The opening ceremony of the Vietnam Dairy Fair 2017 (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam International Milk and Dairy Products Exhibition – Vietnam Dairy Fair 2017 opened on May 31 at the Friendship Cultural Palace at 91 Tran Hung Dao street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.

The Vietnam Dairy Fair 2017, the first of its kind, is a major trade promotion event to connect domestic and foreign businesses, said Tran Quang Trung, President of Vietnam Dairy Association (VDA) at the opening ceremony.

He added that the event, which runs through June 3, aims to facilitate investment cooperation as well as enhance competitiveness of Vietnam’s dairy industry. 

Dairy products, technology, feed and veterinary medicine are being showcased at the exhibition, co-held by VDA and Vietnam Advertisement and Fair Exhibition Joint Stock Company.

It sees the participation of well-known domestic and international dairy brands such as Vinamilk, Mead Johnson, Neslte, Moc Chau, Ba Vi and Abbot. 

Three conferences on sterilization technology in milk processing, milk and dairy products for public health, and using high technology in dairy farming are held within the framework of the exhibition.

Various activities will be available for children to mark International Children’s Day and World Milk Day on June 1.

The first day of the exhibition attracted numerous visitors who are students majoring in food technology as well as individuals and organisations that are interested in dairy products and dairy business in Vietnam, according to the organising board.

Vietnam produced 1.9 billion litres of fresh milk and earned 90-100 million USD from milk exports in 2015, according to a master plan on developing Vietnam’s dairy processing industry to 2020, with a vision to 2025.

The respective figures will be 2.6 billion liters and 120-130 million USD for 2020 and 3.4 billion liters and 150-200 million USD for 2025.

Total milk consumption per capita in Vietnam was 23 litres in 2015 and 24 liters in 2016 and is expected to increase to 26 litres this year, 27 litres in 2020  and 34 litres by 2025.-VNA