Visitors at the ninth Vietnam International Retail and Franchise Show (VIETRF 2017) (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The ninth Vietnam International Retail and Franchise Show (VIETRF 2017) kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre of Ho Chi Minh City on June 1.

Nearly 270 businesses from 14 countries and territories worldwide are participating in the event, which is jointly held by the Association of Vietnam Retailers, the Korea International Trade Association of the Republic of Korea and Coex Vietnam.

Besides the display of products, equipment and technology at more than 300 booths, the exhibition also features several conferences, trade programmes and the final round of a start-ups contest.

The VIETRF 2017 is viewed as a destination for businesses to seek suitable investment opportunities through franchise.

Franchise has been growing fast in Vietnam’s retail sector over the years, especially in coffee chains, restaurants and fashion shops. It is expanded to other areas such as education-training, beauty services and consultancy.

Many foreign companies are looking for franchise partners in Vietnam at the exhibition.-VNA