Vietnam will host a textile and garment expo, April 5 to 8, 2017.
Saigon Tex 2017 will showcase high-end machinery and equipment and feedstock for the textile and garment industry.
The expo is expected to attract nearly 1,200 exhibitors from 23 countries and territories. It will also feature several seminars, including those on increasing value for Vietnamese textile and garment products, challenges and investment opportunities in the textile and footwear sector, trade barriers from the free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam, as well as today’s global apparel and fashion market.
Saigon Tex will offer garment companies a gilt-edged chance to foster relations with foreign enterprises and seek investment opportunities while enhancing technology transfer to increase local content in garment products and improving product quality to meet the needs of local and international buyers.
This will enhance the value of Vietnamese garment and textile products, contributing to the development of the industry amid the country’s international integration.
For 2017, Vietnam’s textile and garment sector aims for a growth rate of seven or eight per cent. Garment and textile exports in the first half of this year showed a year on year increase of 4.72 per cent and accounted for 41 per cent of the sector’s target for 2016.