Hanoi – The 10th World Rice Conference will be held in Hanoi for the first time from October 10-12.
The event will be jointly held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and The Rice Trade Magazine. It will be joined by the Vietnam Food Association, and a number of rice companies and international experts.
With the participation of foreign rice importers, distributors and merchants from major markets such as China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Africa, Europe and Mexico, the conference presents an opportunity for Vietnam to promote its rice industry and exports and showcase the achievements in improving the quality and added values of Vietnamese rice products.
It aims to promote the country’s rice production industry and also helps to raise the image of Vietnamese rice as the country focuses on building an international brand and improving the quality of rice while implementing a rice export market development strategy and a new legal framework for rice export activities, according to the MOIT.
The conference is expected to see the attendance of 500-600 delegates from key rice exporting and importing countries, large rice trading companies and rice experts.
In the first eight months of 2018, Vietnam exported 4.4 million tonnes of rice worth 2.2 billion USD, up 6.8 percent in volume and 22.1 percent in value compared with the same period of last year.