Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine belonged to Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City, does not only supply training mission for BS of animal science, Doctor of veterinary medicine, master and Ph.D. program in the field of animal science or veterinary medicine, but has also conducted the research work, transfer of science technology to related producers throughout the country.

Making of this direction and going together with ILDEX Vietnam for years, in this seminar, the teaching staff of the Faculty look forward to referring to the most issues from livestock production through the reports concerning the feed quality in general or in advanced topics such as the risk of mycotoxin and also those very practical issues related to real production in Vietnam as reporting on “evaluation of metabolisable energy of common feed ingredients for broiler duck” or a report about breeding selection could be needed to concern.

In another hand, some reports in this seminar will mention on very current issues about veterinary practice in Vietnam as the occurring of Balantidium coli, spreading fungal infection in poultry production as well as issues related to usage of antibiotics in livestock which had been interested in throughout the world as well as in Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen Tat Toan
Dean of the Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine

PRESS RELEASE: Grand Opening


AEC stimulate Vietnam livestock market’s growing demand and more investment through International Exhibition

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 23rd March 2016 – ILDEX Vietnam 2016, the 6th International Livestock and Dairy Meat Processing, and Aquaculture Exposition, Vietnam starts with strong attendance and business opportunities. Livestock experts and exhibitors confirmed that this is the best market place and international business platform for Vietnamese markets.

Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Population growth, changing dietary habits and rising income result in a dramatic increase in meat consumption in Vietnam. Apart of the government has set up long-term plans and has given full support on the improvement of production and export of agricultural and livestock products. Experts forecast that year 2016 is the important year for the international economics of Vietnam because of the benefit from ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) opened. ASEAN economies are estimated to see a 5.3% increase in their real income thanks to their participation in the AEC. The Economic experts stressed that proactive participation in the AEC will bring great opportunities for Vietnam including faster economic growth, better job generation and additional foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. For the aquaculture industry, and in the next three years, as China’s expanding population will demand nearly all of the world’s aquaculture production, Vietnamese fish farms will have an excellent opportunity as well.

ILDEX Vietnam ready to drive Vietnam Livestock industry in a part of stimulate more investment, more new business and continue to support existing players to grow up better compare to previous year and provide the platform for international expertise to meet with local expectation. It is the time to analysis your business to find the new challenge and meets your new clients and right buyers, open new opportunities and completely business matching all in this business platform during ILDEX Vietnam 2016.

Apart of the Opening Ceremony, Representative of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD), Ministry of Trade and Industry of Vietnam, VIP guests from the United States, France, South Korea and Netherlands gave the opening speeches and made the official opening together with management from VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific, organizer.

“In this year, visitors expects to be 80% from local and 20% from International with total estimation of 7,000 trade buyers. We have 205 top exhibitors and More than 30 companies paraded to join ILDEX Vietnam as their first time penetration in Vietnam market. The highlight of this year are 3 country pavilions of The United States, France and South Korea which bring some of new exhibitors from their countries to exhibit here. Strong support from MARD and Nong Lam University continuously. This is the good opportunities for livestock people to update about the new technologies with international experts in each pavilions. Apart of exhibition, the show consists of Feed additives, Equipment, Animal health & Genetic breeding, Processing sectors. An effectiveness platform to be connected with CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam). Key Buyers from CLMV also be invited by the organizer to ILDEX Vietnam 2016” said by Mr. Chinakit Viphavakit, Senior Project Manager of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific.

The 6th of ILDEX Vietnam ready for the another fantastic year and gearing up with lots of new campaigns to make the show even better one to include many interesting seminar program for all delegates such as VIV Master Class Interactive Program by VIV Asia in concept Today’s inspiration for tomorrow implementation, updates the knowledge on the fish’s disease and innovative technology on the improvement of the fish industry during Aquaculture Symposium by FAVA, A Comprehensive Approach to Immune Modulation in Poultry & Swine Nutrition by ICC, Farm & Veterinary sector, by Nong Lam University, Global Milling Conference by Perendale and How to develop Dairy in South East Asia forum by leading companies and related association in order to leverage Dairy Industry to be ready for becoming AEC. Over than 1,000 livestock professionals attended. The conference programs also provided an in-depth coverage of the current and future livestock industry, highlighting specific areas of growth as well as the latest technology developments.

Next, ILDEX Vietnam will occur from 14-16 March 2018 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), in Ho Chi Minh City.
To reserve a space and get the special rate, please contact

Media Contact
Mrs. Saengtip Techapatipandee, PR & Communication of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific
Tel+ 66 2 670 0900 ext. 122 Email:

Networking cocktail: Meeting Dutch and Vietnamese Poultry and Swine experts

Networking cocktail: Meeting Dutch and Vietnamese Poultry and Swine experts

The 20 Dutch Exhibiting experts welcome you to talk about the Vietnamese Poultry and Swine production opportunities.
Made possible by the Dutch Trade agricultural commissioner of Vietnam and Thailand Mr Arie Veldhuizen welcomes you to
enjoy drinks and snacks with Dutch experts:
This offers you an excellent personal occasion to meet new people and relations.

You are welcome from 17.00 – 19.00 hours on the exhibition booth space of Peja and De Heus:
Located booth numbers F6 and F4.

This area is located front area of the exhibition hall.

Do you want to meet one of the participating Dutch experts at ILDEX Vietnam?
Or just catch up with an existing business relation?

Register now! Subscribe your full name, email and your invitation referral on (Only on invitation only)
Dutch experts supporting your business!

Grand Opening Ceremony on 23rd March 2016

ILDEX Vietnam 2016
Grand Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 23rd, 2016
At Conference Room 2, 2nd Floor of SECC (9.00 – 10.00 hrs.)

 Please be a part of our honored guests and update livestock trend with VIP speakers
Let’s start the first step to open the international platform with us!!

Especially for media, please confirm by contact to

Opening Ceremony Agenda

09.15 – 09.30   Arrival of Guest and Media Representatives
09.30 – 09.35   Opening Speech by Organizers – Mr. Nino Gruettke, Managing Director of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific
09.35 – 09.40   Welcome Speech by Representative of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD)
09.40 – 09.45   Welcome Speech by Ministry of Trade and Industry of Vietnam
09.45 – 09.50   Welcome Speech by Representative of Business France
09.50 – 09.55   Welcome Speech by Mr. Gerald H. Smith, Senior Agricultural Attache of U.S. Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City
09.55 – 10.00   Welcome Speech by Mr. Simon Van der Burg, Consul General at Consulate General of the Netherlands Ho Chi Minh City
10.00 – 10.10   Photo sessions on stage
10.20                 Count down and Ribbon cutting, VIP Routing/ Show visit

Two conferences present specialists in milling, genetics and aqua

ILDEX Vietnam 2016 offers visitors an opportunity to hear and learn in detail the background to some exciting new technologies during the three-day exhibition.

Two half-day conferences will be held on March 25, 2016, one on Milling and Genetics and the other on Aquaculture. The Milling and genetic conference will present presentations which will look at the global feed industry and its role in meeting the needs of a modern industry followed by two presentations on pig genetic developments and pig farm management.

Mr. Roger Gilbert, with a background in global feed industry, and after serving 22 years as the secretary general of the International Feed Industry Federation and as publisher of the oldest milling magazine still in print – Milling and Grain – will present his views on livestock feeding and what the future holds for feed manufacturers in a world where feed is still not considered central to safe and affordable food production.

He will be followed by Mr. Chris Jackson the export manager for the British Pig Association who will trace the genetic development of the major breeds and how genetic improvement has assisted farmers in reducing their costs of production while improving meat quality. Mr. Jackson is the winner of the VIV Asia ‘Pig Personality of the Year Award 2014’ and is widely respected expert on pig genetics throughout Asia.

Mr. Roger Parfitt is the technical solutions chief for Famsun’s animal farm division and will be reviewing pig farming and management systems where modern equipment plays a vital role.

The Milling and Genetic Update Conference will begin at 10:00 in Meeting Room 3 on the third floor of the SECC in Saigon on Friday March 25, 2016. There is onsite registration of 1,200,000 Vietnamese Dong (US$52).

The second half-day conference is on aquaculture and is called ‘The Aquatic Review Conference 2016’. It will begin at 13:30 and finish at 15:30. Mr. Roger Gilbert will continue from his morning session and address aqua feed production, looking at the issues it faces in the 21st Century. He is also the publisher of International Aquafeed magazine.

Two other presentations will bring nutrition and processing to the attention of delegates. Quick Trieu Nguyen, the aquaculture coordinator of Olmx, a French company specialized in algae products for the industry and strongly represented in Vietnam, will look at ‘Sustainable solutions for optimizing aquatic diets’ This is a must-hear presentation as it is now common knowledge that the industry is actively moving away from fishmeal inclusion and this presentation will look at what’s involved in seeking alternatives.

The final speaker of the day is the globally-renowned Dr. Mian Riaz from Texas A&M University who will address the topic of ‘How to process quality feed using extrusion technology for aqua feeds.

Dr. Riaz is the Director of Food Protein R&D Center, Head of Extrusion Technology Program and graduate faculty in the Food Science and Technology Program at Texas A&M University, USA.
He has published five books, 20 chapters and more than 100 papers on extrusion and other related topics. Three of his books are in the area of extrusion, Extruders in Food Application, Extruders and Expanders in Pet Food, Aquatic and Livestock Feeds and Extrusion Problem Solved.

Dr. Riaz is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences and meetings and so far he has delivered more than 200 presentations in 52 countries. Every year he organizes four courses in the area of extrusion. He has been with the Texas A&M system for 18 years. He also has a teaching appointment in the Nutrition and Food Science Department.

The Aquatic Review Conference 2016 will begin at 13:30 in Meeting Room 3 on the third floor of the SECC in Saigon
On Friday March 25, 2016. There is onsite registration of 1,200,000 Vietnamese Dong (US$52).


José Antonio García Ruvalcaba

José Antonio García Ruvalcaba,  DVM, MSc

KUBUS, S.A. Technical Department

Work Experience:

  • Training School for Livestock Farming at Ministry of Education in México. Technical promotion to develop livestock farms in mountain comunities from México. 1981
  • Department of Animal Reproduction at National Institute of Research in Livestock and Agriculture (INIA) in Madrid, Spain. 1983-1984
  • Technical Department of Upjohn Laboratories Company in México.
  • Responsible of Technical Services and field trials with prostaglandins in swine. 1985-1986
  • Marketing and Sales Department of Upjohn Laboratories Company in Central México. 1986-1987
  • National Centre in Reproducion and Artificial Insemination for Pigs (CENARIPO), of the Regional Association of Pig Producers in Central México. Technical Department. Responsible of Technical Service. 1987-1988
  • KUBUS, S.A.: Technical and Sales Department

Biosecurity and Health Assurance at a Boar Station

José Antonio García Ruvalcaba,  DVM, MSc

KUBUS, S.A. Technical Department

Europolis, Las Rozas (Madrid). SPAIN


Preventing the introduction of disease agents into the farms is a continuous challenge for pork producers and veterinarians.

Is well known that the main route of disease entry to a farm is through introduction of genetic material. The replacement of live animals offers the greatest risk of disease transmission. Artificial insemination decrease this risk; however, biosecurity still is very important because bacteria and viruses can be spread from infected boars to females through semen.

Moreover, the presence of bacterial contamination in semen will decrease the fertilizing capacity of the spermatozoa.

Consequently, it is recommended  an efficient biosecurity protocol  in all the process of boar management, from replacement of new boars, housing and from production to delivery of semen to the farms.

In this paper we will go over the most important concepts of biosecurity for an insemination stud.

VIV Master Class

PRESS RELEASE: Special programs to boost up your professional knowledge at ILDEX Vietnam 2016


Bangkok/Ho Chi Minh – 4 March 2016 – ILDEX Vietnam 2016 which features hundreds of international and local players in livestock and aquaculture industry presents two special conferences operate by VIV Asia and FAVA. Good chance to learn and update your knowledge for your business.

The 6th ILDEX Vietnam is ready for another fantastic year and gearing up with new campaigns and interesting conferences to make the show even better by including VIV Interactive Master class in Vietnam by VIV Asia and Aquaculture Symposium develop by FAVA Association.

VIV Master Class taking place on 23 of March in the afternoon at Meeting Room 2 (3rd floor) of SECC in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. This is an interactive panel discussion based on questionable essays: Sharing profound knowledge on concrete cases of swine nutrition, health, efficiency, cost effective swine farming and processing.

Panel 1, the key essay is the Diet optimization and Health. A special VIV Essay driven discussion allowing will allow nutritionists and veterinarians to share specific nutrition matters information such as the effect of micro nutrients, the reduction diseases and anti-biotics. Well-known experts plan to share will share and discuss 9 essay challenges proven to have a substantial effect on your swine livestock. The experts who confirmed to join this session are De Heus and Biomin.

Panel 2, the key essay is Efficiency on swine farming and procession. Swine farm managers will have a very specialized panel of experts sharing their best essays of on how to improve their climate conditions at swine farms that will help strengthen strengths the swine immunity and health along with of SKOV, Big Dutchman and MPS. The farmers will receive the right and better tools for cost effective swine farming and also to reduce reduction farms caused diseases such as feet and mouth diseases.

The moderator of this class will be Mr. Roger Gilbert, the CEO of Parendale Publisher Limited which can understand Livestock situation and conclude all information intensity. Moreover the former president of the Dutch pig farmer association, Mr Wyno Zwanenburg prepared to share all Ins and Outs creating profitability for pig farmers before the class begin. We believe that it will also be easy to understand and to implement and see you in VIV Master Class.

Dr.Acharya Sailasuta, FAVA Secretary General said that“I am pleased to welcome all of you to the Aquatic Symposium with special invited speakers from Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. FAVA proud to host the seminar with the impact of tremendous growth of Aquatic industry in ASEAN. We realized that the knowledge on the fish’s disease and innovative technology on the improvement of the fish industry.

I look forward to the greater collaboration on the knowledge exchanges among the stakeholders in the aquatic industry as well as aquatic veterinarian. We address and contain our pursuit of a more enrich able in the livestock industry in our region in the future.”

Aquaculture Symposium taking place on 24 of March all day at Meeting Room 2 (3rd floor) of SECC in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam which focus on Infectious diseases of Tilapia & Strip catfish invite 4 Fisheries experts from Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand and the specialist in Tilapia from Vietnam to join the session.

The interesting topics are Franciscellosis, Streptococcosis, Columnaris disease in Tilapia and Strip catfish and Concurrent infection & Miscellaneous diseases, Antibiotic resistance in Aquaculture, Vaccine for Tilapia and Strip catfish and close session with Viral Nervous necrosis in Tilapia. This class is special for fish farmer to understand and study how to solve the infectious diseases of Tilapia and strip catfish in Vietnam. FAVA believe that this class will create the valuable knowledge for all delegate and the 120 seats are limited.

All conference program, please visit here

For more information of ILDEX Vietnam 2016, please visit

About ILDEX Vietnam 2016

ILDEX Vietnam 2016 will occur from 23-25 March 2016 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), in Ho Chi Minh City. It is organized by VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. and Minh Vi Exhibition and The event will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies. Trade visitors from many sectors of the industry, including poultry, cattle, dairy and aquaculture are all expected to attend.

As the 6th event of the ILDEX Exhibition, ILDEX Vietnam continues to move forward and keeps promoting the event with the objective of “Livestock Industry Growth, Customized Service.”

To obtain more information or schedule an interview with the spokesperson, please contact
Mrs.Saengtip Techapatipandee, at

Media Contact

Mrs.Panadda Atthakowit, Project & Communication Manager
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Mrs.Saengtip Techapatipandee, Senior PR Executives
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