The Asian Aroma Ingredients Congress (AAIC) & Expo was held at the Grand Hyatt Bali, Nusa Dua, and attended by 300 delegates and 60 exhibitors from Asian countries. Initiated by the Indonesian Essential Oil Council (Dewan Atsiri Indonesia) and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Industry Republic of Indonesia, this business event was officially opened by the Minister of Agriculture, H.E. Ir. H. Suswono, MMA. AAIC 2012 was also supported by foreign associations namely the Essential Oil Association of India (EOAI), Fragrance & Flavor Association of India (FAFAI), the Spice Council of Sri Lanka (SCSL) and China Essential Oils, Aroma and Spices Trade Association (CHINAEASA).