This will be the second time the expo is organised in Hanoi after being held annually in HCM City for 22 years. It was held in the capital city for the first time last year.
There will be more than 200 pavilions of exhibitors from 11 countries and territories, including the Republic of Korea, Greece, Singapore and Denmark, as well as Bulgaria, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and India, along with China and Vietnam.
Products displayed at the exhibition will include vegetables (fresh, dried, canned, processed), seafood (cooked, frozen), agricultural products (coffee, tea, cashew, pepper) and food ingredients, as well as beverage, confectionery, and packaging and food preservation equipment.
Vietnamese firms account for about half of the participants this year, and their key products include tea, coffee, honey and edible nests, as well as rice, spices and packaged confectionery.
The four-day event, to be organised by the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad), is expected to attract some 15,000 visitors, the majority of whom are retailers, traders, distributors, importers, exporters and e-commerce partners from other countries and territories, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Cambodia, as well as the Philippines, Japan, Russia, France and Australia.