HÀ NỘI — Up to 200 domestic and foreign exhibitors are displaying their food products and advanced machinery at the Vietfood and Beverage - ProPack 2019 international exhibition, which is being held in Hà Nội until Saturday.
The event, which opened on Wednesday, is organised by the Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company (VINEXAD).
With a total exhibition area of 4,500 sq.m, the expo gathers 250 booths of businesses from countries and territories such as Taiwan, Denmark, Korea, Thailand, China, Australia and Việt Nam, said Trịnh Xuân Tuấn, VINEXAD deputy general director.
This is also the first expo of its kind to be attended by firms from Greece, according to Tuấn.
Various products are being offered to visitors such as fruits and vegetables, aquatic products, farm produce, alcoholic drinks, juices, tea, food packaging and storage equipment, and hotel and restaurant equipment, among others.
Visitors at Vietfood and Beverage - ProPack 2019 international exhibition, held in Hà Nội from Wednesday to Saturday. — VNS Photo Linh Anh
The South Korean pavilion attracts a large number of visitors, showcasing ginseng, lingzhi mushroom, peach juice, rice cakes, dried persimmons and red ginseng.
The Taiwan pavilion exhibits sweet products such as candy, biscuits, cakes, snacks, jellies and jams, besides modern machinery and equipment.
Business matching events and a VIP buyer programme to help exhibitors meet potential buyers are also being held, Tuấn said.
Many Vietnamese food and beverage producers are at the event, namely Golden Farm, DH Food, Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nests, Yilin Việt Nam, Chính Sơn tea and Minh Tiến Coffee, in addition to other well-known brands in the packaging industry, such as Alpha Engineering, Hưng Dương Company and Technomarking.
“This is the third time we have participated in the exhibition. This is a prestigious event in the food industry of Việt Nam. Not only do we meet the new customers, we also connect with other partners from abroad,” Hoàng Anh, Marketing Manager of Hoàng Anh Flavoring and Food Ingredients Co Ltd told Việt Nam News.
Vũ Thị Lan Hương, business director of V&V Co Ltd, said the expo offered an opportunity for businesses to gain easier access to major retailers like Co.opmart, Big C and Aeon Mall. — VNS