Sustainable design and culinary delights at the Food and Hotel Vietnam Exhibition 2022
From 7 -9 December, 2022, the 11th Food and Hotel Vietnam exhibition (FHV) kicked off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), in Ho Chi Minh City. Nine Dutch companies participated together in the Netherlands Pavilion, showcasing the high-standard quality, safety, diversity and sustainability of Dutch Agri-food products including dairy products, frozen food, processed food, beverage & drind and foodservice equipment.
About the Food & Hotel Exhibition
FHV is one of largest international food, drink & hospitality exhibition in Vietnam, organized 11 times in the past 15 years. This year, after 2-year delay due to COVID-19, this event aims to rebuilding the linkage for enterprises, providing valuable connection to potential business partners, promoting market trend and operating efficiency improvement opportunities. With 10.000 m2 of exhibition space, the fair obtained 300 exhibitors from Vietnam and international countries, setting up booths and 22 international pavilions, to display products, materials and equipment, solutions and innovations serving for food, beverage and hospitality. In addition, the exhibition also organized various cooking shows and demonstrations by famous chefs.
Sustainable Netherlands Pavilion
This year, the Netherlands participated with a sustainable pavilion, to highlight sustainability across the value chains. The Netherlands Pavilion is made of bamboo, recycle fabric and wood. The design is environmental-friendly, unique among exhibition and can be reused for several time. The Netherlands Pavilion united 9 Dutch companies, providing a great space for products discovery and business-to-business meetings. The companies work on dairy products, frozen food, processed food, beverage & drink and sustainable cooling system equipment.
Vietnam’s Food and Beverage Industry
Vietnam’s domestic food and beverage (F&B) is steadily gaining in market value. Before the covid-19 pandemic the F&B industry was growing at a fast rate due to population growth, increasing household incomes and shifts in consumer behavior. The Vietnamese people spend a sizeable portion of their incomes on food and drink, around 20 to 48 percent. Vietnam is also Asia’s top beer consumer. Tourism is another sizeable contributor, tourists spend an average of 23.7 % of their budget on food and drinks while in Vietnam. Besides Vietnam’s fast-growing middle class population there is also a sizeable youth demographic. This will influence future growth prospects, such as emergence of new culture and lifestyle trends that balance local norms with global preferences.
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