18 July 2024, 09:43
By Furniture News Jan 18, 2023

First stop, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Export Furniture Fair (HawaExpo) 2023, taking place at SECC from 22nd-25th February, will be the first formal opportunity to explore new product from the Far East this year. 

With a mission to promote the long-term and sustainable growth of Vietnam’s wood and handicraft industry, HawaExpo has been organised by the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade – endorsed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and supported by five key furniture associations. 

Nguyen Quoc Khanh, chairman of HAWA, comments: “Possessing good production capacity, effective management, a strong workforce and available raw materials, Vietnam’s wood and furniture industry takes a deserved spot as the world’s second exporter in this segment – and HawaExpo 2023 will showcase Vietnam’s diversification and the strength of its local manufacturers. The fair will present indoor and outdoor furniture and furnishings, as well as handicraft products –and it aims to break out of the outsourcing model and join the higher segments in the value chain.”

HawaExpo promises to be a one-stop furniture sourcing exhibition, meeting growing demand from all over the world in a strong location – Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounding area boasts more than 600 factories and is the country’s economic centre.

Additional benefits include sourcing services, seminars, networking cocktails and factory visits. Following the fair, an extended sourcing week, HawaExpo After Dark, will offer showroom visits, cultural exploration and more, while all exhibitors will participate in the online Hopefairs.com exhibition to promote effective trade connections during and after the show.

HawaExpo also invites visitors through its Organizer Support Buyer (OSB) policy, in addition to Organizer Support Exhibitor (OSE). The former promises benefits for visitors pre-registering through HawaExpo’s website before 15th January, including networking passes, buyer lounge access and buyer kit, a shuttle bus and fast airport check-in, plus sourcing services and factory visits. 

“With a series of diverse and attractive activities, HawaExpo will be a large-scale fair, helping buyers easily meet quality manufacturers, and suppliers,” concludes HAWA.

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