Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) was promoted by Asian Productivity Organization (APO) since 2004 in order to enhance productivity in harmony with environmental protection and oriented social- economy sustainable development. EPIF has been successfully organized in APO’s member countries, namely in Malaysia (2004), Thailand (2005), Singapore (2006), Philippines (2007), Vietnam (2008), Indonesia (2010), India (2011), Singapore (2013), Taiwan(2014), and the 10th EPIF was held in Thailand in June 2016.
In Vietnam, sustainable development is one of the fundamental criteria in reforming the model of economic growth as well as the most signiﬁcant goal which the economy aims at. After joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Vietnam’s deeper integration into the global economy, especially via such a comprehensive free trade agreement as the Trans-Paciﬁc Partnership (TPP) or the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), brings various opportunities and challenges. In the current context of intensive integration which results in increasingly competitive pressures on the society and economic sectors, the country will need activities which promote and support ﬁrms to rapidly integrate as well as raise consumers’ awareness in purchasing products. Furthermore, government’s policies and regulations need to be more obvious and speciﬁc so that green products can conﬁrm the position and develop sustainably.
Following the success of EPIF 2008 in Hanoi, under the support of the Ministry of Science & Technology and Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Vietnam National Productivity Institute (VNPI) in collaboration with Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and Global Expo and Event Joint Stock Company (GLOBAL EXPO) will host Eco-Products International Fair 2017 (EPIF 2017) from 11th to 13rd of May 2017 in Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City.
With the theme: “Green Technologies and Products – Actions for the Future”, EPIF 2017 is an practical activity for the development of Vietnam’s economy. Also, this event is of the importance to disseminate and raise community’s awareness towards productivity and sustainable development through producing and consuming eco-friendly products, services and technologies. In addition, this is an opportunity for domestic and foreign businesses, manufacturers to promote brands for the beneﬁt of the community and quality of life improvement; exhibit and introduce latest technological equipment and the green services, thereby they can establish and develop business relations, associate investment cooperation, trade promotion and transfer new technologies. Last but not least, the Fair is good chance for local experts to build national strategies, identify needs and activities that promote green growth in Vietnam.
The Organizing Committee of EPIF 2017 would like to warmly welcome all organizations, businesses and visitors to EPIF 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City.