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HCM City (VNA) – The 21st VietFood, Beverage and Professional Packing Machines (VietFood & Beverage – ProPack) international exhibition will take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City from August 9 to 12.

Vietnamese firms account for about half of the 500 participants this year, and their key products include tea, coffee, dried fruit and beer. Some new faces, including the trucking company Fuso Co. Ltd, Auphan Solfware and Long Hau industrial park, will introduce logistics services.

The organising board said some veteran foreign participants, including those from Chinese Taiwan, Thailand, Poland and the Republic of Korea, wish to expand their display space.

Poland will treat visitors to clean farming solutions and fresh fruit and dairy products. The Republic of Korea will occupy 70 stalls at the fair run by enterprises producing agricultural products, financial and insurance services.

The board named several newcomers from abroad, including the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Brazil and France.

Workshops will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition, with discussions covering food & beverage retail in Vietnam and management skills for businesses in the sector, among other topics.-VNA