Vietnamese agricultural and food products to FOODEX Japan 2023

The PAN Group will attend the 48th edition of the international food and beverage exhibition (FOODEX Japan 2023) in Tokyo, Japan, from March 7-10, 2023, at booth 4B600 with outstanding products in three groups of agriculture, aquaculture and packaged food.

FOODEX Japan 2023 is considered the leading food and beverage (F&B) tradeshow in Japan and one of the top three in the world.

The exhibition has been given particular interest to the F&B business community. It is considered a "gateway" to exploit exports to the Japanese market and Asian countries, with the participation of nearly 1,500 exhibitors from 44 countries and territories (77 per cent of businesses come from countries outside of Japan).

The event will also attract nearly 33,800 visitors from 98 countries worldwide (including nearly 11,000 international visitors), of which almost are wholesalers, retailers, food service, and F&B manufacturers.

Việt Nam is expected to participate in 39 businesses at FOODEX Japan this year with many big names in the food and agriculture sector. Vietnamese firms will bring agricultural products; vegetables; fresh, processed and canned fruits; processed seafood; nutritional food from cereals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; confectionery.

As one of the representatives for Vietnam's agriculture and food sector, The PAN Group will attend the exhibition with its member companies, including Khang An Foods, Aquatex Bentre, Bibica, and Lafooco.

PAN's booth will continue to recreate the sustainable value chain and introduce the most typical products, which are the pride of Việt Nam, such as shrimp, pangasius, vegetables, confectionery, cashew nuts, fresh flowers, dried fruits, coffee, rice, and traditional fish sauce.

This activity is also expected to create a favourable environment to promote trading opportunities for the group's member units in expanding domestic and international markets. PAN said this is the first time they have participated in FOODEX Japan 2023 with the group's scale though their member companies have been familiar with the event for years.

This would be an opportunity for the group to introduce agricultural and food products with high added value from Vietnam thanks to deep processing according to high standards with their own brands to the international community.

Mrs Nguyen Thi Tra My, The PAN Group's CEO, shared: "High-end markets such as Japan, the US, and the EU have long been PAN's traditional markets. However, we consider participating in big fairs like FOODEX Japan an opportunity to expand the market and promote products and a good opportunity to reposition Vietnamese agricultural products and food internationally.

"Previously, the world knew us as a country with large agricultural output but not appreciated for its quality. We want to prove that currently, agricultural products and foods that are deeply processed and branded in Vietnam can be confident in quality comparable to products of any country in the world market."

A PAN representative in the confectionery sector added: "Japan has been Bibica's traditional market for more than ten years. We entered the market from the position of processing goods. There are very popular Bibica branded products in the Japanese market, such as Cherry soft candy.

"Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bibica has products that have never seen a decline in sales in the Japanese market. In 2022, Bibica recorded an increase of 32 per cent over the previous year and increased by 111 per cent compared to 2019 before the pandemic. I hope these numbers inspire Vietnamese businesses to confidently exploit high-end international markets like Japan, the US, or the EU."

In addition to the main trading activities from March 7-10, FOODEX Japan includes many specialised exhibitions and business connection activities continuously during the 4-day event. In 2022, Japan was Vietnam's fourth largest trading partner, with a total import-export turnover of US$50 billion. The culture and cuisine of Vietnam and Japan are also highly appreciated for their harmony, which serves as a foundation to open up great cooperation opportunities in agriculture and food.

The Advantages of Learning Vietnamese

Learning a new language is necessary to expand your horizons and open up new opportunities. If you’re looking to learn a language that is becoming more popular worldwide, Vietnamese is a great choice. Vietnamese is Vietnam's official language. Today, Vietnam is among the fastest-growing economies in the world. Also, Vietnamese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with around 76 million native speakers worldwide. It is the official language of Vietnam. Vietnamese is spoken in countries such as the United States, France, and Cambodia. Indeed, the Vietnamese language may be spoken by well over 90 million people. Yes, mastering Vietnamese can open up a world of opportunities and experiences to many.

As a country continues to experience rapid economic growth, it needs a workforce that can speak the language. Certainly, those who speak Vietnamese fluently will be betterplaced to take advantage of the countless career opportunities in this dynamic country. Learning Vietnamese can open up a world of opportunities for anyone interested in exploring the culture and history of Vietnam. With its unique phonology and complex grammar, it can be quite challenging to learn Vietnamese. However, it can also be a rewarding experience. What’s more, learning Vietnamese comes with numerous other advantages- improved communication skills, enhanced cultural understanding, and better job prospects.

Further, learning Vietnamese can enhance critical thinking skills and improve memory recall. Yes, with its rich culture and history, learning Vietnamese will give you an opportunity to explore a new language and culture- something you may not have been exposed to before. But learning this language has several benefits beyond the professional world—it gives you a better understanding of the country’s culture and way of life. Admittedly, Vietnamese is unique; it has been heavily influenced by Chinese, French, and English. As a result, it has unique grammar and pronunciation that you won't find in many other languages.

Learning this language presents a great way to make friends with locals. Vietnamese people are usually friendly. Likely, the locals will be more than happy to teach you their language. As a result, you’ll better appreciate the beauty of this country. You can easily converse with locals in their native tongue. Further, learning Vietnamese can help improve your skills in other languages. Because its grammar and pronunciation are radically different from English, this helps you understand the nuances of other languages. As such, learning Vietnamese is a great way to challenge yourself intellectually. While it can be difficult to learn a new language, with hard work and dedication, you’ll be able to reap the rewards. Obviously, there are many advantages to learning Vietnamese- from grabbing professional opportunities to cultural appreciation. Yes, with hard work and dedication, you can become fluent in Vietnamese within a short time.

Here’s a roundup of the general advantages of learning Vietnamese:

Increased employment options: The ability to speak Vietnamese can be a great asset when looking for employment. Knowing the language can give you an edge over other candidates. It shows the potential employers that you are open to cultural diversity and have a good understanding of the Vietnamese people. Another advantage relates to increased cultural knowledge. Learning Vietnamese can help you gain an understanding of the culture, history, and customs of Vietnam. It can help you understand the local language and customs of the country. Undoubtedly, it helps you communicate and interact with locals.

Increased travel opportunities: The ability to communicate in Vietnamese can be extremely beneficial when travelling to Vietnam or other countries where the language is spoken. You can easily communicate with locals, book tours, and find places to eat and stay. Another advantage is improved mental clarity. Of course, learning a new language is a great way to exercise the brain and improve your mental clarity. And, as with any other language, the more you practice, the better you become. Also, you can enjoy increased social interaction. A distinct advantage of learning a new language is the ability to network with friends and family who speak this language. It can be an incredibly rewarding experience; it opens up new relationships as well.

Improved self-confidence: Learning a new language can boost your self-confidence and make you feel capable in a variety of situations. Learning Vietnamese can be a great way to explore new opportunities, gain cultural knowledge, and improve your mental clarity. By taking the time to study the language, you can open up a world of experiences. So, if you’re looking to learn Vietnamese, why not start today?

Vietnam beauty pageant industry with Miss Global 2023

Vietnam beauty pageant industry with Miss Global 2023

Vietnam has made major changes to the global beauty rankings through remarkable achievements in recent international pageants. Grasping that opportunity, Vietnam announced to host Miss Global - one of the world's most prestigious beauty pageants in 2023 for women and single moms aged 18-35. This year, the contest has gained the commitment to be accompanied and supported by international organizations from the United Nations, including UNESCO and Human Rights.

2023 will be the year of the 10th anniversary of Miss Global, attracting 100 contestants from different nations. Each contestant has her own strengths and has thorough preparation for Miss Global 2023.

Solid support system

Mr. Keita S. Cheick - Ambassador of Human Rights Organization from the United Nations - believes that Miss Global 2023 in Vietnam can convey deep meanings when dedicating to women empowerment, wellness and Vietnam as a whole. The country itself is unique and culturally significant with long history and strategic geographical location, breathtaking landscapes, along with rapid economic growth despite the unprecedented challenges of Covid-19 pandemic. This partnership will be an exciting journey for the United Nations with Miss Global and Vietnam, as this contest can spread the message of culture and happiness of women and young people to the world.

Desire to be different

To start the series of outstanding, modern and impressive events, especially the finale, capturing tens of thousands of spectators' attention, Miss Global organizer began with a top-notch visual launching, using unique mapping technologies to reminisce a cultural, fashion and artistic atmosphere that no other event or pageant has ever done. In order to show Miss Global to the fullest, the performance of models and artworks were also highlighted in the press conference.

Women beyond beauty

Mr. Henri Hubert, creative director of Le Nom Vietnam, the organizer of Miss Global 2023 shared: "Miss Global will be Vietnam's annual international event starting from 2023. This will go above and beyond a usual beauty contest, and will emphasize how beauty can contribute to the development of society and to the whole world. It will also be referred to as an enchanted event with unique ideas and interesting concepts through splendid visuals and performances. This is the golden opportunity to showcase Vietnam's values, beauty and culture, to bring Vietnam closer to the world and vice versa."

In Miss Global 2023, the journey of the contestants will be published as a documentary series and will be premiered widely around the world. This is also the first and only beauty pageant to be broadcast live by AXN Asia - an Asia's leading English-language general entertainment channel.

Potential to Become the Best Golf Course in Vietnam

Potential to Become the Best Golf Course in Vietnam

World golf legend Sir Nick Faldo and the Faldo Design team spent a day at the Silk Path Dong Trieu golf course site. A construction review is carried out at the project site by Sir Nick Faldo and the Faldo Design team.

During the visit to the site, Sir Nick Faldo personally reviewed and evaluated each hole under construction and made adjustments on details of his design work to produce a final golf course that is not only visually stunning but also loaded with challenges for golfers of all abilities.

At an intimate gathering later that day in Hanoi between Sir Nick Faldo and Silk Path's senior management and project team, he declared: "I really enjoyed my first site visit to Dong Trieu and am very happy with the golf course progress. We have many great golf holes with interesting features including rock, elevation changes, pine trees, streams, lakes and mountain views. Silk Path Dong Trieu has the potential to become the best golf course in Vietnam and I look forward to seeing the construction progress on my next design visit in 2023."

In addition to being funded and developed by Silk Path Group, a company with extensive knowledge of the luxury resort and five-star hotel industries, the Dong Trieu golf course project also receives advice and oversight from Everygolf Vietnam Joint Stock Company.

With a development area of more than 130 hectares and an investment of more than USD60 million, the project satisfies all requirements for holding future international golf tournaments.

"This is a crucial project for the company in 2022 because it will help to further the promotion of the Silk Path brand and draw in a variety of tourists, including those from markets like South Korea, Australia, USA, and Europe, in addition to domestic tourists," said Mr. Bui To Minh.

The project's elements are, specifically, Sir Nick Faldo Signature courses of 18 holes championship length and one 9-hole course of shorter holes integrated with a golf instruction academy. Accommodation and top-notch entertainment amenities, and 5-star-quality services are also included in the Silk Path branded resort environment.

Along with emphasising the design sector, Silk Path Group has been making significant investments in the development of human resources with a team of domestic and international professionals, combining modern equipment to bring professional and top-notch golf course products and services to Vietnam and the region.

Silk Path Dong Trieu project, which is scheduled to be finished at the start of Quarter 4 in 2023, aims to redefine the golf experience for golf enthusiasts around the world while also becoming a benchmark for high-end golf courses in Vietnam.

Sir Nick Faldo won 6 majors (3 Masters & 3 Open Championships), 41 tournaments worldwide and was ranked #1 in the world for a total of 97 weeks. Sir Nick was knighted by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for his distinguished career and contributions to golf. He currently owns and heads up Faldo Design, one of the world's leading golf course design companies which have designed highly acclaimed golf courses throughout the world.