|Visitors at the 2016 VietFood, Beverage and Professional Packing Machines expo. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Hải|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The 21st annual VietFood, Beverage and Professional Packing Machines expo will be held in HCM City from August 9 to 12.
More than 500 companies from 20 countries and territories will set up 600 booths to showcase their products, technologies and services used in the food and beverages, machinery and equipment, packing and food preservation, and franchise sectors.
Local companies will account for half the total number with popular products like tea, coffee, other beverages, processed agricultural products, and fruits and dried fruits.
The exhibition will see for the first time participants from countries like the Czech Republic, UAE, Brazil, and France.
The expo will feature other events on its sidelines held in collaboration with the Vietnam Association of Retailers, HCM City Food and Foodstuff Association, Vietnam Beverage Association, Young Business Association, and the HCM City Business Association.
Conferences on food and beverage retailing in Việt Nam and global retailing trends will be held in collaboration with the HCM City Food Association and Vietnam Association of Retailers.
The event, to be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in District 7, is being organised by the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Food Standards Committee. —VNS