Shoppers at a stall selling Thai products (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – More than 170 Thai enterprises have brought along their internationally recognised products to the Top Thai Brands 2016, which opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on May 5.

The event, formerly known as the annual “Thailand Week” trade fair, is jointly held by the Department of International Trade Promotion under the Thai Ministry of Commerce and Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City.

On display at 250 stands are food and beverages, home appliances, cosmetics, healthcare and automobile and motor spare parts. The exhibition also covers other service sectors such as education, tourism, business franchising and catering services.

Alongside the Thai product exhibition, there will be cultural performances, a cuisine showcase and a lucky draw at the fair.

According to Pitinun Samanvorawong, Commercial Consul at the Thai Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the exhibition, which has been successfully organised over the past 14 years, is a golden opportunity to connect businesses from both nations, helping promote trade cooperation between two countries.

It has been billed as a venue for Vietnamese and Thai enterprises to enlarge their networks and further develop strategic partnerships, she added.

The trade fair runs until May 8.-VNA