Nearly 300 businesses from 18 countries and territories are showcasing their products and services at the 22 nd International Fair on “Garments and Textiles Equipment and Accessories” (Saigon Tex 2012) which opened in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11.

The four-day fair has been organised by the state-owned Vietnam National Textiles and Garments Group (Vinatex), in association with the VCCI Exhibition Service Company and the Hong Kong Exhibition Joint Stock Company.

Saigon Tex 2012 is seen as a great opportunity for garments and textiles businesses both in Vietnam and overseas to exchange information, seek out new sources of materials and expand their operations.

Bui Thuc Anh, Director of the VCCI Exhibition Service Company, said that Saigon Tex is the only garments and textiles industry trade event in Vietnam that is up to international standards and is a great help for promoting local products overseas.

As part of Saigon Tex 2012, a number of seminars and symposiums will also be held, where businesses can discuss ways of developing the garments and textiles industry.-VNA