Over 500 businesses attend food, beverage exhibition

09:02 | 11/08/2017 Trade

More than 500 businesses from 20 countries and territories are taking part in the 21st International Exhibition on Food & Processing & Packaging Technology in Ho Chi Minh City from August 9-12.

Visitors at the event - Source: VNA

The presence of new participating countries such as the Republic of Czech, Brazil, France and the United Arab Emirates is expected to draw more visitors.

Various kinds of products and new technologies in agro-forestry-fisheries, beverages, nutritious and medical food, food additives, and food preserving, packaging and manufacturing equipment are offered at the event.

Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Pham Thanh Kien said the annual exhibition aims to promote trade among domestic and foreign businesses and enable them to expand market and transfer technology to develop the food and beverage industry.

The food and beverage processing industry has great potential in Vietnam. Being a tropical agricultural country, Vietnam has abundant resources – a significant input for the processing industry.

The exhibition was first held in 1996. After 20 exhibitions witnessing significant and rapid changes in the market, from the initial purpose of serving consumers' basic needs, the food and beverage industry has become a sector with considerable market share accounting for 15 percent of the gross domestic product, and it will continue to grow.

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