The 2015 Vietnam furniture & home furnishing fair (VIFA HOME Sai Gon) will come to Hanoi for the first time from August 6-9, bringing about 110 exhibitors with 418 pavilions.

The fair will be a networking venue for industry stakeholders and consumers, making it easier for them to extend distribution channels as Vietnam joins the ASEAN Economic Community, Vice President of the Handicraft & Wood Industry Association (HAWA) of Ho Chi Minh City Huynh Van Hanh told a press conference in Hanoi on May 12.

On display will be interior and exterior decor, wooden toys and furniture for offices, restaurants, hotels, resorts, condominiums and design consultation services.

For the first time, the organising board will launch an online showroom where exhibitors can introduce their products and services at the lowest possible costs.

Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Domestic Market Department Vo Van Quyen said the domestic wood industry is worth 2-2.5 billion USD annually.

The event is hosted by the HAWA, Lien Minh Wood Handicrafts Jsc, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Processing Department and the Vietnam Wholesale.-VNA