|A stall at the Tôn Vinh Hàng Việt (Honouring Vietnamese goods) fair being held at the Phú Thọ Sports Stadium in HCM City from July 5 to 9. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương|
HCM CITY — Around 130 companies are showcasing their products at the Tôn Vinh Hàng Việt (Honouring Vietnamese Goods) fair that opened in HCM City on Thursday.
The expo has 330 booths displaying processed foods, garments, footwear, household utensils, plastic products, wooden products, handicrafts, cosmetics, electronic and electrical products, and other industrial and consumer products, Nguyễn Phước Hưng, deputy chairman of the HCM City Union of Business Associations (HUBA), said.
The fifth annual fair has attracted many prestigious brands like Vissan, Duy Tân Plastic, Maseco, Vạn Thành Mattress, SJC and DOJI; trade promotion centres from many provinces and cities like Ninh Thuận, Hậu Giang and Bến Tre; and business associations of districts 11, 8 and Tân Phú.
For the first time this year leading retailers like Saigon Co.op, Satra, and Lotte Mart are also taking part.
Organised by HUBA in collaboration with Đông Nam Advertising and Commercial Promotion Joint Stock Company, the fair seeks to help businesses market their products and look for partners, Hưng said.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyễn Phương Đông, deputy director of the city Department of Industry and Trade, said the fair offers local companies a good opportunity to study consumers’ tastes, access the market and strengthen the “Vietnamese give priority to use Vietnamese goods” campaign.
At the ceremony, “Typical Products” awards were given away to 21 companies for innovation in designing and producing 32 new high-quality products.
Several conferences are scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the fair.
The five-day expo is on at the Phú Thọ Sports Stadium. — VNS