The Hanoitimes - With more than 550 booths of 450 local and international firms, Vietnam Medi-Pharm has proven its prestige.
The Vietnam International Medical and Pharmaceutical Exhibition (Vietnam Medi-Pharm) started its 26th edition in Hanoi on May 8, with the participation of over 30 countries and territories.
The expo is annually organized by Vietnam Medical Import-Export Joint Stock Company (Vimedimex VN) and Vietnam Exhibition and Advertising Joint Stock Company (Vietfair) in May.
In his opening remarks, Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong said that with more than 550 booths of 450 local and international firms from Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, India, Japan, Poland, South Korea, the US, Thailand, and host Vietnam, among others, Vietnam Medi-Pharm has proven its prestige, as well as expectations of manufacturers and businesses in the healthcare industry, of those in the pharmaceutical market and medical equipment manufacturers in Vietnam.
Delegates cut the ribbon to open the exhibition. Photo: DN
Through the exhibition, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health expects to create a fair, healthy, stable and competitive business environment, based on the view of considering enterprises as a driving force for economic development, Cuong stressed.
He added that the Vietnamese health ministry recommended local and international manufacturers of pharmaceutical and medical equipment actively explore markets and partners to contribute to further trade exchanges and bilateral and multilateral cooperation in pharmaceutical and medical equipment.
The four-day exhibition offers an opportunity for participants to introduce their products, promote experience exchange, expand market and boost connection and technology transfer. Pharmaceutical products, food supplements, pharmaceutical processing, manufacturing and packaging equipment, lab equipment and healthcare services are also on display.
Officials of Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and delegates tour the exhibition. Photo: DN
Besides, Vietnam Medi-Pharm 2019 is focusing on high-quality healthcare services. The highlight is the display area of the Ministry of Health with the theme of "Vietnam Health", introducing Vietnam’s guidelines, policies and laws on healthcare.
Various activities will be held within the framework of the expo, including a national scientific conference on preventive medicine, a workshop on immunotherapy and stem cells for cancer and diabetes treatment, a program to respond to world hypertension day, along with other sideline events.