Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Vietnam Furniture and Home Furnishing Fair will promote locally-made wooden furniture, home decor and handicraft products for the domestic market.
VIFA Home 2018, to be held in District 11’s Phú Thọ Stadium from November 16-19, will feature 600 booths displaying outdoor and indoor furniture, handicrafts and home decor, household appliances, garden decor, gifts and souvenirs.
Huỳnh Văn Hạnh, permanent deputy chairman of the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association (HAWA), said: “Unlike previous years when the fair just allowed enterprises that have factories in Việt Nam to take part, this year the fair is also open to woodworking firms from other countries.”
Many property firms will also join the fair, creating favourable conditions for woodworking firms to exchange information and explore business co-operation, he said.
Hạnh said exhibitions and trade fairs offered opportunities for exhibitors to promote their brands and products, expand market share, and enhance co-operation with potential business partners.
VIFA Home last year attracted more than 12,000 visitors, including wholesale buyers in the city and from other cities and provinces, leading to many direct sales at the fair.
Wooden furniture production for domestic consumption reached US$1.65 billion last year, he said.
Việt Nam has become a centre for producing quality wood furniture from legal timber sources for both domestic and export markets.
According to the fair’s organisers, Hawa and Hawa Corporation, enterprises that register early for the fair will receive special incentives. — VNS