The first edition of HortEx Vietnam was launched from 14-16 March 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. Based on this launch and growing interest in the Vietnamese and South East Asian market the organisers aimed to double the exhibition in terms of size for 2019.
At present the organisers are very pleased to see that more than 80% of the space is already occupied.
Dates for HortEx Vietnam 2019 are set from 13-15 March and the exhibition will take place once again in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC).
Kuno Jacobs from Nova Exhibitions states: “Besides the growing interest amongst international companies we also notice a very strong increase in exhibitors from neighbouring countries such as China, Thailand and Taiwan. The collective pavilion from Taiwan doubled in size and from China and Thailand we are welcoming a large number of new participants. This strong increase is in line with our expectations and underlines the interest amongst horticultural suppliers in the Vietnamese and South East Asian market.”
Currently the exhibition is hosting exhibitors from 21 countries including many key industry players such as: Agrico (Netherlands), Alfarroxo Trading (Portugal), APR – Novedades (Spain), Asthor Agricola S.A. (Spain), Beijing Kingpeng International Hi-Tech Corporation (China), BVB Substrates (Netherlands), CMF Groupe (France), Cyklop International (Netherlands), Danziger (Israel), Dümmen Orange (Netherlands/China), Enza Zaden (Netherlands), Ferrari Costruzioni Meccaniche (Italy), Florsani (Ecuador), Gakon Horticultural Projects (Netherlands), Ginegar Plastic Product Ltd. (Israel), Greefa (Netherlands), Greenyard Horticulture Belgium n.v. (Belgium), Irtec S.p.A. (Italy), Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH (Germany), Koppert Biological Systems (Netherlands), Lambert Peat Moss Inc. (Canada), Mekong Agri (Vietnam), Mikskaar AS (Estonia), Netafim (Israel), Phormium (Belgium), Richel Group (France), Rijk Zwaan (Netherlands), RKW Hyplast NV (Belgium), Royal Brinkman (Netherlands), Sab S.p.A. (Italy), Semillas Fitó (Spain), Sercom International (Netherlands), Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss Ltd. (Canada), Urbinati S.r.l. (Italy) and many more.
Vietnam is the fastest growing economy in the ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) with an average GDP growth of 7.5% per year.
The middle and affluent class (MAC) in Vietnam will double in size between 2014 and 2020, from 12 million to 33 million. MAC consumers, whose income is from VND15 million (US$714) or more a month, are also spreading out to other provinces and cities.
Vietnam, with a population of some 95 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 $3.5 billion in 2017.
Furthermore Vietnam has the potential to become one of the world’s largest flower exporters according to experts.
HortEx Vietnam enables participants to meet key decision-makers, strengthen valuable contacts with customers and partners and explore the potential of an exciting growth market.
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