Annual Thai trade fair opens in HCM City

Friday, May 10, 2019 08:23

Visitors at Top Thai Brands, the biggest Thai trade fair in Viet Nam, that opened yesterday in HCM City. — VNS Photo Thu Hang

More than 200 Thai firms are showcasing a wide range of branded products and services at Top Thai Brands, the biggest Thai trade fair in Viet Nam, which opened on Thursday in HCM City.

On display are apparel and fashion accessories, automobile and motorcycle parts, baby products, beauty and healthcare products, food and beverages, home appliances and household products, and airlines, tourism, education, and restaurant offerings.

Suparporn Sookmark, director of the Thai Trade Center in HCM City, said: “Top Thai Brands aims to strengthen our co-operative relations, promote trade and investment between the two countries, and create a business platform for Thai and Vietnamese enterprises to expand their networks and develop strategic partnerships.”

The center, run by the Thai Ministry of Commerce, organised the “Thailand Week” trade fair in HCM City for over 10 years.

In 2016 the annual event was renamed as “Top Thai Brands” to highlight quality Thai products and internationally recognised brands, Sookmark said.

Nguyen Van Nga, deputy director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Agency for Southern Affairs, said in the first two months of this year trade between the two countries increased by 13.7 per cent year-on-year to US$2.8 billion.

Thailand is Viet Nam’s largest trade partner in Southeast Asia and Viet Nam is Thailand’s second largest partner, she added.

The first two days of Top Thai Brands is exclusively for business networking between enterprises from the two countries.

The remaining two days are open to the public.

The event is being held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7. — VNS

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