The 10th edition of the Food & Hotel Vietnam, the country’s leading international food and hospitality trade exhibition attracts 466 exhibitors from 36 countries and territories, introducing a wide range of food and beverage products, along with equipment and services serving the food and hospitality industry.
Ms. Nguyen Thanh Binh, Deputy Director of the Hospitality Department under the Vietnam Tourism Administration said that, the event played an important role in promoting Vietnam tourism as a sustainable industry, helping enterprises improve theirs competing capability and quality.
BT Tee, General Manager of UBM VES – the event’s organiser, said participating exhibitors are facilitated to connect with Vietnamese suppliers and producers via a host of sideline activities. One of these is the Vietnam Hospitality Managing Director Forum – CEO Talks, titled “Riding the wellness wave”, which aims at discussing new investment trends.
Kieran Fitzgerald, a representative from the Ireland national pavilion, said this is the first time Irish companies attend the Vietnamese expo, adding that they have brought agricultural products such as pork, beef and dairy products. Meanwhile, Victoria state of Australia is introducing its specialties including meat, milk, honey and fruit.
In addition to the latest products and services in the food and hotel sectors, the expo also includes the 2019 Vietnam Culinary Challenge, a short-term barista training workshop, and a barista and coffee experience programme.
Accordig to experts, Vietnam’s strong economic growth, large population and rising incomes make the food and beverage sectors appealing to investors. With the tourism industry in robust health, the number of foreign visitors keeps rising, increasing demand for hospitality and food equipment and services, they said.
By Linh Bui