Show Bulletin #9

Ichitan joins industry leaders at Bevtec

Momentum gathers for Bevtec Asia 2015 as pre-registration attracts major players from throughout Asia, so far 22 countries confirmed, welcoming a wide scope of regional soft-drink producers and the major local breweries to include Boonrawd and ThaiBev. The highest number of overseas visitor registrations for the event are from Malaysia, followed by the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Japan.


With over 800 million drinks produced each year Ichitan is one of the region's largest soft-drink manufacturers supplying both local and export markets with brands to include Green Tea, Yen Yen and Ichitan Dragon. This year the Ichitan Group will not only be a major highlight visitor group to Bevtec Asia 2015 but will also join as an exhibitor as part of their export drive and product supply and services to the drink producers in Asia.


Visit Ichitan at Bevtec Asia on stand C12 to find out more. 


Vietnam extend support to Bevtec Asia

As part of the Bevtec Asian Roadshow the AES team visit the major manufacturers in Vietnam with a highlight stop at the head offices of the 'Vietnam Beer, Alcohol, Beverage Association', or VBA, in Hanoi.


Welcomed by the senior executives of the Association, AES were extended the support of the VBA for Bevtec Asia 2015. VBA boasts over 100 drink manufacturers and product suppliers in Vietnam to include breweries, distilleries, soft-drink and other RTD manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and their related companies. VBA, AES and MDA are planning a VIP delegation from Vietnam with many of their members and senior committee to attend both the exhibition, the conference and the ASEAN Beverage Forum.


Vietnam is currently ranked as the number 1 for beer consumption in Southeast Asia with a total of 2.6 billion litres reported Euromonitor, compared to joint second place Thailand and the Philippines with a consumption of 1.8 billion litres per year.

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Industry leaders forecast huge AEC opportunities 


Many players in the beverage industry are forecasting expansion and are preparing to expand their market into the new areas of AEC, according to Worapanya Suthanupaphwut, Director of Food & Dairy Business Unit at Patkol Plc.


The lack of cold chain systems to include logistics, handling knowledge and a shortage of power in many areas of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam provides a high demand for new technologies, products and expertise, especially in view of the rapid economic growth, increasing populations and expanse of the supporting utility and infrastructure developments in each country.


The ASEAN Economic Community, or AEC, will create a free-trade market of around 610 million in 2015, making it one of the most important trading markets in the world. Most importantly, the ASEAN region is the world's fastest expanding RTD consumer market, with Bevtec Asia being the region's only dedicated international drink manufacturing exhibition and conference.


Win 2 nights at the Kirimaya 

Nominate your colleagues for a free invitation to Bevtec Asia 2015 and for your chance to win a Vineyard tour and 2 nights at the Kirimaya hotel in Khao Yai.


Simply send your 10 nominations to with their name, company & email. Additional prizes for pre-registered visitors and nominations include sets of 2 Bevtec Asia Conference Delegate tickets valued at US$300 and VIP upgrades to the event.


To register directly go to, or for more information visit For conference registration sign up at Bevtec Asia Conference.


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Bevtec Asia 2015

6th - 8th May 2015 | BITEC | Bangkok | Thailand

Asia's Biennial International Drink Manufacturing

Exhibition & Conference