HA NOI — VietPo 2012's international exhibition and trade fair on commodities, handicrafts, agricultural products and processed food kicked off on Thursday in the capital.
"VietPo 2012 will provide firms with good opportunities to introduce new products, share business experience as well as promote business co-operation between enterprises," said Pham Van Sinh, one of the event's organisers.
VietPo 2012, jointly hosted by the Viet Nam Co-operative Alliance (VCA) and the Ha Noi Business Association (HBA), had the attendance of nearly 500 stalls.
Noticeably, a quarter of the stalls are run by enterprises from Asian countries such as Korea, China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Palestine and Cambodia. The remaining stalls will belong to local enterprises.
"We hope the fair can help us introduce our services and products in fashion, handicrafts and tourism," said a representative of Victoria Investment Trade and Tourism company. "This is a good opportunity for us to strengthen our partnership co-operation."
Additionally, the fair will showcase wooden furniture, electronics, information technology, packing and printing equipment, agricultural machinery and textiles and garments.
Conferences and seminars on trade promotion will also be held, as will training in import and export.
The expo, which is part of the National Trade Promotion Programme, ends on Sunday. — VNS