During the event, 50 Thai manufacturers in different fields, such as food and beverage industry, cosmetics and healthcare organized more than 115 meetings with Vietnamese businesses. 

Businesses of the two countries sharing experiences

Addressing the event, Thai Consul General in HCM City Ureerat Ratanaprukse stated that the conference not only reflected Thai businesses’ confidence in the strong economic growth of Vietnam but also demonstrated the importance of the network of small- and medium-sized enterprises in economic growth of the two countries. She committed that Thailand will continue to be a sustainable partner to promote trade and investment between the two countries, making contributions to realizing the target to lift bilateral trade to USD 20 billion in 2020.

Director of the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City Pham Thanh Kien stressed that the conference was a golden chance for businesses of the two countries to meet and exchange experiences and expand cooperation in different fields as well as to strengthen the cooperation between the two business communities.

According to the Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh, in 2016, Vietnam-Thailand bilateral trade was USD 13.84 billion. It is predicted that bilateral trade between the two countries will reach USD 20 billion in 2020.

Translated by Tran Hoai