The festival was attended by commercial counsellors from China, Korea, Japan, India, the US, the UK, and the Netherlands in Vietnam; and leaders of the provinces: Lao Cai, Nam Dinh, Hoa Binh, Son La, Quang Nam, Quang Ninh.
Speaking at the opening of the festival, Ha Duc Anh, Deputy Secretary of the District Party Committee, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Van Yen district emphasised: the 4th Cinnamon Festival aims to introduce and promote the image of Van Yen cinnamon to domestic and foreign friends.
The event also aims to attract enterprises to invest in the deep processing of cinnamon products and promote the development of the value chain of cinnamon products from Van Yen.
The event is considered an opportunity to promote the tourism potentials and strengths of Van Yen district and develop eco-tourism, community, and agricultural tourism.
Que Van Yen has been protected as a geographical indication in the country and Thailand. With more than 52,000ha and over 50 cinnamon products of all kinds, present in many domestic and international markets.
A street performance of the Xa Pho ethnic group.
At the ceremony, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, presented the Decision and Certificate of trademark registration for cinnamon products processed from Van Yen district.
Dao ethnic people of Van Yen harvest cinnamon.
On this occasion, visitors can learn about the processes of mining, preliminary processing and the processing of cinnamon and cinnamon products. Especially, with 170 booths, a variety of products from cinnamon such as cinnamon essential oil, and handicrafts made from cinnamon were also introduced.