Vietnamese products displayed at MEGA Show Hong Kong (China) 2023

Sunday, 22/10/2023 18:45
Products of about 70 Vietnamese handicraft and gift companies are being exhibited at the MEGA Show Hong Kong (China) 2023 from October 21-23, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
The Vietnamese booth at MEGA Show Hong Kong 2023 (Photo: VNA) 

The Vietnamese firms introduce handicrafts and household utensils made of natural and environment-friendly products that are suitable for current global consumption trends.

As the largest trade exhibition in Asia for handicrafts, gifts, household appliances, and consumer goods, MEGA Show Hong Kong gathers world-famous brands in the consumer goods industry.  The annual event attracts the attention of a large number of importers and exporters around the world. The fair is an effective channel for Vietnamese businesses to introduce and promote their products to international market.

For many years participating in the event, Vietnamese booths have always attracted a large number of visitors from all over the world, with sophisticated handicraft products of high quality meeting standards of demanding markets such as Europe and America. On the first day of opening, participating Vietnamese businesses signed several export contracts and received orders from foreign buyers.

The event attracts the participation of 4,100 businesses from over 30 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, China, Italy, the US, UK, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan (China), among others.

This year’s event is expected to lure more than 50,000 visitors.

National track-and-field tournament to be held in Hanoi next week

The 47th national track-and-field tournament will take place at Mieu Mon National Military Training Centre on the outskirts of Hanoi from October 24-28, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.

As many as 474 athletes have registered to compete in 24 events for men and 24 events for women, along with two mixed relay events (4x100m and 4x440m).

The 47th national track-and-field tournament is to select the best players to train in the lead up to the 33rd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 33) and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics in France. (Photo: VOV)

In addition to distance races, athletes will also compete in high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, javelin throw, discus throw, hammer throw, and decathlon (for men) and triathlon (for women).

The national track-and-field tournament is held by the Vietnam Athletics Federation to evaluate the training quality of localities and industries, and to select talented athletes for national and international competitions.

This year’s competition is to select the best players to train in the lead up to the 33rd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 33) and the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics in France.

All players who just competed at the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD) in Hangzhou, China will participate in the 47th edition.

Data For Life 2023 competition draws hundreds of entries

The "Data For Life 2023" competition had received nearly 200 entries from 197 teams with more than 580 participants nationwide since its launch in early August to September 30, said a representative from the ministry’s Police Department for Administrative Management of Social Order on October 21, said the Vietnam News Agency.

At a meeting of the steering board for the competition (Photo:

The entries were categorised into digital government and digital society, artificial intelligence and digital transformation, transportation and agriculture; education, health care and environment.

Following deliberations, the judging panel for each category selected 10-11 ideas to advance to the presentation round. As a result, a total of 41 entries made it to the preliminary round, 11 higher than the initial estimate.

Delegates at the meeting (Photo:

The final round is slated for November 23-24, with 10 teams taking part. The top five will be honoured.

The prizes are worth 370 million VND (15,400 USD) in total, with 200 million VND for the first prize and 100 million VND for the second prize.

Korean Vietnamese Culture Day attracts residents in HCMC

Artists of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have performed at the Friendship Culture Day in HCM City this weekend, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The event is held for the second time in HCM City by the Korean embassy and the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) to enhance the friendship between Vietnam and the RoK and to popularise Korean culture to people in HCM City.

"We are bringing a series of Korean cultural activities for local people to experience," said Choi Seung-jin, the KCC's director.

"The centre will promote cooperation and exchange with other localities in Vietnam in the future, bringing the people of the two countries closer through cultural activities."

The two-day event features Korean Sunggyu; Choo Joo-han and Vietnamese Suni Ha Linh, Orange and Roy Nguyen and performers from the Namdo National Gugak Centre.

Poster of Korean Vietnamese Culture Day in HCMC (Photo:

Sunggyu is a singer and actor. He is the leader and main vocalist of the boy band Infinite. His second extended play, 27 (2015), debuted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart and number eight on the US Billboard World Albums chart, and yielded two South Korean top-ten singles: The Answer and Kontrol.

Choo Joo-han is a musical actor. He debuted in 2015 with a role in the musical Mr Show and later earned roles in other productions such as Seopyeonje and Those Days.

A number of stalls showcasing Korean movies, tourism, and entertainment products are arranged on this occasion.

Visitors to the festival have the chance to participate in several interesting Korean cultural programmes and activities, such as joining traditional Korean games, a K-POP dance battle, trying out traditional Korean Hanbok costumes, and sampling delicious Korean street food.

A series of activities aimed at promoting Busan's bid to host the World Expo 2030 are scheduled to be introduced within the framework of the festival, which takes place on Le Loi street in District 1./.

Compiled by BTA