With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, China has one of the world’s largest food and beverage markets. The health market has also seen growth in recent years due to rising income, an ageing population, and a rise in food safety consumers.
Chinese expenditure on health products has grown at an annual rate of 15-30% in the last 20 years, versus 13% in developed countries over the same period. It is also estimated that the Chinese healthcare industry will be worth more than 8 trillion RMB by 2020.
Health ingredients China is one of the leading health ingredients events in the country. Formally led by Food Ingredients Asia-China, the event has been serving the Chinese market for the last 18 years. The show has continuously developed and played a key role within the growing food, beverage, and health sectors in China and worldwide.
Hi China is held alongside a variety of other events including Healthplex & Nutraceutical China (HNC), NEX, and CPhI China. Combined, these events are China’s largest gathering of the food ingredients, health ingredients, finished health food products, natural extracts, and pharmaceutical ingredients, all under one roof.
As one of the largest events in China for health ingredients, Hi China will not only provide visitors and exhibitors with a meeting place to establish business relationships with regular and new partners, but also offer a range of on-site activities. The Nutraceutical Industry Development Conference will include an analysis of the latest health food registration and application policies in China, while Discovery Tours will provide special topic-driven routes around the show floor. In addition, the Buyer’s Sourcing Meeting will allow visitors to search for products online and meet suppliers onsite.
Last year’s post-show survey showed that 91% of visitors were satisfied with their experience at Hi China 2016 and that 94% planned to participate again in 2017. Currently, visitors can pre-register for the event and activate badges in advance to avoid the on-site queue. Registered visitors can get access to on-site activities and all the co-located shows, as well as gain free access to the VIP lounge, a gift, and a lunch coupon.