|A pavilion at Ildex Việt Nam 2016. Ildex Việt Nam 2018 will take place on March 14-16 next year in HCM City. — Photo baocongthuong.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The seventh international livestock, dairy, meat processing and aquaculture exposition will bring thousands of people to HCM City in March next year.
More than 8,000 trade visitors are expected to participate and interact with 250 international brands from 30 countries. The exposition, Ildex Việt Nam 2018, is organised by Minh Vi Exhibition and Advertisement Services Co Ltd (VEAS) in collaboration with VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co Ltd. It will take place on March 14-16.
The event is expected to see an increase in both visitors and exhibitors compared to those of 2016, when there were 7,000 visitors and 202 exhibitors.
The area for the exhibition also grows from 6,000sq.m at the previous event to 7,500sq.m this time.
The livestock and aquaculture industry is one of the primary economic sectors of the country. In the first half of 2017, it is estimated to contribute 0.43 percentage points to the growth rate of the entire economy, according to the Department of Livestock Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“Applying new technologies in breeding and aquaculture not only helps to develop the quality of products but also helps to reduce pollution and saving costs,” said Nguyễn Xuân Dương, deputy director of the department said on Wednesday in a conference to kick off the exhibition.
However, application of these technologies still has many limitations and the industry is currently inefficiently developing its potentials.”
“I also believe that through this exhibition, businesses and companies will have opportunities to compare our proficiency with our competitors as well as find new partners for collaboration,” he added. “Business could also get chances to become an import agent or distributor for many international partners,” he added.
Speaking at the conference, Nino Gruettke, managing director of VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co Ltd, said that Việt Nam’s rising population, income levels, changing cultural preferences and new trade agreements had opened the door to significant growth in the meat industry.
“The livestock market in Asia is growing rapidly and this trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future,” the director said. “The important countries in Asia which have the rapid economic growth rate that global investors keep an eye on are the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Việt Nam.”
He also noted that the global business trend now was how to integrate livestock and agribusiness together and drive business with IT, automation and Internet systems. “This is the important point that all businesses have to realise and find the solutions to increase the productivity and feed the world in the limited space,” he said. — VNS