Vietnam’s domestic output continues to grow – as reflected in the performance of the country’s flagship furniture event, VIFA-Expo, taking place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, this March.

Providing a stepping stone to neighbouring fairs in the ASEAN region, this year’s exhibition is set to feature some 350 exhibitors over an area of 28,000 sqm.

Visitors from more than 79 countries and territories are expected to attend this unique platform for furniture, handicrafts, home decor products and supporting services – and these visitors will also be invited to visit local factories to explore these exhibitors’ manufacturing capabilities.

An area of the show will be reserved for the winners of the show’s Furniture Design Competition – Hoa Mai Prize 2017-2018. Established in 2002, the competition is staged by HAWA (Ho Chi Minh City’s Handicraft & Wood Industry Association) with the aim of developing Vietnam’s furniture design industry, by finding and fostering new talent.