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The 28th Vietnam International Trade Fair - VIETNAM EXPO 2018

VIETNAM EXPO 2018 – Attractive business opportunites for Vietnam and foreign enterprises.

Vietnam Expo 2018 with the theme “Enhancing Regional and Global Economic Links” serves as an effective bridge of trade promotion between Vietnam and foreign countries all over the world, in the concept of 2018 – the year of important Trade Agreements.

Vietnam International Trade Fair – Vietnam Expo hosted by Ministry of Industry and Trade, directed by Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency and organized annually by Vinexad Company over the last two decades, is recognized as the most effective trade event, bringing about a lot of economic values for organizations, enterprises and individuals in Vietnam and overseas. Vietnam Expo 2018 is held from 11th to 14th April at Hanoi International Exhibition Center (ICE) – 91 Tran Hung Dao St., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

One hightlight at VIETNAM EXPO 2018 is the participation of enterprises whose brands are awarded Vietnam Value – the symbol of prestige, quality and representative for Vietnam brands in domestic market as well as brand development in international market. In particular, there are Vietnam Electrical Equipment JSC – GELEX, Tran Phu Electrical Mechanical JSC, Binh Minh Plastics JSC, Duy Tan Plastics JSC, Tan A Dai Thanh Group, Hanoi Beer Trading JSC (Habeco), Danang Rubber JSC (DRC), Hanoi Trade Corporation, Hoa Tho Textile – Garment JSC, etc.

With a view to supporting both domestic and foreign enterprises to learn about business connecting tools; consult on investment policies and enhance design competence for companies and products, Vietnam Expo 2018 will be a useful destination meeting all of requirements above through pavilions:

   - Vietnam Industry Investment and Development Pavilion organized by Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency with impressive design, will display and introduce representative industrial parks of some provinces/cities of Vietnam, as well as direct onsite presentations and investment policy consultancy.

   - Pavilion Vietnam – Korea Product Development and Design Support is organized in the framework of Project Vietnam – Korea Design Sharing, in order to enhance design competence of Vietnam enterprises to raise product competitiveness, with the cooperation of Korea Institute of Design Promotion.

Among large International Pavilions, The Republic of Belarus is Honoured Country at VIETNAM EXPO 2018 with long-term friendship between the two countries. In 2017, Vietnam had signed Free Trade Agreement with Eurasian Economic Union, of which Belarus is one of the five members. This event has paved the way for new steps of the development in various sectors ranging from economy, commerce to investment among members. Attending Vietnam Expo with a large scale this year, the enterprises of the Republic of Belarus will contribute to the reinforcement and comprehensive development of the relations between two countries and promote the cooperation in terms of science and technology, defence, education, health, culture, sports and tourism. In 2016, Vietnam had exported seafood, furniture, textiles, footwear, rice, natural rubber, cashew nuts, peanuts, pepper, spices, tea, canned vegetables, pharmaceuticals, computers and so on to Belarus; and imported fertilizers, machinery, equipments, components and spares parts of cars, tractors, trucks, chemicals, etc.

VIETNAM EXPO: Statistics of 2017 and evaluations:

The 27th Vietnam Expo attracted 505 enterprises with 602 booths from 23 countries and territories. In particular, there were 5 national pavilions which belonged to Algeria, Cuba, South Korea, China and Vietnam; 8 Vietnam Value enterprises and 10 Trade Promotion Centers from provinces/cities.

Mr. Nguyen Huu Anh – Deputy General Director of  Phong Chau Group said “ Booth preparation along with general layout of the Fair is carefully planned. Especially, this year, a large number of guests and enterprises from new markets join in Vietnam Expo. From all of this, we hope that enterprises will have great opportunities to invest, cooperate and enlarge market share, in the coming of bilateral free trade agreements as well as TPP”.

Ms. Pham Bich Ngoc – Sales Manager of Kona Ltd., Co “Through this international fair, enterprises desire to access to overseas partners, this is also a big fair receiving much concern of domestic enterprises who will take the chance to meet their potential partners as well as introduce their new products to consumers”.

Mr. Jun Dae Joo – South Korea’s Ambassador in Vietnam “This is the 17th time we have participated Vietnam Expo. In 2015, South Korea attended the fair as the honoured country together with 81 enterprises operating the fields of food, beverage, consumers, cosmetics, medical equipments, etc. Organizing this Fair means many considerable opportunities for cooperation among enterprises of the two countries”.

Mr. Radomill Dolezal – Director of Trade Promotion Agency of The Republic of Czech “Attending the Fair Vietnam Expo creates the opportunity to introduce the Republic of Czech as a strong and reliable trade partner for innovative and high quality products. We bring to Vietnam Expo the best products of Czech, with a view to establishing new bilateral relationships here”.

Mr. Jan Proks – General Director of Electrical and Electronic Association of Czech and Moravian: “Coming to Vietnam this time, we see that your market is very appropriate for cooperation in electronic, information technology and electrical fields. In other words, we aim at the final customers of all industries. For trade companies, our partners are all who want to enter EU common market and we are willing to be a bridge.”

VIETNAM EXPO 2018: New age, new chances for enterprises:

2018 is considered as a pivotal year to the economy when Vietnam has taken actions to accelerate the strong integration with other countries in the region and the world by taking part in ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and many trade agreements have been signed such as FTA-EU, FTA-Korea, TPP, etc. At Vietnam Expo 2017, the enterprises in Vietnam have much opportunity to promote their products, seeing foreign buyers, in parallel with the expansion and reinforcement of the domestic market. At the same time, the participant countries will have the opportunity to access to a huge number of enterprises in Vietnam in order to explore the market, discuss, cooperate for investment, transfer the technology with an intention of promoting the growth of export and attracting foreign investment into Vietnam.

According to statistics of Vietnam Expo 2018 Organizer, the Fair will attract 493 exhibitors from 23 countries and territories, with exhibiting area of 565 booths covering all Hanoi International Exhibition Center (ICE). Currently, the Organizer have received visitor applications of foreign delegates from Korea, Uganda, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, etc.

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