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Sóc Trăng to host business trade link conference

Update: October, 04/2017 - 11:43
A corner of the Ngã Năm (Five-way Intersection) floating market in Sóc Trăng Province. Sóc Trăng will host the “2017 Trade Links Conference VACOD - Sóc Trăng” on October 14 and 15. - Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Representatives of businesses from across Việt Nam will gather at the “2017 Trade Links Conference VACOD - Sóc Trăng” in the southern province of Sóc Trăng on October 14 and 15.

The two-day event, themed “Promoting corporate strength in the regional linkage”, is organised by the Việt Nam Association for Consumer Development (VACOD) in collaboration with Sóc Trăng Provincial People’s Committee at the Sóc Trăng Cultural Centre, to celebrate the 13th anniversary of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Day, which falls on October 13.

The event is expected to welcome more than 300 delegates representing ministries, organisations and business associations from 11 provinces and cities, and businessmen from the north, central and south regions.

The event will include a business experience exchange themed “Connecting to succeed”, discussions between firms on solutions to promote the strength of enterprises in the Mekong Delta and discussions on trade exchange between local and foreign businesses.

On the sidelines of the conference, there will also be exhibitions of commodities and specialities and services of Sóc Trăng and other neighbouring provinces and cities, introducing their development potential, tourist sites and historical relics.

Lê Thành Thanh, deputy director of Sóc Trăng’s Department of Industry and Trade, said the event is expected to have 16 booths, four of which will be managed by Sóc Trăng Province and 12 others by other provinces and cities.

Sóc Trăng’s booths will showcase provincial cuisine like bánh pía, a Vietnamese cake filled with durian, shredded lard, salted egg yolk, sweetened bean paste and coconut, Thanh said.

The conference is set to be an opportunity for businessmen in the three regions to exchange experiences, seek partners, and establish regional links across the country, he added.

The event is taking place in Sóc Trăng province for the first time, providing opportunities for the province to call for investment and learn the needs and desires of enterprises that invest in the province, Thanh said.

Chairman of Sóc Trăng Provincial People’s Committee Trần Văn Chuyên said that the province is urgently preparing for the event, aiming to showcase commodities to introduce its strengths, he said. — VNS

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