A booth of Vinamilk at Thaifex 2016 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Some 30 Vietnamese enterprises will introduce Vietnam’s natural and organic products, including dried fruits, rice, processed coconut, and milk, at the upcoming Thaifex - World of Food Asia.

The Thaifex is an international trade fair and conference for food, beverage, catering, food technology, hospitality service and retail and franchise in Bangkok, Thailand from May 29-June 2, according to the Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese Products.

Vu Kim Hanh, Chairwoman of the association, said the event will offer a good change for Vietnamese enterprises to promote their products and technologies, seek partners and update the latest information on consumption and market trends related to the food industry in the world.

The Vietnamese businesses will also exhibit products bearing geographical indications such as Phu Quoc fish sauce, Binh Thuan dragon fruit, Quang tri pepper and, Binh Phuc cashew nut.

The event will include a trade connection programme in the form of business-to-business matching (B2B Matching), which is expected to promote connection between Vietnamese enterprises and international firms.

A three-day cooking show programme will be hosted by the Vietnamese delegation, displaying over 10 Vietnamese dishes, which use signature ingredients from localities nationwide.

The association will arrange an international workshop which is expected to discuss the overview of ASEAN market and potential for intra-block trade cooperation, development and commercialization of geographic indication products; as well as initiates to improve the quality of Vietnamese farm produce and food and ways to help Vietnamese foods enter international markets.

Thaifex 2018, jointly hosted by the Department of International Trade Promotion and the Thai Chamber of Commerce, is expected to attract about 60,000 visitors worldwide and about 2,500 food exhibitors from 40 countries and regions over the world.

This forum can help connect visitors with exhibitors, thus improving competitiveness of firms for their sustainable and effective operation in the global market.-VNA