First China Homelife Vietnam exhibition opens in HCM City hinh anh 1At the opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Over 170 China-based suppliers and manufacturers of homeware products are showcasing their latest products at the first China Homelife Vietnam exhibition that opened in Ho Chi Minh City on August 29.

Products on display at over 200 booths cover four main categories: household appliances, consumer electronics, textiles and garments, and building materials-interior.

The exhibition is being held in a hybrid format. Chinese exhibitors still showcase their latest products onsite for customers to experience and feel the new trends, and at the same time, online meetings are conveniently organised at booths to support the effective communication and business negotiation between Chinese exhibitors and local buyers.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Quang Huy, deputy head of the Agency for Southern Affairs of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, said China Homelife Vietnam will create opportunities for businesses of the two countries to enhance cooperation, especially to help Vietnamese businesses connect to their supply chains more effectively after the pandemic.

Binu Pillai, chief operating officer of Meorient International Exhibition, one of the expo’s organisers, said Vietnam is an important market for China for many reasons, with bilateral trade climbing to 230.2 billion USD last year.

In addition, Vietnam has been China's largest trading partner in ASEAN, he said.

"Our main aim through this show is to promote the investment, cooperation and trade between businesses of the two countries," he said.

The company will expand the show in coming years, he added.

Co-organised by Minh Vi Exhibition and Advertisement Services Co, Ltd and Meorient International Exhibition Company, the exhibition is expected to receive 4,500 trade visitors and facilitate nearly 5,000 business meetings.

China Homelife is a 20-year-old exhibition brand that has been held 60 times. This is a prominent global series of specialised trade shows for Chinese products currently being held in 15 countries including Poland, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, India and Vietnam.

Every year, this event attracts more than 5,000 exhibitors and nearly 300,000 buyers, reaching over 1 billion USD in deals.

China Homelife Vietnam 2022 will run until August 31 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre./.