International industry expo opens in City

Update: March, 08/2007 - 00:00

International industry expo opens in City


HCM CITY — An international exposition aiming to develop economic integration strategies for several key Vietnamese industries opened in HCM City yesterday.

Around 250 companies from over 20 countries and territories are set to attend the event’s two exhibitions focusing on the processing and packaging industries and the plastic and rubber industries respectively.

Over 140 companies, including big names like Fuji, Ishida, Global Engineering Alliance (GEA) and Hitachi, will promote their products and services at the Propak Vietnam and Plastic and Rubber Exhibition.

The gathering will focus on hi-tech processing and packaging solutions for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industries. More than 100 exhibitors, including Arburg, Krauss Maffei, Engel and Nissei ASB, will participate in the Viet Nam Plastic and Rubber Exhibition.

On Propak’s first day, Deputy Minister of Fisheries Luong Le Phuong presided hosted a seminar on processing and storing aqua-products and development strategies for agriculture and forestry in line with Viet Nam’s World Trade Organisation membership.

Today, a Propak meeting on food development will discuss Southeast Asian food regulations in relation to Viet Nam and the region’s continued integration into the global economy.

Tomorow, exhibition organisers VCCI Exhibition Service and Bangkok Exhibition Services Co. will hold a seminar on processing and packaging industry development in the UK to update Vietnamese businesses with latest technological information. The event will run until Saturday at the HCM City International Exhibition and Convention Centre, 446 Hoang Van Thu Street Tan Binh District. — VNS