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Mekong Connect 2019 to be held in Can Tho in November

The Mekong Connect 2019, themed “Linking the value chain of the delta, enhancing market integration,” will be held in Can Tho city on November 7.

The Business Association of High Quality Vietnamese Products and leaders of four Mekong Delta localities namely An Giang, Ben Tre, Can Tho and Dong Thap (ABCD Mekong) jointly organized a press conference in Can Tho on October 30 to introduce the event.

According to Vu Kim Hanh, Chairwoman of the association, this year’s event will feature four sessions of discussion, focusing on increasing value-added, promoting commercialisation of delta agricultural products, knowing market trends and orientating for delta agricultural products, applying technology to connect value chains, and linking Startups and developing native resources.

The organising board has set up a group comprising five working teams who directly exchange with each other every day to ensure smooth information delivery.

The Mekong Connect 2019, the fourth of its kind, is expected to lure 700 entrepreneurs, leaders from ministries, central agencies and Mekong Delta localities, representatives from domestic and foreign organisations and news agencies, as well as 30 renowned speakers.

The third Mekong Connect 2017 was held on October 25-26 in Ben Tre province, focusing on seeking measures to make full use of advanced technology to optimise the value of local products.