VN produce to show off at Thai expo

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 08:08

Vietnamese organic rice on display at the ASEAN-India Expo in Bangkok last year. Thirty Vietnamese food and beverage firms will introduce their products at ThaiFex, to be held in Thailand from May 29 to June 2. — VNS Photo

Thirty leading Vietnamese food and beverage companies will showcase their organic produce and other foods that meet global standards, as well as geographical indication-protected products at an expo to be held in Bangkok from May 29 to June 2.

This will be the first time the Vietnamese High Quality Products Business Association is sending businesses to ThaiFex – an International Trade Exhibition for Food and Beverages, Food Technology and Retail and Franchise in Asia, said Vu Kim Hanh, chairwoman of the association.

The participating companies will include Vinamit JSC; Ben Tre Import-Export JSC; Trung Nguyen Group; VinEco Agricultural Investment, Development and Productions LLC; Lai Phu JSC; Thuan Thien Thanh Food Investment and Development JSC; Co May Co Ltd; Bibica JSC; and Petrolimex Import-Export JSC.

The Vietnamese pavilion will have an “organic and natural village” to showcase organic products such as desiccated fruits, rice, processed coconut and milk, alongside products with geographical indication like Phu Quoc fish sauce, Binh Thuan dragon fruit, Binh Phuoc cashew nuts, Ben Tre’s Xiem coconuts and grapefruits, and natural products like Dong Thap lotus.

A cookery show by food artisan Bui Thi Suong and the Viet Nam Culinary Conservation, Research and Development Centre will be held on the first three days of the exhibition, to introduce Viet Nam’s unique dishes to visitors, Hanh said.

The Vietnamese delegation will organise business matching programmes between Vietnamese and ASEAN firms, and there will be an international seminar with Vietnamese and foreign speakers discussing the potential of the ASEAN market and sharing their experience in developing and commercialising products with geographical indication.

Hanh said businesses could promote their products and technologies, seek business partners and get updated on global consumer tastes and market trends in the food and beverages sector.

Jointly organised by Koelnmesse Pte Ltd, Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion and the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thaifex is expected to draw the attendance of more than 2,500 exhibitors from over 40 countries and territories. — VNS

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