Large contingent of Dutch exhibitors at forthcoming HortEx Vietnam 2023

Photo credit: ©EKN Netherlands Pavilion (sustainable booth designer Kubik)

Agroberichten, the newsletter of the network of Dutch agricultural counsellors worldwide, reports that the upcoming HortEx Vietnam 2023 show will bring together Dutch players in the horticultural sector to showcase their expertise.

Nova Exhibitions, supported by the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) and the Dutch Embassy in Vietnam, will host the inaugural edition of HortEx Vietnam between 1-3 March 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City. Dutch horticulture will be the focus of the trade show with 32 companies flying the Dutch flag in the Dutch sustainability pavilion, build by the Dutch Ministery of Agriculture.

On the eve of HortEx Vietnam 2023, the Dutch Embassy will organize farm tours to Dalat. The Embassy will also host a networking reception at the end of the show’s opening day plus an extensive educational programme.

Participating Dutch companies include Agrico, Anthura, BVB Substrates, DL Plastics, Dümmen Orange, Dutch Business Association Vietnam (DBAV), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam, Fresh Studio, Green Coco Companies, Holex Flower, ICL Specialty Fertilizers, Kenlog, Koppert, KP Holland, KUBO Greenhouse Projects, Legro, Lily Company, Limgroup, Lock Drives NL, Martin Stolze, Netherlands Vietnam Horti Business Platform (NVHBP), NPI Water Storage, Nunhems, Onings Holland Flowerbulbs, PackTTI, Priva, Ridder Group, Rijk Zwaan, Royal Brinkman, Van Iperen International, Weber Vacuum Group and XL Bloom.

“Sustainability and circularity are focus points for the cooperation between the Netherlands and Vietnam. There are many opportunities for Vietnamese and Dutch businesses to cooperate and contribute to the sustainable development of the Vietnamese horticulture and floriculture sector, which will lead to the upgrade of the sector,” stated Ms Ingrid Korving, the Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam.

The Vietnamese Horticulture sector is growing rapidly, with production systems slowly moving away from traditional open-field production to protected cultivation. Food safety and quality is becoming more and more important due to increasing local consumer demand for safe food and high standards and the increase of exports to various export markets, including the EU.

For 2023, the Vietnamese GDP is expected to grow with about 7 per cent. With this figures Vietnam is by far the fastest growing economy in the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region.

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