HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – Around 100 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors will take part in the country’s biggest coffee exhibition, the 2017 Cafe Show Viet Nam, to be held in Ho Chi Minh City next week.
The three-day event from March 2 will offer leading global and regional coffee industry companies a chance to showcase their latest products and the latest trends.
They will exhibit under the categories of coffee, beverages, bakery, raw materials, machinery, mergers and acquisitions and start-ups, ice creams, chocolates, and coffee beans.
There will be business matching events enabling companies to find partners to expand their business.
Forums to share experience in and knowledge about the coffee and beverage industries will also be held.
There will be two competitions — The Cup of the World and the 2017 Viet Nam National Barista Championship.
While the former is for bartenders, the other, to be held for the first time in Viet Nam, is for baristas.
The 2017 Cafe Show Viet Nam is a part of Café Show which has been held for the last 15 years in South Korea.
Last year the former attracted 76 exhibitors from nine nations and territories and 18,000 visitors from 12 countries and territories.
The exhibition at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7 will open on March 2.