Italian businesses invited to Vietnam’s largest food expo hinh anh 1Scene at the workshop (Photo: VNA)

Rome (VNA) – The Vietnam Foodexpo 2017, the biggest show of Vietnam’s food industry was introduced to business in Italy’s Lazio region on June 8.

The event was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy and Lazio region’s trade promotion agency Lazio Innova, at Lazio Innova’s headquarters in Rome.

Speaking at the workshop, Bui Vuong Anh, Trade Counsellor at the Vietnam Embassy in Italy, said the fair, which is scheduled to run in Ho Chi Minh City from November 15 to 18, is a national-scale trade promotion activity specializing in agri-fishery and food processing.

On the occasion, Ilaria Turatti, head of Turatti Pacific Co., Ltd – a food processing company operating in Vietnam, shared her experience in investing in the Southeast Asian country.

Participating businesses said they are interested in the Vietnamese market, which they considered a gateway to the Asia – Pacific region.

Italy, as the Country of Honor in the Vietnam Foodexpo 2016, brought to the fair local specialties and food processing machinery, showcased in 40 stalls.

In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, Trade Counsellor Bui Vuong Anh said Vietnamese firms and their Italian peers from Lazio have been working together in developing distribution channels and products for wholesale markets.

An agreement on establishing twining relations between Hanoi and Lazio is expected to be signed this year, he added.-VNA