Vietnamese firms to join Gulfood Expo in Dubai

Vietnamese firms, Gulfood Exhibition 2020, world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show
The Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood Expo 2019 attracted a large number of visitors. — Photo congthuong.vn

Up to 20 Vietnamese firms will participate in the Gulfood Exhibition 2020 – the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade show, slated to be held at the World Trade Centre in Dubai from February 16-20.

The Vietnamese pavilion at the expo will showcase foodstuff, farm produce, seafood and forestry products, processed fruits and vegetables, beverage and spices, according to the agricultural promotion centre under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The centre described the event as a good opportunity for Vietnamese firms to seek new customers and expand their market shares in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia.

This is the 25th year the trade show will be held, with more than 5,000 exhibitors from 200 countries worldwide. It is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors.

At the previous edition, Vietnamese enterprises signed contracts worth approximately US$20 million, including some $7 million worth of seafood products and $4 million worth of spices, the online newspaper nhandan.vn cited the centre’s director Dao Van Ho as saying.

The Vietnam country pavilion covered 130sq.m with 20 leading Vietnamese food and beverage enterprises, including Vinamilk, Hapro and Dong Giao. — VNS

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