A press conference to brief on the Vietnam Expo 2017 is held on April 11.(Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Republic of Korea (RoK) will be the honorary guest and the largest exhibitor with 136 booths at the International Trade Fair – Vietnam Expo 2017 slated in Hanoi from April 19-22. 

The event will offer opportunities for businesses of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) to exchange information and study market’s demand, Nguyen Khac Luan, Director of the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad) said at a press conference on April 11.

This year will mark the 19th consecutive time the RoK has participated in the Vietnam Expo in the event’s 27-year history.

Director of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Park Chul Ho said besides the Vietnam Expo 2017, the KOTRA will organize seven trade events this year, in the context of the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam-RoK diplomatic relations and the third year since the Vietnam-Korea Free Trade Agreement (VKFTA) took effect.

The 27th Vietnam Expo is expected to attract 500 enterprises from 23 countries and territories, including Belarus, Uganda, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Japan, Malaysia, India, the RoK, China and Vietnam, covering 600 booths.

Besides the RoK, the event will feature the national displays of Algeria, Cuba, China and host Vietnam.

With the aim of promoting exports and the domestic market, the Vietnam Expo will feature a wide range of products of local companies, particularly those winning the Vietnam Value Awards, such as machinery-equipment-electronic goods; industrial and household appliances; food and beverage; beauty care, among others.

A forum on export promotion will also be held during the trade fair to share experience and provide updated information on Vietnam’s investment environment.–VNA