Jakarta (VNS) – Businesses from Viet Nam have joined more than 1,000 companies from various countries at the 12th International Food and Beverage Exhibition and the 13th International Food, Pharmaceutical , Cosmetic Processing and Packaging Exhibition, which opened in Jakarta on November 21.
The four-day event is jointly organised by KristaMedia Exhibition Company and Indonesia's ministries of Trade, and Agriculture, Sea and Fisheries.
According to the organisation board, this year's event has seen a surge in the number of participating firms. The event allows businesses to introduce their products, share experiences and seek partners.
The focus of the event is to introduce more products to the Islamic community, and increase the use of new technologies and machines in product processing and packaging.
A series of conferences will also take place within the framework of the exhibitions.
Vu Kim Hanh, Director of Viet Nam's Business Studies and Assistance Centre and the head representative of Vietnamese firms at the exhibitions, said the event paves the way for high-quality Vietnamese products to enter the Indonesian market, with has a population of about 240 million.
The primary goals for Vietnamese firms are to study the market and find partners to increase their participation in following exhibitions.
The Trade Mission at the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia also introduced special agricultural and handicraft products at the exhibition. --VNS