Illustrative photo (Source: vietnammedipharm.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Medi-Pharm Expo 2017 is scheduled to take place from December 7 to 9 at the international centre for exhibition ICE at 91 Tran Hung Dao street, Hanoi.

The fair will feature over 200 booths run by 150 firms from 18 countries and territories worldwide, including India, Canada, Czech Republic and Germany. On display will be latest medical and laboratory equipment, health care products, food supplements, cosmetics and medicine packaging machines.

According to the organising board, the number of foreign businesses registering to attend the event amounts to 60, an annual increase of 15 percent. The respective figures for domestic firms are 90 and 10 percent.

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

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