The Vietnam International Food Industry Exhibition 2015 (2015 Vietnam Food Expo) will be held from May 13-16 in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), under the Ministry of Trade.

The event is expected to feature 500 booths displaying various food and beverages, and packaging technology from 15 countries and territories.

According to Deputy Director of Vietrade Ta Hoang Linh, the 2015 Vietnam Food Expo will be an effective and high-profile bridge connecting Vietnamese manufacturers and agricultural product traders with domestic distributors and retailers as well as foreign importers.

The event looks to drive technological innovation and improve labour productivity to enhance the competitiveness of the country’s agricultural industry , he added.

Numerous programmes and activities will also be held during the four-day event, including the International Vietnam Food Industry Conference, an international cooking competition, and other trade promotion activities.

The annual Vietnam Food Expo is the leading trade fair for the food industry.-VNA