The trade fair is co-organized by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade and Central Group, in cooperation with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Attending at the opening ceremony of the event were Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai and Thailand's Minister of Commerce Sontirat Sontijirawong.
The event themed “A Bridge For Vietnam Enterprises To Penetrate Into Thailand Distribution Network” aims to promote and introduce Vietnamese goods to Thai customers and ASEAN market.
About 50 Vietnamese businesses participated in the event with more than 50 display booths covering on an area of over 1,000 square meters. Exhibited goods include items with high export potential, such as processed fruits, coffee, instant noodles, cashew nuts, handicraft products and more.
Many famous tour operators and airlines and hotels also attended the event, including Vietjet, Air Asia, Thai Airways, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Accor Group, Asia Holidays by Phoenix Vogage, Asiana Travel. …
According to representative of Central Group, in order to enter the Thai market, Vietnamese enterprises must focus on improving their restrictions on preservation, marketing and price competition.
In 2017, Vietnamese goods worth US$60 million were exported to Thailand through Central Group’s retail system.
Central Group Vietnam (CGV) is a member of Central Group, which was established in Vietnam in July 2011. The group's business activities in Vietnam range from electronics, sports, fashion, shopping centers and hotels to e-commerce and supermarkets.
The group has invested US$5.5 billion in Vietnam in three years. The company plans to invest US$500 million in expanding its retail network and opening more new stores in Vietnam over the next five years.