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Singapore (VNA)
– Vietnamese tea and coffee enterprises are exhibiting their products at the International Coffee & Tea Industry Expo 2018, which opened in Singapore on March 22.

On display at the expo are techniques for planting, processing and preserving tea and coffee and materials and products from countries around the world.

The three-day event, which is expected to welcome 11,000 visitors, serves as a venue for exhibitors to seek customers and establish partnerships.

Participants are focusing on highlighting their unique characteristics in making coffee and tea, and tea and coffee enjoying culture in their countries.

Tran Thu Quynh, Vietnamese Commercial Counsellor in Singapore emphasised the significance of the event for Vietnamese tea and coffee firms, saying it helps them promote their products to international friends.

In the framework of the event, seminars and discussions with experts will be held, aiming to update enterprises on development trends, as well as difficulties and challenges facing the regional tea and coffee industry.

The global demand for coffee is projected to increase to 10 million tonnes by 2020. The Southeast Asian region is forecast to become a promising market for tea and coffee enterprises. -VNA