Explore Issue 39 of APAC Outlook Magazine, the B2B magazine for the APAC region.

39 Corporate Stories

Event preview: Malaysian International Food and Beverage Fair

The 20th Malaysian International Food and Beverage (MIFB 2019) is the largest F&B focused trade event in Malaysia which offers an ideal business matching and networking platform for F&B industry players to showcase their products and services at an international level.The event is set to be held on June 26–28, 2019 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and open to trade visitors from 10.30am to 6pm. MIFB 2019 is expected to attract 600 participating exhibitors from 50 nations and 20,000 visitors from 70 countries. MIFB 2018 had a trade visitor turnout of 19,980 from 66 nations, which also comprised of some 250 international and local buyers who were invited and hosted. The MIFB Business Matching Platform generated 2,651 business connections with an estimated trade value of $300 million. Overall MIFB 2018 was a successful business networking event with 63% of current exhibitors expressing their interest to come back.Datuk Zulkefli Haji Sharif, the Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, commented: “For this year, I have noticed a bigger number of exhibitors have joined, especially from the region of China that something our country is looking forward in line with the agreement that we have with the Chinese government to enhance the relationship between the two countries. Furthermore, we have endorsement by Matrade, who encourage more Malaysian merchant trade, and established brands such as QSR Brands, which is also looking for an international market.”MIFB 2019 offers products and services ranging from natural and healthy produce, food technology, seafood and fishery, as well as halal food. 

By Editorial Team

China earmarks $435 million for solar projects subsidies in 2019

China's National Energy Administration has confirmed that it will be investing $435 million worth of subsidies into solar projects this year.Beijing will set an annual cap, for the first time, on solar subsidies in a bid to limit the amount of subsidised solar projects and to ease the backlog of payment which stands at 120 billion yuan ($17.3 billion).A draft document which appeared during a talk between the central authorities and solar industry stakeholders states that $108.62 million of the $435 million is to go into rooftop projects which will amount to 3.5W of the new capacity, with the rest of the money being assigned to solar stations.Beijing has been striving to boost competition in the solar industry by getting rid of low efficiency projects whilst in the middle of a plunge in equipment costs and surge in production capacity.The energy regulator had said that last month it will give priority to the construction of solar and wind projects which can operate without subsidies this year.At the end of 2018, China had installed solar power stations of 174 GW capacity and had generated around 177.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the entire year.

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What to expect from Leaders in Logistics: Post & Parcel APAC in Singapore

Leaders in Logistics: Post & Parcel APAC will bring together 200-plus global leaders from across post and logistics.Uniting integrators, commercial and postal operators, it will discuss the key challenges facing the logistics industry, offering key insights into the solutions that will overcome present and future challenges.With representation from 80-plus companies across more than 25 countries, this is the go-to event in the APAC region for any and all people looking to innovate their logistics offering.Take a look at the key reasons why you should be heading to Singapore this November:Gathering together national posts, as well as exciting regional operators, startups and last mile providers, this is the conference where you can discover the realities of the industry in the region and discover the unique challenges and opportunities in operations.With case study presentations from Royale International Group, UPS, Fetchr and GoGoVan covering last mile deliveries, technology and sustainability, this conference will offer proven examples of how you can overcome challenges in logistics.With insights from Singapore, China, India, Cambodia, the Philippines and more, you will unearth the secrets to successful operations and discover the factors that drive growth in very different national environments.Join DHL, Cambodia Post and China Post to learn how to build partnerships throughout the APAC region (and beyond) and discover how technologies can boost your international network to create smooth cross-border deliveries.What factors will impact global deliveries? What tools do you need to adapt for the future? SingPost, Canada Post, FedEx, Austria Post and YTO Express will share how they are innovating in operations and adapting for the skyrocketing growth of e-commerce. Gain the necessary insights to ensure your business is prepared for the challenges of the future.Understand the e-commerce

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