HCM Metropolis (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh Metropolis Worldwide Exhibition of Meals and Drinks 2023 (HCMC FOODEX 2023) is scheduled to happen in late June, about 4 months early, to assist enterprises amid the quite a few challenges they face.
This yr’s occasion, the second of its sort, might be held on the Saigon Exhibition and Conference Centre from June 28 to 30 by the Funding and Commerce Promotion Centre of HCM Metropolis (ITPC) and town’s Meals and Foodstuff Affiliation (FFA), heard a latest press briefing.
This main meals and beverage (F&B) commerce present will function practically 300 cubicles the place greater than 200 Vietnamese and international F&B exhibitors will show and promote their merchandise.
Gadgets to be on show embody uncooked and processed meals merchandise similar to agricultural merchandise, seafood, spices; equipment and gear for meals manufacturing, packaging and preservation, amongst others.
A spread of actions will happen to advertise the culinary tradition of Vietnam and different nations throughout the three-day truthful.
Seminars will even be held to debate new traits and applied sciences within the processed meals trade, alternatives and challenges to export to main markets, and the way forward for inexperienced, clear and sustainable meals. In the meantime, a convention will talk about methods to enhance the competitiveness of exporters of meals to China, a serious marketplace for Vietnam.
Guests will even have an opportunity to take part in B2B matchmaking periods aimed toward connecting F&B companies with potential commerce companions and traders.
ITPC Deputy Director Tran Phu Lu mentioned the HCMC FOODEX, first held in 2022, is ready to happen in October yearly, however amid declines in each home consumption and exports, the ITPC and FFA determined to advance this yr’s truthful to late June to offer well timed help to companies in in search of companions, increasing markets, and boosting exports.
Meals processing is all the time an essential sector with a lot improvement potential in Vietnam. In HCM Metropolis, it is without doubt one of the 4 key industries given precedence and contributes about 14 – 15% to the native industrial manufacturing worth. As Vietnam has signed a lot of free commerce agreements, F&B companies within the nation, notably in HCM Metropolis, have nice benefits to faucet into the home market and export to main markets on the earth, he went on.
Hit by home and world financial uncertainties, this trade has witnessed a pointy fall in exports. Based on the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Improvement, agro-forestry-fishery exports stood at 15.66 billion USD within the first 4 months of 2023, down 13.3% yr on yr. In HCM Metropolis, the turnover dropped 19.8% whereas the economic manufacturing index within the F&B sector additionally decreased 0.8%.
Echoing the view, FFA Vice Chairman Nguyen Dang Hien famous although meals is amongst important items, this trade has nonetheless suffered from destructive impacts of inflation and extended army conflicts in some areas world wide. In the meantime, regardless of many promotion programmes, the home buying energy stays weak.
Enterprises count on HCMC FOODEX 2023 will generate possibilities for them to attach with companions, introduce merchandise to home and worldwide markets, and entry cutting-edge know-how for manufacturing and enterprise actions, he added./.