Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition opens in Ho Chi Minh City

09:27 | 23/08/2018 Trade

The 2018 Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition (Vietfish) officially opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22.

At the opening ceremony

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Ngo Van Ich, said seafood is one of Vietnam’s key economic sectors, contributing about 4 pct of the country’s total export revenue.

In 2017, Vietnamese seafood enterprises tried to overcome many difficulties and challenges to realise the export target of US$8 billion, he said, adding that in the first six months of 2018, seafood exports reached US$4 billion, up 10.5 pct over the same period last year.

Vietfish 2018 is the largest exhibition since the event was launched 20 years ago. It will feature 374 stalls; an increase of 3.6 pct compared to last year, with firms from 14 countries and territories, 66 pct of which are Vietnamese.

There will be a wide range of products on display, including aquaculture and services, machinery, chemicals, additives and cold storage equipment.

A series of activities also took place on the sidelines of the exhibition, including a cooking show, launches of new products and an aquaculture seminar.

Theo NDO