The Vietnam Home Décor and Gifts Fair (LifeStyle Vietnam 2011) will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from April-18-21.

Under the national trade promotion programme in 2011, the event is being jointly held by the Vietnam Trade Promotions Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Handicraft Exporters Association (Vietcraft).

At a press conference in Hanoi on January 20, Vietcraft said that with the focus on the number and quality of exhibitors, aesthetic value and the environmentally-friendliness of products, the fair underlines the competitiveness of Vietnamese handicrafts with other ASEAN countries.

The fair is expected to attract 2,000 exhibitors with 1,000 stands and will present products that are manufactured under sustainable processes, in line with the United Nations and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

There will also be nine stands displaying products jointly made by experts from Sweden, Norway, France and the Philippines and Vietnamese artisans./.