Italian firms to visit VN’s top food expo

Update: June, 09/2017 - 16:00
Vietnamese cuisine will be introduced to visitors at the Vietnam Food Expo in HCM City. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

ROME — Vietnam Food Expo 2017, the largest show of the country’s food industry, was introduced to businesses and entrepreneurs in Rome on Thursday.

The event was organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy and Lazio region’s trade promotion agency Lazio Innova at the agency headquarters in Rome.

Speaking at the event, Bùi Vương Anh, trade counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy, said the fair, slated to run in HCM City from November 15 to 18, was a national-level trade promotion activity that specialised in the agro-fishery and food processing sectors.

Ilaria Turatti, head of Turatti Pacific Co Ltd, a food processing company that operates in Việt Nam, shared her experience of investing in the Southeast Asian country.

Businesses that attended the event expressed interest in the Vietnamese market, which they consider a gateway to the Asia-Pacific region.

Last year, Italy, as the Country of Honour at Vietnam Food Expo 2016, had 40 stalls that showcased local specialties and food processing machinery.

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Vương Anh said Vietnamese firms and their Italian counterparts from Lazio had been working together to develop distribution channels and products for wholesale markets.

An agreement on establishing twinning relations between Hà Nội and Lazio is expected to be signed this year, he added. — VNS