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The World Fresh Forum will analyse the keys and opportunities to target the table grape market in Vietnam.

Organised by ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, the Forum will host a total of four sessions — Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Canada and the United Arab Emirates — between 12 and 15 September, through the LIVEConnect platform.

07 Sep 2022

Next Tuesday, 13 September, the World Fresh Forum will be held with a presentation that will analyse the keys and opportunities for targeting the table grape market in Vietnam, one of the guest countries at this edition of Fruit Attraction.

The Vietnamese fruit and vegetable market is gradually opening up to Spanish fruit and vegetables. In 2019, the protocol for table grapes for Vietnam came into effect, making it the first fruit that can be exported to this country.  Moreover, Vietnamese importers consider that table grapes from Spain could be a new source of supply for the June to October period, when Spanish table grape production is in full season.

This begins a new chapter of significant potential for fruit and vegetable exports. A thorough understanding of the functioning of the industry and the specific demands of fruit and vegetable importers is essential. All of this will be analysed by government officials from MAPA and MINCOTUR, the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese importers and distributors who will participate in the session.

Organised by ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX, the Forum will host a total of four sessions — Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Canada and the United Arab Emirates — between 12 and 15 September, through the LIVEConnect platform. This session will be reinforced by the trade mission of buyers from all the markets that ICEX brings to the Fair, which will enable exhibitors to increase their contact with importers from the range of strategic markets.

Session schedule. 13 September

9:00      Opening statements:

José María Zalbidea, General Secretary of FEPEX

María José Sánchez, Managing Director of Fruit Attraction

María Naranjo Food Industry Managing Director at ICEX

9:05      Regulatory conditions for access to the Vietnamese market: MAPA and MINCOTUR

               Agustín Velilla, Deputy Managing Director of Inspection, Certification and Technical Assistance at MINCOTUR

María Arana Macua – Head of Deputy General Management of Health Agreements and Border Control at MAPA

9:30      Opportunities for the fruit and vegetable industry in the Vietnamese market:

               Néstor Santos, Economic and Trade Counsellor for Spain in Ho Chi Minh City

               Lu Minh Quang – Import Director at Biovegi (Vietnam)

               Josefina Mena del Pueyo – Commercial Manager at Moyca

               Cristina Gutiérrez – Commercial Managing Director at El Ciruelo SL

9:55       Discussion with the participants