Top global fresh produce suppliers to Asia tell us how the Covid pandemic and other major factors are reshaping business. And they talk about the future opportunities and challenges.

AJ Griesel, South African Table Grape Industry (SATI)

Elliot Jones, Costa Group

10:30-11:30

Investment: plan for future growth

Times are tough, but the fresh produce business is attracting new investment. Why? And what makes a company a good target for investors?

The Big Interview (Part 1): Attracting fresh investment

David Krause, Frutura

Case study: investment opportunities in Vietnam's fresh produce sector

Siebe van Wijk, Fresh Studio

13:30-14:30

Sustainability in focus

Every fresh produce business in Asia needs to think about sustainability. We look at some key advances, from new climate-resilient varieties to CSR initiatives.

The Big Interview (Part 1)

Barbara Guerpillon, Dole Sunshine Company

The Big Interview (Part 2)