Thirty Vietnamese businesses and joint ventures are taking part in the 19th Food & Hotel Asia Fair (FHA 2014), which kicked off in Singapore on April 8.

The biennial event, the biggest of its kind in Asia, offers a chance for participating businesses to promote their products as well as seek partners.

Doan Minh Vu, Director of Topcake – a joint venture between Vietnam, Australia and the Philippines - said that together with Japan, Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia, Singapore is a major importer of Topcake products.

Attending the fair will help the company approach new partners in Asia, Europe and America and reach 100 billion VND (nearly 5 million USD) in export value this year, stated Vu.

The FHA 2014 is attracting the participation of more than 3,000 leading companies in food and hotel services from 64 countries and territories.

A cooking competition and seminars on the latest trends in the food and hotel industries will be held on the sidelines of the fair, which will open until April 11.-VNA