More than 1,000 businesses from various countries, including Vietnam , take part in the 12 th International Exhibition on Food and Beverage and the 13 th International Food, Pharmaceutical , Cosmetic Processing and Packaging Exhibition that opened in Jakarta on November 21.

The four-day event is jointly organised by KristaMedia Exhibition Company and Indonesia ’s Ministries of Trade, Agriculture, Sea and Fisheries and other related agencies.

According to the organisation board, this year’s event has seen a surge in the number of firms participating. It allows businesses to introduce their products, share experiences and seek partners.

The focus of the event is to introduce more products to the Islamic community, and increase the use of new technologies and machines in product processing and packaging.

A series of conferences will also take place within the framework of the exhibitions.

Vu Kim Hanh, Director of Vietnam’s Business Studies and Assistance Centre, who fronts the Vietnamese firms at the exhibitions, said the event paves the way for high-quality Vietnamese products to enter the Indonesian market with a population of about 240 million.

The primary goals for Vietnamese firms are to study the market and find partners to increase their participation in following exhibitions.

The Trade Mission at the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia also introduced special agricultural and handicraft products of Vietnam.-VNA