A press briefing to introduce the 2019 Food & Hotel Vietnam expo to be held from April 24 to 26 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The 2019 Food & Hotel Vietnam, the country’s leading international food and hospitality trade exhibition, will offer businesses the opportunity to network and keep abreast of the latest industry culinary and hospitality trends and product innovations.

The 10th edition of the event will be the largest so far and feature more than 630 local and international exhibitors from 29 countries and territories, said BT Tee, general manager of UBM VES, the event’s organiser.

It would also feature 20 international group pavilions, including Ireland, Poland, Germany, the Republic of Korea, the US, Spain, Turkey, and China, he said.

It will showcase a wide range of food and beverage products, dairy products, poultry meat, equipment for making confectionery, and equipment and services for the food and hospitality industry.

In addition to displaying the latest products and services in the food and hotel sectors, the expo will also include the 2019 Vietnam Culinary Challenge, a short-term barista training workshop, and the barista and coffee experience programme.

The Vietnam Hospitality Managing Director Forum – CEO Talks titled “Riding the wellness wave” will be held on the sidelines of the event to discuss new investment trends in the hospitality industry.

According to experts, Vietnam’s strong economic growth, large population and rising incomes make the food and beverage sectors appealing to investors.

With the tourism industry in robust health, the number of foreign visitors keeps rising, increasing demand for hospitality and food equipment and services, they said.  

Food & Hotel Vietnam will be held from April 24 to 26 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City.-VNA