Press Release 3
HO CHI MINH CITY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
From October 19th – 22nd, 2022
OPENING CEREMONY OF HO CHI MINH CITY INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF FOOD & BEVERAGES – HCMC FOODEX 2022
“MANY INTERESTING SURPRISES AND A SERIES OF UNIQUE PERFORMANCES OF CULINARY CULTURE ARE WAITING FOR VISITORS”
Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition of Food & Beverages – HCMC FOODEX 2022 is officially opened at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC on the morning of October 19th, 2022 and will take place during 4 days from October 19th to 22nd, 2022. The event is hosted by Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC), in collaboration with Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City (FFA) and C.I.S Vietnam Advertising & Exhibition JSC. The Organizing Board has completed very thorough preparation to welcome visitors to visit and work at the exhibition, promising to bring interesting surprises with numerous unique performances of culinary culture at the exhibition.
Attending the Opening Ceremony of the exhibition are Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong – Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Leader of Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC), Leaders of Department of Industry and Trade of the City and provinces, Leader of Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City (FFA), Leaders of the City’s departments, representatives of consulates, agencies, organizations, business associations, industry associations, representatives of domestic and international enterprises in the food and beverage industry. Especially, the exhibition is honored to welcome Miss Eco Vietnam 2022 – Nguyen Thanh Ha as the Communication Ambassador of HCMC FOODEX 2022.
Under the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic over the past 2 years, the City’s food and beverage industry has faced many difficulties and challenges. What enterprises need most at this time is supporting policies on exports, trade promotion activities, calling for investment resources from outside, and restoring the market to help enterprises recover and develop their production and business activities, towards the goal of sustainable development. Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition of Food and Beverages – HCMC FOODEX 2022 with the theme “Interconnection of Values and Development” has attracted more than 240 booths and nearly 300 enterprises to participate onsite and online in the exhibition space of about 5,000sqm. This year’s exhibition is honored to receive companionship and participation of Diamond Sponsors: Asia Bakery – Confectionery Joint Stock Company (ABC Bakery) and Lavifood Joint Stock Company, Gold Sponsor – Tan Quang Minh Manufacture & Trading Co., Ltd – BIDRICO, Silver Sponsor – NISO Corporation, and typical enterprises in the F&B industry, such as Cholimex, Vissan, Satra, Cofidec, Central Retail Vietnam, Tan Long Group, Nosa Food, Sagri Food, Angimex Kitoku, Agricultural Hi-tech Park of Ho Chi Minh City, Tan Nhat Huong, Hung Hau Agricultural Corp, Ngoc Linh Ginseng – Xo Dang, Tai Ky, etc. and enterprises from Germany, France, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, etc. At the exhibition, exhibitors will exhibit and introduce products belonging to the sectors of raw, semi-processed food and foodstuff products (agricultural products, foodstuff, aquatic products, etc.); ultra-processed food and foodstuff products; beverages; ingredients and spices used in food processing; machinery, equipment and technologies related to processing, packaging and preserving and relevant sectors.
Enterprises bring to the exhibition their own impressive spaces to attract visitors such as the ABC Bakery booth with unique experiences about Vietnamese “Banh Mi”; Runam booth with European coffee style in the elegant space; Lavifood with fresh colors of tropical fruits; Tan Nhat Huong with the space of delicious cakes; the quintessence of Ngoc Linh Ginseng is processed in Pho brought to the exhibition by Sam Ngoc Linh – K5 booth, etc. In addition, the exhibition is also highlighted by the cluster of booths for enterprises in the “Innovative start-ups zone” to support potential start-ups to have opportunities for promoting their new research and developed products and create new chances to capture and access the market, promote efficient and sustainable production and business development.
At the Opening Ceremony, according to Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee – Mr. Bui Xuan Cuong, Ho Chi Minh City Leader highly appreciates “Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition of Food & Beverages – HCMC FOODEX 2022”, which is a practical trade promotion activity to support businesses’ recovery so that they can resume their production, expand the markets, thus affirming the prestige of the City’s F&B industry quality and product brands to domestic and international customers. It is necessary to effectively promote “Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition of Food & Beverages 2022” in the direction of expanding and diversifying more groups of F&B products displayed in the exhibition, especially ultra-processed products with high added value; The exhibition is expected to be held annually and become a credible event brand for not only domestic but also international businesses, attracting not only enterprises of the City but also cooperatives, and joint participation of companies of provinces; giving support in introducing agricultural and aquatic products meeting standards, products grown by stardards of VietGAP, GlobalGAP and OCOP products; The exhibition must be seriously invested and bring practical results to enterprises as an effective communication channel for product promotion and seeking business partners to support the sustainable development of the City’s F&B industry in the future.
Mr. Tran Phu Lu – Deputy Director of the Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC) spoke at the Opening Ceremony, “HCMC FOODEX 2022 with the theme “Interconnection of values and development” is committed to making many breakthroughs in the organization, affirming the exhibition as a prestigious and typical international trade promotion event that is held annually in Ho Chi Minh City, an ideal destination for localities, enterprises in the F&B industry, and related companies to promote products and services to domestic and international consumers. Ho Chi Minh City International Exhibition of Food & Beverages 2022 is scheduled to be held from October 4th to October 7th, 2022.”
According to the speech of Ms. Ly Kim Chi – Chairwoman of Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City (FFA), HCMC FOODEX 2022 is a strategically important trade promotion event of the City, Food and Foodstuff Association of Ho Chi Minh City, and is an indispensable part of increased business cooperation activities, aiming at supporting Vietnamese F&B manufacturing enterprises to expand business matching activities, introduce Vietnamese-branded products to domestic, regional and international markets, access, learn and innovate machinery, state-of-the-art equipment and technologies in the production and business process; helping enterprises take the initiative in researching new products with quality, safety, and sufficient competitiveness in domestic and export markets. This is also a place where enterprises operating in all value chain segments of the domestic and international food and beverage industry can gather together to discuss, exchange ideas and establish professional relationships.
Mr. Kao Sieu Luc – General Director of Asia Bakery – Confectionery JSC. (ABC Bakery) and the Diamond Sponsor of the event evaluates HCMC FOODEX 2022 as an opportunity to promote the image of Vietnamese cuisine through “Banh Mi” and strengthen the position of domestic bakery brands in the context of many foreign bakery brands entering the Vietnamese market.
According to Mr. Manshah Muhammad – Representative of Qaisar Company Limited specializing in Himalayan salt: “This is the first year Pakistan has accompanied HCMC FOODEX 2022. Through this event, we hope that Pakistan enterprises will have the opportunity for networking, business cooperation, introducing the country and Pakistani culinary culture to Vietnamese partners.”
HCMC FOODEX 2022 is not only an event to welcome the participation of large enterprises and potential start-ups but also to raise the value of the culinary culture of Vietnam and international businesses. During 4 days of exhibition, a series of concurrent events will be held:
- Conferences, consulting programs, and discussions held within the framework of the exhibition:
Topic 1: “Why is Halal food the next growth sector?” with the participation of Speakers Mr. Fazil Irwan Som – Chief Executive Officer of Penang Halal International (PHI) and Ms. Nhu Nguyen – CEO and Co-founder of Salt Tech Solutions.
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 on October 19th, 2022
Topic 2: “Consulting on building a food brand” with the participation of Brand Consultant from APL: Ms. Nguyen Tu Quynh – Head of Strategic Planning Department – APL Vietnam Company Limited, Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC)
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 on October 19th, 2022
- Specialized conference: With the goal of recovery and development of the food and beverage industry in Vietnam as well as in Ho Chi Minh City, the Organizing Board of HCMC FOODEX 2022 cooperates with relevant agencies and specialized associations to organize a series of conferences with the topic “Promoting commercialization of food and agricultural products in the context of post-pandemic and global economic downturn”.
Time: 14:00 – 16:30 on October 19th, 2022
- B2B business matching between domestic and foreign F&B enterprises. HCMC FOODEX 2022 hopes to open hundreds of business matching sessions during the exhibition period.
- Performances to promote Vietnamese and international culinary culture will take place throughout the exhibition period with the themes “Vietnamese Pho with the quintessence of rice”, “Experience the world through Noodles”, “Banh Mi Culture”, “Coffee culture in Vietnam and all over the world”, “Vietnamese folk cakes – ancient flavor, nostalgia sense, home taste” will be performed by well-known culinary artisans and experts from regions in the country and internationally, visitors can enjoy right at the exhibition space. Performances of culinary culture will be live-streamed exclusively on the exhibition’s Facebook fanpage, website and Youtube channel.
HCMC FOODEX 2022 will be open to visitors from 10:00 to 17:00 on October 19th, 2022, and from 09:00 to 17:00 during 3 days from October 20th to the end of October 22nd, 2022. With serious investment and numerous appealing performances of culinary culture, HCMC FOODEX 2022 promises to have many breakthroughs in organization and confirm its position as a credible and typical international trade promotion event held annually in Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition is expected to attract about 18,000 visitors to the event to work and visit, affirming its role as a professional prestigious international exhibition in the F&B processing industry in Vietnam.
All information about the exhibition and concurrent activities of HCMC FOODEX 2022 will be regularly updated on:
Website: www.hcmcfoodex.com; facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hcmcfoodex
For further detailed information, please contact:
INVESTMENT AND TRADE PROMOTION CENTER OF HO CHI MINH CITY (ITPC) – TRADE PROMOTION DIVISION
Address: 51 Dinh Tien Hoang Str., Dakao Ward, Dist.1, HCMC
Contact person: Ms. Kim Oanh (0934 626 039 – email@example.com)
C.I.S VIETNAM ADVERTISING & EXHIBITION JOINT STOCK COMPANY
Address: 112 – A3 Dam Trau, Bach Dang Ward, Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi
Contact person: Ms. Quynh Huong (0913 056 968 – firstname.lastname@example.org)
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