As many as 260 businesses from 19 countries and territories are attending the 10th Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair (Vietnam Woodworking) in Ho Chi Minh City from September 25-28.

The participation of such wood processors’ organisations as the European Federation of Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers (EUMABOIS), German Engineering Association (VDMA), and American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is expected to further consolidate Vietnam’s position as a manufacturing, sales and distribution centre for the woodworking industry in the Southeast Asia region.

Domestic enterprises, on their part, see it a chance to seek partners and advanced technologies meeting their demands.

On display of this year’ fair are modern machines and devices, advanced manufacturing systems as well as services that are practical and suitable to the market’s needs.

Woodwork remained Vietnam’s main export line for years. In 2012, the country raked in 3.4 billion USD from woodwork exports. The figure for the first eight months of this year was 2.3 billion USD.-VNA