Supply – demand connection conference opens in Ho Chi Minh City

A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 8 to discuss the measures required to enhance the supply and demand connection for goods among units and localities.

A pavilion at the conference (Credit: VNA)
A pavilion at the conference (Credit: VNA)

The event brought together 2,763 enterprises from 39 provinces and cities from around the country.

In addition to agricultural products and traditional specialties, this year’s conference promotes the supply-demand connection for products in other sectors, including industry, supporting industry, rural industrial products and exports.

Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Huynh Trang said that the conference focuses on finding an output for new products or those that don’t have a market in the City, as well as solving any difficulties during the trading process, whilst strengthening the links and cooperation among units.

On the occasion, specialties and typical products from every region in the country are being showcased at 450 pavilions.

The display area was divided into different areas including: local goods from around the country; products with potential for export; popular products from Ho Chi Minh City and the neighbouring provinces and cities; and the supporting industry.

Notably, the conference launched the website for the first time in order to help enterprises and localities to promote their links easily. In addition, the distributors set up information stations to communicate with suppliers on their consumers’ demand for the quality and packaging of products.

First launched in 2011, the supply – demand connection conference has become a trusted destination for enterprises, retailers and producers both in the country and from abroad, contributing to accelerating the formation of the supply chain and reducing the intermediary costs.