16:35 | 03/12/2015 Trade
Over 450 enterprises from 20 countries and territories worldwide are showcasing their products at the 13th Vietnam International Trade Fair (Vietnam Expo), which opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City on December 2.
Scene at the fair's opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)
On display at nearly 550 booths are industrial equipment, electronic products, kitchen appliances, bathroom accessories, wooden and rattan products and handicrafts, among others.
According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa, Vietnam Expo has affirmed its role in creating opportunities for both domestic and international enterprises to enhance cooperation and promote their products.
Meanwhile, President of the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Bucheon Chamber of Commerce and Industry Cho Chun-yong said that Vietnam Expo has served as a bridge to expedite trade collaboration between the two countries’ enterprises. He added that though the exhibition, the RoK businesses expect to enlarge markets and popularise their brands in Vietnam.
On the same day, the fourth Vietnam International Bicycle Exhibition (Vietnam Cycle 2015), the only event on the bicycle and spare part industry, also took place at the SECC, drawing 120 domestic and foreign companies. Fifty domestic and foreign bike brands including Thong Nhat, Viet Bamboo Bike, Fonix and Jet are being showcased at the event.
Within the framework of the exhibition, representatives from 10 Asian countries are expected to gather at a conference to discuss the status of the regional bicycle industry and orientations for its development as well as seek ways to boost links between enterprises in the sector.
The exhibition and fair chain will run until December 5./.