The Vietnam Food Technology International Exhibition (Vietnam Foodexpo) 2018 officially opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on November 14. The event, organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), sees more than 600 booths by 450 enterprises from Vietnam’s 31 provinces and cities, as well as countries and territories around the world. Enterprises attending the exhibition are showcasing a wide variety of food products including fruit and vegetables, coffee and tea, food ingredients, processed food and food processing technologies. Vietnam Foodexpo 2018 has attracted the participation of many Vietnamese food companies that have been given the National Brand awards, such as Phu Thinh, Sa Giang, Ben Tre Coconut, Satra, Vissan, Thien Huong and PAN Group. Speaking at the opening ceremony, MOIT Deputy Minister Do Thang Hai stated that Vietnam’s food industry has undergone a significant transformation over the past 20 years, with products conquering many markets in the world. He added that the Vietnam Foodexpo 2018 is the largest food industry event in Vietnam therefore the organisers have undertaken many substantive activities to help enterprises better meet consumer tastes. This year’s event has the Netherlands as the country of honour, which will share its experience in building food supply chains and food safety management with Vietnam. Vietnam Foodexpo 2018 is taking place from November 14-17, with the first three days reserved for commercial visitors only and the final day for public visitors.