Vietnam Medi Pharm Expo to return to HCM City in August hinh anh 1Vietnam Medi Pharm Expo 2018 is expected to attract about 350 domestic and foreign exhibitors in August (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – About 350 domestic and foreign exhibitors will gather at the Saigon Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City for the 18th Vietnam International Hospital, Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medi Pharm Expo 2018) from August 2-4.

The number of foreign exhibitors increased annually over the past 3 years, particularly those from Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, India, and Malaysia, said Nguyen Khac Luan, general director of Vinexad, organiser of the event.

Products on display at the expo will be medical equipment and equipment in the pharmaceutical and beauty industries, natural medicines and supplementary foods.

Along with trading activities among the enterprises, the three-day exhibition will also feature seminars “Introduction to Vietnam’s Pharmacy and Medicine Market” and “Local Medical Pharmacy Market and Policies”.

Besides, there will be a fact-finding tour of Cho Ray Hospital, a large hospital in HCM City, so that they can get an overview of the medical examination and treatment demands from local residents.

Vietnam Medi-Pharm Expo is an annual event taking place in Ho Chi Minh City in August and Hanoi in December.

The expo is designed to promote trade activities in pharmacy and medical equipment. The exhibition is a platform for advanced medical technologies and equipment companies from around the world to access local pharmacy companies, in which Vietnam has advantage to initiate exchanges.

Last year, the Vietnam Medi Pharm Expo drew the participation of 250 businesses showcasing their products at 350 booths. Those included giant corporations and leading global companies from 22 countries and territories such as the US, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand.

The 2017 event attracted about 14,200 visitors.-VNA