VietFood Beverage – ProPack expo opens

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018 08:35

Customers visit booths at VietFood & Beverage – ProPack 2018. — VNA/VNS Photo Uyen Huong

The VietFood, Beverage and Professional Packing Machines (VietFood & Beverage – ProPack) international exhibition kicked off in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

The event is being held concurrently with an exhibition on food & beverage processing and packaging technology and equipment and the launch of an e-exchange on clean agricultural products and food.

Trinh Xuan Tuan, deputy general director of the Viet Nam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company (Vinexad), said various products are being displayed by some 250 businesses from 12 countries such as the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Romania, Spain and South Africa.

Up to 67 per cent of products on show are processed food, farm produce, food additives, beverage and packaged confectionery. Others include processing and packaging machines, packages, and bakery production equipment.

Tuan said this is the only exhibition for the food and beverage industry in Ha Noi where his firm is focused on promoting links between international brands with importers and distributors. It aims to connect Vietnamese export products with foreign buyers and help promote organic farm produce to the public.

Notably, Vietnamese firms not only showcase key products like milk, coffee, pepper and salangane nests but also introduce a variety of pharmaceutical materials, traditional spices and frozen seafood.

According to a report by market research firm Euromonitor, Viet Nam’s food and beverage industry is attracting foreign investors as the country holds numerous advantages like a stable political system, a young population, abundant raw materials, and a dynamic consumption market.

The exhibition is at the Ha Noi International Exhibition Centre, No 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, and will last through November 10. — VNS

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