|At the press briefing to introduce the Vietnam Foodexpo in HCM City on November 1. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — Some 450 companies have registered to participate in the 2019 Việt Nam International Food Industry Exhibition to be held in HCM City from November 13 to 16.
On display at Vietnam Foodexpo will be fresh, dried, canned and frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen, canned and processed seafood, beverages, food materials, processed foods, and food processing technology and equipment.
The exhibitors will be from Việt Nam and 23 other countries and territories such as Germany, Italy, Turkey, Japan, and Singapore, and display their products at 600 booths.
Local firms will include leading brands such as Hapro, Satra, Tigifood, Ladofoods, Vissan, Quảng Ninh Seafoods Co, Ltd, PAN Group, Lương Quới Coconut Co, Nha Trang Bird’s Nest Co, Ltd, and Beinco, besides a number of first-timers.
This year Germany’s Thuringia State has been selected as the Country of Honour.
Nguyễn Thị Thanh Tâm, director of IEC Hà Nội Company and a representative of the Thuringia Economic Development Office in Việt Nam, said firms from Thuringia would seek to showcase an overall picture of the state’s food industry, from meat, sausage processing and potato-based products to vegetarian and functional foods and food processing machines.
The Vietnam International Food Technologies Exhibition (Foodtech 2019) will coincide with the expo.
It will feature 100 booths exhibiting advanced technologies and machinery for the food processing industry and a number of events such as an international conference on the Việt Nam food industry, a seminar on attracting investment into the food processing industry, the first Best Coffee Concept Maker competition, and a business matching event.
Speaking at a press briefing in HCM City on November 1, Nguyễn Thị Thu Thuỷ, deputy director of the Việt Nam Trade Promotion Agency’s Export Promotion Centre, the event organiser, said, “Vietnam Foodexpo has become the only exhibition in Việt Nam that brings together a diverse range of agricultural and food products whose quality meet the requirements of most fastidious markets in the world.”
Thủy said the expo would help promote the image of the country’s food industry and spur technological innovation for improving labour productivity, quality and safety in production and processing and trading of agricultural products, foodstuffs and beverages.
Lê Hoàng Tài, deputy director of the Việt Nam Trade Promotion Agency, said the country’s agricultural and food sectors had developed strongly in recent years, making it a major supplier of many products in the global market.
The annual event, which debuted in 2015, would be a good platform for local and foreign companies to introduce their products, exchange information and explore business opportunities, he said.
To be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, the expos are expected to welcome over 20,000 visitors. — VNS