International exhibition features advertising equipment and technology

Foreign investors eye local food processorsQuoc Hung Ly Kim Chi, chairwoman of the HCMC Food and Foodstuff Association, speaks at a press conference on Vietfood & Beverage – ProPack 2017 on July 31 - PHOTO: HUNG LE HCMC – The trend of foreign investors recently taking over some domestic food processing firms or holding controlling stakes in such enterprises is forecast to gain more momentum, said Ly Kim Chi, chairwoman of the HCMC Food and Foodstuff Association, at a press conference on Vietfood & Beverage – ProPack 2017. Chi told the Daily on July 31 that foreign companies have been finding ways to buy into local small and medium food processors that are in need of new investments. Notably, some major food players are now under the management of foreign enterprises. She commented the situation is not necessarily due to the ineffectiveness of local food firms in the process of international integration, but partly due to the fact that foreign investors offer higher prices than their true asset values that are irresistible to local enterprises. Chi stressed the market trend is inevitable and that international investors purchase controlling stakes in State-owned and private companies will continue in the future. The Government should offer policy support for local food processing enterprises to improve their competitiveness, she said, adding they may find it tough to compete with rivals in other ASEAN countries. Foreign investors also show interest in Vietnamese beverage companies, Chi said. According to experts, the strong economic growth has become…... [read more]

Seafood service firms dominate Vietfish 2014 Ngoc Hung By Ngoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – The number of firms providing services and equipment for the seafood sector make up 65% of 173 corporate exhibitors at the ongoing Vietnam Fisheries International Exhibition 2014 (Vietfish 2014) in HCMC. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the organizer of Vietfish 2014, said there are more seafood service providers than in previous years. Seafood processors and exporters are other exhibitors at the event, which opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in District 7 on August 6. The 16th exhibition is attended by many big local and foreign companies, including from Japan, the United States, Belgium, China and South Korea. Truong Dinh Hoe, general secretary of VASEP, said Vietfish 2014 showcases various seafood products and services as well as equipment and technology for cold storage of seafood. Pham Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries, said the participating companies have the opportunity to learn about latest market trends and consumers’ needs so as to turn out appropriate products. During the show that lasts until August 8, there are workshops on Vietnam’s seafood industry, production of safe and sustainable seafood in line with the Global GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) standards, the ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certification for shrimp, and technologies for the seafood sector. In a related development, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued Circular 23/2014/TT-BNNPTNT guiding the implementation of farming, processing…... [read more]

Ms Azran participated in a protest movement against the US during the war in Vietnam. She arrived in Vietnam in the 90s to witness the country after the war. This is also the period she began to devote her love to Vietnam, especially Hanoi, and over the past 18 years, unforgettable memories have nurtured her love for the capital each and every day. Her swanky and noble look will be the first impression of anybody who meets Ms Azran for the first time. With a smiling face, Raquelle says that she considers Hanoi to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. Ms Azran loves Hanoi for its simplicity, intimacy and antique feel. Especially, Vietnamese people in general and Hanoians in particular play an important factor in nurturing her soft spot for the city. Asked why she has become closely associated with Hanoi over the past 18 years, and Vietnam considers as her second homeland, she says, it is firstly important to become familiar with the language, daily dishes and people around you. Every time setting foot in Vietnam, she feels like returning home. For Raquelle, Hanoi is part of her life. The landscape and sounds of the city have run through her veins. She is proud to say that she knows Hanoi like the back of her hand. Without hesitation, she talks about Hanoi like a tourist guide. “I love all different kinds of Vietnamese food. Spring rolls are wonderful. I like eating sticky rice for breakfast.…... [read more]

Apart from their charming beauty, they represent a valuable source of red, white and blue marbles for the artisans at the foot of the mountain in Non Nuoc village. Non Nuoc serves as an authentic brand name for marble carvings from the area, and is a great source of pride for the people of Da Nang city. According to an epitaph kept in Pho Khanh Pagoda, the art of marble sculpturing in Non Nuoc Village originally came from artisans immigrating from Thanh Hoa (150km south of Hanoi) early in the 17th century. It is of course not chance that led them to this region, but rather the recognition of the rich source of materials they could use for their art. They settled and soon started putting to good use the ancient Ngu Hanh Son. They also found inspiration in its aura as well as its mysterious and captivating sights. Today, the village buzzes with activity, and the melodic sound of carvers working day and night mixes with the regular rhythm of the waves nearby. In the old days, artisans only produced simple functional items such as grinders, mortars and anchors to meet the demand of locals living in neighbouring villages. But throughout the middle of the 19th century, when the first tea sets – teapots and cups – were carved out of marble, craftmen thought of venturing into more artistic areas and started expanding the range of their products. These included domestic objects such as flower vases, plates, white marble…... [read more]

The annual event will focus on imaging technologies (photo cameras, photographic films, photographic studio equipment, smart phones and others) and audio equipment (entertainment sound equipment, smart TVs, smartbox/TV box and cable TV equipment). With more than 400 pavilions, the two-day event is expected to attract the world’s leading technology groups such as Canon, Nikon, Tamron, Yamaha, GoPro, Denon, Jamo, Shure and local enterprises namely Anh Duy, Tieng Ngoc, Truong Le, Khai Thien and CGV. More than 30,000 visitors are expected to join the event. An international exhibition titled LEDTEC Asia will also be held during the event, expecting to attract 120 companies from 10 countries. Experts from Vietnam and the Republic of Korea will provide information on advantages and disadvantages of current LED technologies.... [read more]

Many attendees were lined up at the doors waiting to get inside and view the vast variety of wares in more than 600 pavilions touting just about everything imaginable in the footwear and leather industry from the mundane to the exotic. A representative of the organizing board said the three events aim to facilitate those in attendance brush up on the latest of technologies, make business contacts, locate cooperation partners, and find out what innovative new products have recently hit the market. For the first time, this year’s events, running through July 17, have attracted businesses from as far away as Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia and Turkey. The events – organized by the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO) – include the 17th International Shoes & Leather Exhibition 2015, International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition and Vietnam International Exhibition on Garment Manufacturing Equipment & Fabric.... [read more]

The Vietnam Communist Youth Union and the Vietnam Young Talent Support Fund awarded 10 youngsters describing them as role-models in work and studying for Vietnamese young people. The youngest was 15-year-old student Le Trong Hieu from Ha Nam province who won the excellence prize at the 5th Annual International Exhibition for Young Inventors held in Taiwan. Nhan praised their achievements and asked all young people to continue contributing to the nation’s development and to be worthy of the Party and State’s trust in them. The Deputy Prime Minister asked the Youth Union to set up a website to spotlight all the young role-models who had received the awards and to facilitate youth exchanges. There have been 13 such awards ceremonies and 130 awards given out so far.... [read more]

The announcement was made at a press conference jointly held by the Ministry of Construction’s Information Centre and the HCM City-based AFC International Exhibition and Fair Company on August 28. Vietbuild 2009, scheduled to take place from September 9 to13, will present the latest building materials, energy-saving and environmentally-friendly machinery, equipment and technologies used in the production of construction materials. The 3,700-stand exhibition is expected to attract 1,300 construction companies from 22 countries and territories, including the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Japan, China, Malaysia, the US, France, Germany and India. Another exhibition, which is on Real Estate and Interior and Exterior Decor, will be held from September 20 to 24. It will concentrate on different kinds of housing and interior and exterior trimmings produced by over 300 domestic and foreign companies. Also, there will be workshops on investment opportunities in Vietnam’s real estate market, legislation surrounding the real estate market in Vietnam as well as various issues related to housing for low-income people in urban areas.... [read more]

The event attracted representatives from 30 members of the World Most Beautiful Bays Club. At the conference, delegates discussed measures to control environmental pollution and proposed photo contests and drawing competitions for children to send their winning photos and pictures to international exhibitions in Yeosu, the Republic of Korea, in 2012. Participants concentrated on increasing advertising images of the bays, strengthening education for sustainable development, and raising young people’s awareness of protecting their heritage. The management board of Ha Long Bay also announced that Ha Long Bay has entered the third round of the New 7 natural Wonders Vote launched by the New Open World.... [read more]

The ITEX 2010 is showcasing 673 new products in 24 areas developed by scientists from various countries and territories, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Russia, Iran, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Among the products, clay bricks and tiles by the Viglacera Ha Long company of Vietnam drew a great deal of attention for their production lines using carbon capture and storage technology, and therefore saving energy, protecting the environment and reducing production costs. The Sai Gon Packaging Joint Stock Company brought to the exposition new wrapping materials that are produced without Ethyl Acetate, a harmful solvent. The new technology is also more cost effective and friendly to the environment. The fair also devotes space to many Vietnamese pharmaceutical products and robots made by two young Vietnamese students – Phan Van Mau and Phan Van Nam, who were born in 1992. Le Duy Tien, Director of the Vietnam Fund for Scientific and Technological Creations (VIFOTEC), took the occasion to invite all ITEX participants this year to join the international exhibition on youth innovations 20010 (IEYI 2010) that is slated for December 15-18 in Hanoi.... [read more]

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