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Hanoi Gift Show 2019 features 650 pavilions

Hanoi Gift Show 2019, the eighth of its kind, kicked off in the capital city on October 17.

Organised by the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade, this year’s event features 650 pavilions showcasing handicraft products with new and unique designs that have high economic, technical and artistic values.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Thanh Hai said the event aims to promote Hanoi’s handicraft industry among domestic and international friends and boost the sector’s exports and sustainable development.

A number of sideline activities will be held as part of the show, including an international workshop on sustainable development of the handicraft sector with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), according to Deputy Director of the Hanoi Center for Industrial Promotion and Industrial Development Consultancy Hoang Minh Lam

A business networking programme namely “Match and Meet” is expected to draw 1,000 importers and businesses, he said.

The Hanoi Gift Show 2019 will run through October 20 and is hoped to attract 10,000 visitors.