VOV.VN - As many as 320 domestic and international wood processors are gathering in Ho Chi Minh City for the Vietnam International Woodworking & Furniture (VietnamWood 2023), which opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in District 7 on September 20.
The exhibitors are showcasing innovative smart solutions, top-end technologies, and future development trends on one platform, promising to bring an effective trading platform specifically for manufacturers and buyers operating in the wood processing industry.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Phung Quoc Man, vice chairman of the Handicraft and Woodworking Association (HAWA) of Ho Chi Minh City, noted that since the beginning of the third quarter of the year, the export of Vietnamese wood products has witnessed positive signs of recovery, with export turnover in August alone hitting over US$1.1 billion.
It is forecast that the domestic wood processing industry is likely to rake in an additional US$6 billion from exports in the remaining months, thereby bringing the total export turnover for the whole year to about US$14 - 14.5 billion.
Man added that the participation of 600 booths of 320 businesses from 28 countries and territories such as China, Germany, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan (China), Thailand, and the United States, will be an opportunity for businesses to enhance their ability to access export orders for the fourth quarter of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024.
Besides VietnamWood 2023, Vietnam International Furniture Accessories, Hardware & Tools Exhibition (Furnitec 2023) is also underway at SECC.
Organised by the Vietnam National Trade Fair & Advertising Company, Yorkers Trade & Marketing Service Co, and HAWA, the two events will also feature livestream sessions introducing new technologies and a series of wood technology seminars. Topics include proactive production - simplified operations, green factories with a focus on carbon neutrality, equipment health and smart maintenance, among others.
The two exhibitions are scheduled to last until September 23.