HortEx Vietnam, the first dedicated exhibition for Horticulture and Floriculture in Vietnam, which will take place from 14-16 March 2018 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, has recently received new support from several (semi) governmental bodies.
After the kick off meetings which were held at the end of May / beginning of June the organisers can confirm the following new supporting partners: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam, The Lam Dong Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Center (TIPC) and the Dalat Flower Association.
This support comes in addition to the support, which was already granted, by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Fruit & Vegetable Association (VinaFruit).
This strong support confirms the position of HortEx Vietnam as unique B2B platform for the Horticulture and Floriculture sector in Vietnam and the necessity of the event.
Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director of Nova Exhibitions, states: “We are very pleased with this extensive support and also the interest from both local and international companies. Of course we knew before we launched the exhibition that Vietnam is a large potential market but the fact that companies are already signing up really affirms that Vietnam is in need of such targeted trade event for Horticulture and Floriculture.”
Many leading companies already registered including; Agrico (Netherlands), Asthor Agricola S.A. (Spain), Barnel USA (USA), BVB Substrates (Netherlands), Comptoir Paulinois SAS (France), Enza Zaden (Netherlands), Fresh Studio Innovations Asia (Vietnam), Hortus Supplies International BV (Netherlands), Koppert Biological Systems (Netherlands), Innotec Systems (Netherlands), Netafim (Israel), Richel Group (France), Rijk Zwaan (Netherlands), RKW Hyplast NV (Belgium), Royal Flowers (USA) and many more.
Horticulture and Floriculture are one of the most promising sectors of the Vietnamese economy. Vietnam, with a population of some 92 million people, is a huge emerging market and the country‘s exports of Fruits & Vegetables have enjoyed strong growth in the past years, with an average rate of 26.5 per cent a year; from $439 million in 2009 to an estimated $ 3 billion in 2017.
Furthermore Vietnam has the potential to become one of the world’s largest flower exporters according to experts.
The sector is expected to show further growth due to strong exports and a strong domestic demand. The Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam, which will go into effect as of next year, will give an additional boost to the sector.