(VOVworld) – The Vietnam International Food Industry Exhibition (Vietnam Foodexpo 2016) will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from November 16-19. More than 300 businesses from 30 Vietnamese localities and 15 countries and territories are expected to participate in the event, selling various products at about 500 booths including dried fruits, seafood, beverages, and food materials. The event allows enterprises to promote their products and services as well as gain access to domestic and foreign markets. Participants could also connect with wholesale and retail distributors and potential food importers and investors. Information on the latest technologies in processing high-quality foodstuffs was also available. This year, Italy was selected as the Country of Honour at the expo. An Italian delegation will bring modern technology and unique Italian products to the event. Some Italian importers also plan to attend Vietnam Foodexpo 2016 to look for Vietnamese business partners. The third international conference of the food industry (Food Vietnam 2016) will be held as part of the expo to discuss national branding strategies and producing safe and high-quality food. Other activities hoped to draw visitors include a cooking contest, a trade exchange program, a signing ceremony of business contracts, and an award ceremony for impressive products at the expo.