Customers visit a booth at the Hanoi Gift Show last year. The show this year from October 17-20 will include 650 booths featuring handicraft products. — Photo tapchicongthuong.vn
HÀ NỘI — The eighth edition of the Hanoi Gift Show 2019 to be held from October 17-20 will include about 650 booths featuring handicraft products from traditional handicraft businesses from Hà Nội and around the country.
The show, which offers export opportunities and the chance for handicraft businesses to develop in a sustainable manner, is expected to welcome 10,000 visitors as well as hundreds of importers from many countries and territories.
A Match and Meet programme to support business connections will be held during the event, along with a workshop on market trends in the handicraft industry, Vương Đình Thanh, deputy director of the Hà Nội Industrial Promotion and Development Consultancy Centre, said.
This year’s programme is expected to attract 1,000 importers and businesses operating in the handicraft industry, he added.
Nguyễn Thanh Hải, deputy director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, said the show, apart from selling handicraft products from export firms and traditional craft villages, will also offer new product designs and unique products with high economic, technical and artistic value.
During the event, volunteer students who have insights about the handicraft industry will help local businesses connect with foreign customers. — VNS