Sri Lankan businesses participate in the Viet Nam Expo for the first timeSlembassy
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Export Development Board (EDB) arranged the first-ever participation of Sri Lankan businesses at the Viet Nam Expo, which was held from 01 to 03 December 2022 at Sai Gon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City. This was the 20th edition of the Viet Nam Expo.
Representing Sri Lankan businesses, Hemas Manufacturing (Pvt) Ltd, Ceylon Fresh Teas Pvt Ltd, Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, Kelani Cables PLC, OREL Corporation Private Limited, and the SME companies viz. Healthy Foods Lanka Exports (Pvt) Ltd, Kandrick Tea Beverages Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Dehami Products and Success Holdings (Pvt) Ltd participated at the Expo.
The Sri Lankan businesses received well over 100 trade inquiries and held a large number of business meetings with interested parties. They have also interacted with over 20 potential buyers of products, mainly in the areas of electric cables, industrial electric products, cinnamon products, and various types of tea.
The Sri Lanka Pavilion was ceremonially opened by Mrs. Nguyen Van Nga, Director General, Agency for Southern Affairs of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam, Mrs. Bui Hoang Yen, Deputy Representative of Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency in Ho Chi Minh City and Mr. Nguyen Khac Luan, President – General Director, Vinexad Advertising and Trade Fair Joint Stock Company, by lighting the oil lamp and ribbon cutting.
The Expo provided an excellent platform for a variety of product sectors, such as Machinery & Electronics, Hardware & Hand Tools, Food & Propack, Garden & Landscape, and the International Pavilion, where countries displayed their unique products. Being the biggest trade Expo, Viet Nam Expo consisted of approximately 550 booths, with representation from 20 countries and 13,000 visitors.
Together with the EDB and businesses, Ms. Kishani Wickramasinghe, Minister Counsellor (Commercial) of the Mission coordinated Sri Lanka’s successful participation at the event.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
05 December 2022