September 24, 2023

The World Fresh Forum to analyze the table grape market in Vietnam

Organized by ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, IFEMA MADRID, and FEPEX, the Forum hosts a total of four sessions — Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates — between 12 and 15 September 2022, through the LIVEConnect platform.

The World Fresh Forum will be held with a presentation that will analyze the keys and opportunities for targeting the table grape market in Vietnam, one of the guest countries in this edition of Fruit
The Vietnamese fruit and vegetable market is gradually opening up to Spanish fruit and
vegetables. In 2019, the protocol for table grapes for Vietnam came into effect, making
it the first fruit that can be exported to this country. Moreover, Vietnamese importers
consider that table grape from Spain could be a new source of supply for June to
October period, when Spanish table grape production is in a full season.
This begins a new chapter of the significant potential for fruit and vegetable exports. A
thorough understanding of the functioning of the industry and the specific demands of
fruit and vegetable importers are essential. All of this will be analyzed by the government
officials from MAPA and MINCOTUR, the Spanish Economic and Commercial Office in
Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnamese importers and distributors who will participate in the
Organized by ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, IFEMA MADRID and FEPEX,
the Forum hosts a total of four sessions — Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Canada and the
United Arab Emirates — between 12 and 15 September, through the LIVEConnect
platform. This session will be reinforced by the trade mission of buyers from all the
markets that ICEX brings to the Fair, which will enable exhibitors to increase their
contact with importers from a range of strategic markets.
Session schedule. 13 September
9:00 Opening statements:

José María Zalbidea, General Secretary of FEPEX
María José Sánchez, Managing Director of Fruit Attraction
María Naranjo Food Industry Managing Director at ICEX
9:05 Regulatory conditions for access to the Vietnamese market: MAPA and

Agustín Velilla, Deputy Managing Director of Inspection, Certification and
Technical Assistance at MINCOTUR
María Arana Macua – Head of Deputy General Management of Health
Agreements and Border Control at MAPA
9:30 Opportunities for the fruit and vegetable industry in the Vietnamese market:
Néstor Santos, Economic and Trade Counsellor for Spain in Ho Chi Minh City
Lu Minh Quang – Import Director at Biovegi (Vietnam)
Josefina Mena del Pueyo – Commercial Manager at Moyca
Cristina Gutiérrez – Commercial Managing Director at El Ciruelo SL
9:55 Discussion with the participants

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