|A booth at the fair. — VNS Photo Thu Trà|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The 26th Việt Nam International Industrial Fair (VIIF 2017) kicked off in the capital city on Wednesday, with the participation of 250 domestic and foreign exhibitors.
The annual event, being held at the Hà Nội International Centre for Exhibition (ICE), will showcase advanced machines and technologies in manufacturing, agriculture, automation and engineering, as well as packing and printing, plastic and ceramics industries, in a total area of nearly 6,000sq.m.
This year, in addition to the usual exhibitors, VIIF 2017 will see many newcomers from countries and territories such as Italy, South Korea, mainland China and Taiwan.
At the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Huỳnh Vĩnh Ái, said when the Industrial Revolution 4.0 was taking place worldwide, Vietnamese entrepreneurs had to make greater efforts in enhancing their presence in the domestic market, while improving their production capacities to seek more export opportunities, especially in the current competitive business environment.
He added that industrial fairs serve as an effective tool to facilitate trade promotion activities and investment co-operation expansion.
Organised by the Việt Nam Exhibition Fair Centre Joint Stock Company, the exhibition will run until Friday. Several forums and business events will be held during the event.The previous exhibition attracted the participation of 200 local and international exhibitors and approximately 5,570 visitors. — VNS