The fifth Vietnam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair (VIFA 2012) opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center on March 11.
The annual event, organized by the HCMC Handicrafts and Wood Industry Association (HAWA), is one of the most well-known export furniture fairs in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
The four-day expo features 600 booths showcasing a broad selection of indoor and outdoor furniture as well as a wide range of home accessories from 125 domestic and foreign businesses.
VIFA 2012 is the ideal destination for both visitors and exhibitors to explore potential business opportunities and gain fresh inspiration for interior design.
HAWA Chairman Nguyen Chien Thang said despite global economic downturn, Vietnam earned US$3.91 billion from wood exports in 2011, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent. Its most promising markets include China, Japan, the Middle East and South America.
The organizing board will arrange factory visits for foreign importers to nine factory showrooms in Dong Nai, Long An and Binh Duong provinces.
A seminar on trade promotion will also be held, aiming to boost wood exports to the US market.