Engage industry leaders and peers for an insight into Vietnam’s food and hospitality investment and development opportunities at forums hosted by the Vietnam Hotel Association and Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism
Ho Chi Minh City, 12 April 2017 - The Vietnamese tourism industry is set to grow for the foreseeable future as Vietnam continues to establish itself as a leading holiday destination in Southeast Asia. In the period between 2010 - 2016, the average annual growth rate of international visitors to Vietnam was reported to be higher than that of the 2006 - 2010 period (9.48 percent versus 8.95 percent). It is further predicted that the country expects to receive up to 17-20 million international visitors and 82 million domestic visitors by 2020.
This steady growth in both international and domestic tourism; the opening of more international-branded properties and tourist accommodation establishments, as well as general economic expansion – are key factors sparking greater travel interest into Vietnam. Statistics show that by the end of 2016, there is a total of 21,000 accommodation facilities with a total of 420,000 rooms across the country (an 11 per cent increase in the number of facilities and 18 per cent increase in the number of rooms compared to 2015), of which there are 797 three to five-star hotels with more than 80,000 rooms (104 five-star hotels, 230 four-star hotels and 463 three-star hotels).
Continuing cooperation between Vietnam Hotel Association (VHA) and Food&HotelVietnam
At a time when the tourism and hospitality sectors continue to flourish, the biannual Food&HotelVietnam trade event provides a valuable sourcing opportunity for the products and services catering to the food and hospitality industries, ranging from the finest and most unique food ingredients, to food service, kitchen and catering equipment, hotel amenities and software solutions. Complimenting the exhibition, the conference program held alongside the event covers a series of industry topics, where delegates can glean in-depth knowledge, keep up with the emerging trends, as well as further understand evolving customer needs to stay ahead of the curve.
The Vietnam Hotel Association (VHA) has shown strong collaboration with Food&HotelVietnam - bringing to the show a myriad of educational sessions and workshops catering to the development of the hotel industry. At Food&HotelVietnam2015, VHA organized a conference entitled “Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Tourist Accommodation Establishment System”, converging more than 200 hospitality industry experts to share insights and knowledge that ultimately set the tone for the industry outlook.
This year, VHA continues to join forces with Food&HotelVietnam to organize the “Vietnam Hotel Business and Investment Conference”, the largest of its kind. With an estimated attendance of over 300 senior delegates from many luxury hotels, the conference expects to offer opportunities for industry insights, knowledge share, best practices and business networking with various professionals from all facets of the hospitality industry.
This power-packed one-day synopsium is scheduled to take place on 25 April 2017 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) from 08:00 – 15:00hrs, covering a diverse range of relevant topics including:
- Overview of hotel business operations and investment in Vietnam
- Opportunities and challenges in hotel investment in Vietnam
- How technology is changing the hospitality industry
- Investing and operating hotels in Vietnam – The Vingroup experience
- Human resource practices in hotel industry
Key individuals who have confirmed their attendance are:
- Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan – Chairman, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
- Mrs. Do Hong Xoan – Chairwoman, Vietnam Hotel Association
- Mr. Ken Atkinson – Executive Chairman, Grant Thornton Vietnam
- Mr. K.C. Moy – Executive Vice President, Development, Asia Pacific, Capella Hotel Group
- Mr. John Gardner - General Director, Chains Caravelle Hotel JV Limited
- Mr. David Blackhall - Managing Director, VinaCapital
- Mr. Le Khac Hiep - Vice Chairman of the Board of Management, VINGROUP
- Mrs. Paulina Ngo – CEO, Elite Hospitality Group.
Strong support from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism will strongly contribute to this edition of Food&HotelVietnam by hosting an educational and interactive seminar, covering a broad range of topics related to Vietnamese cuisine and culinary arts. Vietnamese cuisine is considered as one of the most varied and seductive on the planet, playing a crucial and growing role in tourism development, as well as being a unique pillar for future economic and social growth. The seminar, thus, aims to introduce and honor the quintessence of Vietnamese cuisine culture, further enhancing its already significant role in the attraction of tourists and the overall tourism experience.
The seminar includes a number of panel discussions led by an illustrious list of experts, with topics ranging from current local food insights and trends, to relevant opportunities and challenges of doing businesses in the Vietnam’s food and hospitality sector. During the seminar, delegates will have the opportunity to meet, network, exchange best practices and mingle with over 300 participants from top hotels, resorts, food manufacturing, food retailing and restaurants nationwide.
The seminar brings on-board a unique and international mix of speakers consisting of inspiring industry experts, business leaders, researchers and food specialists, all striving to offer attendees the best possible experience and professional development opportunities. Top names not to be missed include:
- Mr. La Quoc Khanh - Deputy Director of the HCMC Department of Tourism
- Mr. Paul Le - General Secretary of Disciples of Escoffier Vietnam
- Mr. Nguyen Quoc Ky – General Director of Vietravel
- Ms. Nguyen Thu Huong – Mrs. World 2011’s second runner-up, Founder of Women Leader International Forum (WLIN), CEO of Nam Huong Corp.
- Assoc. Prof. Giovanni J Delrosario – Director/ Chef of Los Angeles Harbor College's Culinary Arts program, Chef of the Faculty of the Culinary Arts Program - Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Supporting the speaker lineup will be the lovely Ms. Duong Truong Thien Ly - the second runner-up in Miss Universe Vietnam 2008 who will be the main coordinator/ MC of the event.
Food&HotelVietnam – Uncovering Vietnam’s food and hospitality opportunities
Food&HotelVietnam2017, Vietnam’s largest and most international food, beverage and hospitality trade exhibition returns for the 9th edition from 25 to 27 April 2017 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Organized by UBM SES and locally supported by VCCI Exhibition Service, Food&HotelVietnam2017 features more than 520 local and international exhibitors from 31 countries and regions, further positioning itself as a key industry hub for the food and hospitality business. 20 country pavilions are represented this year, hailing from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and USA, and especially new group entrants from Greece, Philippines and Ukraine.
A wide range of high-quality equipment (from the front desk to the kitchen), food and beverages will be on display, from fresh fruits and fruit products (dried, frozen and canned fruits); meat, poultry and seafood; beverage (wine, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic drinks); tea and coffee; to whole grains and refined grains; food ingredients and additives; confectionery, milk and dairy products.
This comprehensive trade show is not only about food, but it also caters to every facet of the hospitality industry, offering an extensive array of front and back-end hospitality solutions to enhance operational efficiency, improve service delivery and optimize management. From tableware and furnishing; catering services and equipment; refrigeration equipment; to storage facilities; laundry facilities; specialty coffee equipment; and bakery equipment, Food&HotelVietnam2017 provides one-stop solutions to every hotel operation needs.
Other highlights of the show include the highly-regarded culinary and barista competitions - opening up a wealth of opportunity for participants to test their skills in an intense and action-packed series of challenges.
Food&HotelVietnam2017 exhibition catalog and information is now also available on Google Play and the App Store. To access to Food&HotelVietnam smartphone portal, simply capture the QR code below with a mobile device:
Be sure to check out this truly international food and hospitality industry show and we hope to see you on 25-27 April 2017!
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* Information and data in this press release provided by the Vietnam Hotels Association (VHA)
Food&HotelVietnam2017 at a glance:
Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Date: 25 – 27 April, 2017 (Tues – Thu)
Time: 0900hrs – 1700hrs
Food&HotelVietnam is Vietnam’s most international and comprehensive industry trade show, featuring the complete industry food and hospitality equipment value chain and offers itself as an industry platform for trade, training and promotion. Since its inception in 2004, the event has grown from strength to strength with consistently more quality industry buyers visiting over the years – the event of choice for the industry.
Food&HotelVietnam is organised by UBM SES and locally supported by VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd. For more information about the events, please visit: www.foodnhotelvietnam.com.
Joey Tran (Ms.)
Public Relation & Conference Executive
Tel: (+84) 8 3930 7618 (Ext: 108)
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