Food & Hotel Vietnam exhibition 2022 opens in HCMC

The 11th international food & drink, hotel, restaurant, bakery & food service equipment, supplies & services exhibition (Food & Hotel Vietnam 2022) has opened from December 7-9 at Saigon Exhibition & Conference Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

The exhibition aims to build the linkage for enterprises to establish valuable connection with potential business partners, approach market trends and improve operational efficiency.

As Vietnam's top international food, drink & hospitality exhibition for the past 15 years, Food & Hotel Vietnam 2022 (FHV) obtains more than 300 leading domestic and foreign enterprises in the exhibition area of over 10,000 m2. In which, more than 65 percent are international businesses from over 28 countries and territories. FHV is proud to have the presence of 21 international pavilion groups from the EU, Germany, Italy, UK, Belgium (3 groups), Australia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain (2 groups), USA, Canada (3 groups), Uruguay, Singapore, Japan, etc.

Food & Hotel Vietnam exhibition 2022 opens in HCMC

FHV 2022 presents the diverse exhibit profiles, including: bakery & confectionery; coffee & tea equipment & supplies; food & drinks; food service - front of house equipment; food service - back of house equipment; hospitality, technology, design & supplies; hotel/pool & spa/fitness equipment & supplies; packaging equipment & materials; wine & spirits equipment & supplies; general services.

FHV 2022 cooperates with the respected international and local associations such as European Union, Italian Trade Agency, The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Potatoes USA, U.S. Meat Export Federation, USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, Canada Beef International Institute Inc., Ontario Ginseng Growers Association, The Agriculture And Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – UK, European Beef From Spain – Provacuno, Norwegian Seafood Council, Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (Awex) - Embassy Of Belgium, Vlam Poultry, Belgian Meat Office (Vlam), German Meat, National Meat Institute of Uruguay - Uruguay Beef & Lamb, Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association,... and other significant partners in food & hotel industry.

At FHV 2022, European Union Pavilion has showcased the unique characteristics and growing variety of European food and drinks at booth BJ5-01. Giorgio Aliberti, Ambassador of the European Union to Vietnam, said: “European Union agricultural food and beverages stand for authenticity, high quality, safety and sustainability. FHV 2022 offers us a fitting platform to showcase the rich potential of pairing European and Vietnamese food and create The Perfect Match!”

USA Pavilion gathers more than 24 companies and organizers at FHV 2022, showcasing the bakery & confectionery, beverage & drink, canned food/ condiments, catering, dairy products, fresh products, meat & poultry, snacks, natural/organic/health food, specialty food/ fine food. Speaking at USA Pavilion opening ceremony, Susan Burns, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, said: “Every exhibitor here today is key in supporting American farmers, ranchers, fishing industries, and other food businesses, as well as providing Vietnamese consumers with reliable and high-quality products. All of you are contributing to the growing and dynamic trade relationship between our two countries… Vietnam is now the eighth largest export market for U.S. food and agricultural products, while the United States is Vietnam's largest agricultural export market. Our total bilateral agricultural trade has more than doubled from over US$4 billion in 2011 to over $9 billion in 2021. Food and beverages also are products that bring people together and share our countries’ cultures.”

Canadian National Pavilion at FHV 2022 unites more than 20 companies and associations, providing a great space for products discovery and business-to-business meetings. Canadian products on showcase includes beef, fish and seafood, snacks, maple syrup, dairy, peas, alcohol and others. Canadian participation at FHV 2022 demonstrates Canadian industry’s commitment to Vietnam as one of the most important markets in Canadian export diversification strategy. In 2021, Canadian agri-food and seafood exports to Vietnam reached more than CAD$370 million. Canadian Consul General Behzad Babakhani in HCMC highlighted the advantage of Canadian food industry and the opportunity to grow Canada-Vietnam bilateral trade in agriculture, agri-food and seafood under the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement.

BT Tee, General Manager of Informa Markets, the organizer of FHV exhibition, said: “Returning after two years of difficulties and challenges for the food, restaurant, and hospitality industry, FHV 2022 is expected to bring many opportunities and industry networks for enterprises. Besides Asia Food and Beverage Summit 2022 (AFBS), dedicated Gelato Workshop, FHV also hosts the prestigious competitions that gathers talented candidates all over the world such as Vietnam Culinary Challenge 2022 (VNCC), Vietnam Barista Competition (VBC) and Vietnam Aromaster Championship (VAC).”

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