HCM City set to host international retail tech, franchise expo

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019 09:40

The 2019 Viet Nam International Retail Tech and Franchise Show will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre from October 31 to November 2. — Photo courtesy of the organisers

Following its success in previous years, the Viet Nam International Retail Tech and Franchise Show will see its 11th edition organised in HCM City this week.

The expo (VIETRF) will bring together 180 franchising brands and 100 store technology companies from many countries and territories such as South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, mainland China, Indonesia and the Philippines.

At the only exhibition in Viet Nam in the franchising and retail sectors, owners can find solutions for their own stores and also suitable franchise brands of all sizes.

It will showcase products, services and concepts involved such as retail tech-equipment like POS, barcode system, gate entry solution, sales order processing, radio-frequency identification system, smart card technology, retail software application, self-service system, robotic kiosk, and security system and retail store furnishing like display racks, cooling and heating cabinets, carts, packing machines, and others.

Retail services and internet retailing solutions will also be on display.

Many franchise brands in various fields such as food and beverages, beauty and healthcare, fashion, retail and wholesale, education, training and consultation services, retail start-ups, and other specialised retail models like automotive and motorcycle repair shops and laundry stores will also participate and look for potential franchisees.

The top exhibitors will include South Korea’s GS25, which will unveil its franchise concept in Viet Nam at the event, Trung Nguyen with its flexible coffee franchise concept E-Coffee, Samsung with its smart display solutions, and TORO with its smart vending machine and Toro wallet.

Many seminars and conferences will be held during the show, with speakers being experts in retail and franchising.

Entry is free for visitors, with each member of pre-registering groups of seven people or more getting a book by Nguyen Phi Van, the 2017 and 2018 winner of the 100 Top Great Retail Minds award at the World Retail Congress and the 2019 ASEAN Outstanding Business award winner.

Organised by Coex Vietnam, Retail and Franchise Asia, and Vinexad, the exhibition will be held at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre from October 31 to November 2. — VNS

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