A series of international exhibitions, including VietnamPlas and Linkage 2011, are scheduled to begin Sept. 21.

While VietnamPlas comprises plastics and rubber, packaging and print, food technology and printing and labelling sectors, the Likage exhibit features industrial automation, electricity engineering and energy industry products.

Around 230 exhibitors from 13 markets including mainland China , Hong Kong , India , Israel and Japan will showcase their products and services until Sept. 24.

The VietnamWood and Furniture exhibition, organised once every two years, will follow, to take place between October 12-15.

Around 250 companies from 19 countries and territories, including the Republic of Korea , Germany , Taiwan , Thailand and the US , will be present. The event will introduce the latest technologies of the industry including wood processing and coating materials and services, among others.

Pham Quynh Giang, director of the HCM City branch of exhibition and advertising firm Vinexad, said US companies considered Vietnam the second largest market, after China , for their hardwood lumber.

Sixteen companies from the Hardwood States Export Group and the US hardwood industry are showcasing their products at the exhibition.

Germany and Taiwan also have their own pavilions.

More than 230 companies have registered their participation at the Vietnam Int'l Textile and Garments Industry Exhibition, which will be the final one to run from October 19 to 22.

Coming from India , Turkey , Italy , France , the Netherlands and other countries, they will also join a seminar on the latest technologies as well as trends of the industry, apart from their product showcasing.

All the events will be at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Phu My Hung New Urban Area, and organised by Vinexad in co-ordination with the Taipei-based Chan Chao Int'l Co and several other partners.

Meanwhile, an another expo on medical equipment and pharmaceutical will open its door in the city the same day.

The four-day Pharmed and Healthcare Vietnam 2011 will see around 350 local and foreign firms attend./.