The Vietnam International Retail and Franchise Show was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on June 8

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam International Retail and Franchise Show (VIETRF), the 2016 Korea Sourcing Fair and the 2016 Vietnam International Coffee & Dessert Fair were kicked off together at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City on June 8.

The VIETRF 2016 is organised by the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), the Association of Vietnam Retailers (AVR) and Coex, an exhibition company in the Republic of Korea (RoK).

The event has attracted more than 250 exhibitors from 14 countries and territories worldwide who are franchisers and retailers in different fields, such as food & beverage, education & training, beauty & health, fashion & accessories, home products, electronics and gifts & toys.

Among these are major education franchisers in Vietnam like AMA, Wall Street, Eye Level and Global Art.

The 2016 Vietnam International Coffee & Dessert Fair, the first of its kind, is hosted by Coex and the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (VICOFA), featuring more than 200 enterprises from 14 countries and territories.

The Vietnam Super Barista Championship will take place at the fair. The winner will have the chance to compete in the 2017 World Super Barista Championship in Seoul, the RoK.

The Korea Sourcing Fair is held by the KITA bringing together various brands from the RoK. On display are food, beverages, fresh fruits, home appliances, clothing, accessories, decór and electronic products.

In addition to the exhibition are side events that provide visitors with authentic Korean cultural experiences, including a K-Pop Festival, K-Food Tasting, K-Fashion, K-Makeup and K-Hair.

The three trade fairs will run through to June 10.-VNA