The Vietnam International Industrial Fair 2013 (VIIF) will take place from October 16-20 at the Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Centre (VEFAC) in Hanoi .

Covering 6,000 sq m, the annual fair will draw over 200 Vietnamese businesses and 100 foreign companies involved in many fields, such as machinery and equipment, mechanical engineering, electronics, plastic-chemistry and consumer goods production.

Despite economic difficulties such as bad debt, increasing input costs and macroeconomic instability, the fair will continue to attract more enterprises, increasing by nearly five percent year-on-year.

A new feature of the 2013 fair is a space displaying a project to strengthen the enforcement of intellectual property rights in Vietnam ” sponsored UK Prosperity Foundation.-VNA