|A view of Vietstock last year. This year’s event is expected to attract 12,000 visitors this year. — Photo vietstock.org|
HÀ NỘI — As many as 350 businesses will take part in Vietstock 2018, the biggest livestock trade show in Việt Nam, in HCM City.
Speaking at the press conference, Nguyễn Xuân Dương, acting director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)’s Animal Husbandry department, said processing and market connectivity are the two weakest points in the domestic livestock industry. He aims to improve these areas through concentrated slaughter and processing.
“The livestock and seafood industries are on a path towards enhanced processing and market connectivity,” said Dương.
“When we have met the country’s demand, it is time for us to focus on potential export markets.”
He said this exhibition, that runs on October 17-19, is also an opportunity for animal husbandry businesses to seek partners in order to meet both domestic and export demands.
More than 350 leading companies from all over the world will showcase their new products and technologies. Twelve thousand visitors and trade delegates are expected to attend.
The international conference will offer seminars on environmental law, the latest industry innovations, market trends and other issues. Dialogue sessions between Việt Nam and China, South Korea and Brazil will also take place.
"It is not simply a regular exhibition; VIETSTOCK 2018 will connect farmers, households, cooperatives and businesses in Việt Nam, moving them towards sustainable and effective animal husbandry," said Dương.
VIETSTOCK 2018 Expo and Forum continues to include VIETFEED 2018, VIETMEAT 2018 and the Aquaculture Vietnam 2018 Conference, providing a one-stop venue to all who are involved in livestock, feed, meat and aquaculture.
It is jointly organised by MARD’s Animal Husbandry Department and UBM Asia. — VNS