Events

VIFA-EXPO 2018

 About: a specialized exhibition for all kinds of furniture and furniture accessories, a meeting forum to generate new ideas in interior design, interior architecture, woodworking machine and materials suppliers and furniture.Instrumentation, Biotechnology, Laboratory Technology and Services

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 7 – 10 March 2018


VACI 2018

About: Conference-Expo-Business Forum-Networking; Vietnam Water Cooperation Initiative (VACI) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions with particular emphasis on Vietnam and tropical water issues.

Venue: Almaz Int. Convention Center Vinhome Riverside, Long Bien

Time: 4-8 March 2018


ILDEX VIETNAM AQUACULTURE CONFERENCE 

About: Vietnam’s Aquaculture Industry Conference

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 14 -16 March 2018


AGRI VIETNAM 

About: The most comprehensive exhibition series on agriculture industry – Gathering point of Agricultural machineries, fertilizers, Agro chemicals and Agriculture products in Southeast Asia.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 14-16 March 2018


PLASTICS VIETNAM

About: International Plastics Exhibition

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 20 -22 March 2018


PROPAK VIETNAM

About: Processing and Packaging Exhibition and Conference for Vietnam

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 20 – 22 March 2018


VIBA SHOW 

About: Vietnam International Broadcast & AV Show. VIBA Show focuses on displaying the latest facilities for TV & Film Production, Post Production, Home Entertainment, Pro-audio Equipment and Hi-tech Broadcast Solutions

Venue: I.C.E. Hanoi (Cung Van Hoa)

Time: 05 -07 April 2018


SAIGON FABRIC & GARNMENTACCESSORIES EXPO 

About: The biggest and most important trade and information platform in Vietnam, exhibitors, displaying an extensive array of garments and fabric items

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 11-14 April 2018


VIETNAM EXPO 

About: Vietnam International Trade Fair

Venue: I.C.E. Hanoi (Cung Van Hoa)

Time: 11-14 April 2018


HVACR VIETNAM

About: The 12th International Exhibition on Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Air Filtration & Purification, Refrigeration Systems in Vietnam

Venue: National Exhibition Construction Center (NECC)

Time: 18 – 20 April 2018


COSMOBEAUTY VIETNAM

About: International Exhibition & Conference on Cosmetics, Beauty & Spa. Cosmo beauty attracts manufacturers, exporters, distributors, Agents & Suppliers: Perfumery, Cosmetics, Personal Hygiene, Natural Health Products, Health Food & Beverages…

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 19 – 21 April 2018


AUTOMECHANIKA HO CHI MINH CITY 

About: The second edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City, a Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 25-27 April 2018


CAFE SHOW VIETNAM

 About: international Cafe Show in Vietnam. CAFE SHOW VIETNAM’s features Coffee, Tea, Beverage, Bakery, Ice-cream, Raw Material, Machine& Equipment, Chocolate, Appetizer, Dessert, Cafe Interior & Consulting, Franchise & Start-up

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 3 -5 May 2018


LEDTEC ASIA

 About: Vietnam Int’l LED/OLED and Lighting Show

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 03- 05 May 2018


VIETNAM MEDI-PHARM

About: International Exhibition dedicated to Products, Equipment, Supplies for Pharmaceutical, Medical, Hospital and Rehabilitation in Vietnam

Venue: International Center For Exhibition (ICE HN 91 Tran Hung Dao, HN)

Time: 9-12 May 2018


SAIGON AUTOTECH 2018

About: All kinds of automobile, motorcycle and all products of supporting industry in the fields.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 24-27 May 2018


VIETNAM 3D PRINT FIESTA

About: 3D Design & Print Conference & Exhibition in Vietnam

Venue: Kinh Bac Cutural Center

Time: 6-8 June 2018


VIETNAM AUTOEXPO

About: Vietnam International Automobile Supporting Industries Exhibition & Conference

Venue: Vietnam National Convention Center – NCC. No 1, Thang Long Highway, Me Tri, South Tu Liem, Hanoi

Time: 6-9 June 2018


PAPER VIETNAM

 About: Paper Vietnam is one of the most grand and significant event in Vietnam and even Asia’s paper making industry

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 13 -15 June 2018


COATINGS EXPO VIETNAM

About: International Exhibition and Conference on Coatings, Pigment and Ink Industry for Vietnam

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 13- 15 June 2018


RUBBER & TYRE VIETNAM

About: International exhibition and conference for rubber industry and tyre manufacturing in Vietnam

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 13-15 June 2018


MTA VIETNAM

 About: International Precision Engineering, Machine Tools & Metalworking Exhibition & conference. MTA VIETNAM will showcase the latest technologies, products & solutions in precision engineering, machine tools & metalworking

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 3 – 6 July 2018


 

IFLE – VIETNAM

About: International Footwear & Leather Products Exhibition. IFLE – VIETNAM provides a chance to discover the latest product innovations, talk with the technical experts and find solutions to your manufacturing challenges.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 11 – 13 July 2018


 SHOES & LEATHER VIETNAM 

About: International Exhibition on Shoes & Leather Industry. Shoes & Leather Vietnam is the absolute place where companies who are known as the leader in manufacturing the raw materials and accessories for the shoe and leather industries

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 11 – 13 July 2018


VIETNAM ETE

 About: Vietnam International Electrical Technology & Equipment Exhibition

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 18 -21 July 2018


VIETBEAUTY

About: International Beauty exhibition in Vietnam. Viet beauty will showcase Cosmetics and Toiletries, Fragrances, Hair Products, Healthcare Machinery, Beauty Salon & Aesthetic Equipment, Nails and Accessories, Natural Health Products and more.

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 19 – 21 July 2018


VIETNAM MEDI-PHARM EXPO 2018

About: Pharmaceuticals, medical equipment’s, hospital, medical services, optical and dental products

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 2-4 August 2018


VIETNAM MANUFACTURING EXPO 

About: Machinery & Technology expo for the Manufacturing & Supporting Industries

Venue: I.C.E. Hanoi (Cung Van Hoa)

Time: 8-10 August 2018


VIETNAM SHEET METAL

About: Sheet Metal Fabrication Technology and Machinery Exhibition in Vietnam

Venue: I.C.E. Hanoi (Cung Van Hoa)

Time: 8-10 August 2018


VIETFOOD & BEVERAGE- PROPACK VIETNAM 

About: Food & Drink Expo; International Exhibition on Food Processing, Packaging Technology & Equipment

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 8 -11 August 2018


SECUTECH VIETNAM 

About: The largest professional exhibition & conference for security and fire & safety industry in Vietnam

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 16- 18 August 2018


PRINTPACK FOODTECH VIETNAM

About: The best platform for exhibitors to reach local business owners. With 15 years of experience, it has successfully build a reputation on professional industrial trade fair of printing, packaging and food processing sector

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 29 August-1September 2018


VIETNAM PLAS

About: International Rubber & Plastics Industry exhibition

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 4-7 October 2018


NEPCON VIETNAM

About: International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Trade Exhibition and Conference

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 11-13 October 2018


METALEX VIETNAM

About: International Machine Tools and Metalworking Technology Exhibition

Venue: SECC 799 Nguyen Van Linh street

Time: 11 -13 October 2018


MTA HANOI

About: A conducive platform for industry leaders, key decision-makers and technology experts to connect and collaborate.

Venue: I.C.E. Hanoi (Cung Van Hoa)

Time: 16-18 October 2018


VIETRF (VIETNAM INT’L RETAIL & FRANCHISE SHOW)

About: International Shop & franchise Show. VIETRF is the marketplace where franchisors & sellers have the opportunity to meet master franchisees, sub franchisees, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, retailers, buyers & decision makers from Vietnam & beyond

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center – SECC

Time: 1-3 November 2018


VIETNAM FOOD EXPO 2018 

About: The biggest exhibition in the food industry of Vietnam

Venue: SECC 799 Nguyen Van Linh street

Time: 14-17 November 2018


VIETNAM CYCLE 2018 

About: Two-wheeler exhibition

Venue: International Center For Exhibition (ICE HN 91 Tran Hung Dao, HN)

Time: 15-18 November 2018


VIETNAM EXPO 2018 IN HO CHI MINH CITY 

About: International Pavilion/ Machinery & Electronics/ Home Improvements

Venue: SECC 799 Nguyen Van Linh street

Time: 5-8 December 2018


VIETNAM HARDWARE AND HAND TOOLS EXPO 2018 

About: Specialized International Exhibition on Hardware and Hand tools

Venue: SECC 799 Nguyen Van Linh street

Time: 5-8 December 2018


VIETNAM MEDI-PHARM EXPO 2018

About: Pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, hospital, medical services, optical and dental products

Venue: International Center For Exhibition (ICE HN 91 Tran Hung Dao, HN)

Time: 6-8 December 2018


Festivals

New Year’s Day

About: It is the first day of the New Year, following both the Gregorian and the Julian calendar. This New Years’ holiday is often marked by fireworks, parades, and reflection upon the last year while looking ahead to the future’s possibilities.

Time: 1 January 2018

Place: Nationwide


Hoi An Lantern Festival

About: On the 14th day of each lunar month, the streets of Hoi An are spectacularly lit up with a display of colorful lanterns. Creating a uniquely picturesque scene, the houses and shops are beautifully decorated and activities are often held in the streets and along the Thu Bon River.

Time: 2 January, 31 January, 2 March, 31 March, 31 April, 29 May, 28 June, 27 July, 25 August, 24 September, 23 October, 21 November, 21 December

Place: Hoi An


Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year)

About: Known as “Tet” for short, this is the most important celebration in the Vietnamese calendar. Marking the start of the new lunar year, Vietnamese people gather with their families to exchange best wishes and pray for prosperity over the coming year. In Ho Chi Minh City, the streets are adorned with beautiful flower decorations.

Time: 14-20 February 2018

Place: Nationwide


Dong Da Festival

About: It is the biggest event to honor the memory of Emperor Quang Trung and other leaders of the Tay Son Uprising. It is especially in honor of their victory against the Thanh Dynasty at Dong Da(Hanoi) in 1789.

Time: 20 February 2018

Place: Hanoi


Co Loa Festival

About: This Festival pays homage to King An Duong Vuong who built the Au Lac Kingdom and the Co Loa Citadel to fight the battle against enemies in III B.C. People gather in Co Loa, the ancient capital, to enjoy many festive activities such as an official procession, traditional games, sporting events as well as live shows, singing and dancing.

Time: 21 February – 3 March 2018

Place: Hanoi


Tet Nguyen Tieu

About: To celebrate the first full moon of the lunar year, people decorate their houses with lanterns and eat stuffed sticky rice balls. It is also common for people to visit pagodas to pray for a peaceful year and send best wishes to family members and beloved friends.

Time: 2 March 2018

Place: Ho Minh City (Chinatown)


Perfume Pagoda Festival

About: The Perfume Pagoda (or Huong Pagoda) is considered to be one of the most important centers of Buddhism in Vietnam. The complex consists of several pagodas and temples built into the limestone of Huong Tich Mountain. During the festival, visitors can enjoy various activities such as a scenic boat ride along with exploring the holy caves. It is believed that climbing to the top of the mountain will bring you fulfillment and great success in life.

Time: 31 March – 5 April 2018

Place: Hanoi


Tet Han Thuc (Cold Food Festival)

About: It is a traditional festival of Vietnamese which takes place on the 3rd day of the third lunar month in the year. This is the occasion for family gathering to remember ancestors.

Time: 18 April 2018

Place:  Ho Chi Minh City (Chinatown)


Tay Phuong Pagoda Festival

About: Located approximately 20 kilometers from Hanoi, Tay Phuong Pagoda is famous for its 18 wooden statues of Buddha. Each year, a festival is held at the pagoda where villagers offer food and burn incense to pray to the Buddha. Pilgrims make their way to the festival to enjoy the pagoda’s beautiful scenery and architecture. There are also traditional games such as tug-of-war, cock fighting, human chess, wrestling and puppet performances.

Time: 21 April 2018

Place: Hanoi


Hung King Anniversary

About: This major event honours the Hung Kings. According to historical records and Vietnamese traditions, the Hung Kings were the founders of Vietnam. Hung Kings Commemoration Day is oriented around the themes of filial piety, ancestor worship, and patriotism.

Time: 25 April 2018

Place: Nationwide


Hue Festival

About: The event brings together unique traditional and contemporary art performances imbued with Vietnamese cultural identity, especially Hue culture including Imperial Night, Nam Giao Offering Ritual, Ao dai (traditional long dress) and royal clothing show, Vietnamese Timbre, etc.

Time: 27 April – 2 May 2018

Place:  Hue


Danang International Fireworks Festival

About: It is an annual international fireworks competition hosted by Danang City. The first Danang International Fireworks Competition was held in 2008. Every year, the competition usually takes place at the end of April with the participation of 3-4 international competitors and the host – Danang City.

Time: 29 April – 30 June 2018

Place:  Danang


Reunification Day

About: Known as ‘Ngày Thống nhất’ in Vietnamese, it is also known as Victory Day or Liberation Day. Some Vietnamese may call the day ‘Saigon fall’. It marks the fall of the Saigon government on 30 April 1975 when Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops captured Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City). This brought the Vietnam war to an end and began the process of unification of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North) in the North and the Republic of Vietnam (South).

Time: 30 April 2018

Place: Nationwide


International Labor Day

About: it is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. On this day, Vietnamese people living in major cities often head back to their hometown or travel to tourist attractions

Time: 1 May 2018

Place: Nationwide


Buddha’s Birthday (Vesak)

About: An important day on the Buddhist calendar, this day commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. People gather at pagodas , which are decorated by beautiful flower garlands and Buddhist flags. The monks offer sermons and pray for the nation’s prosperity and peace.

Time: 29 May 2018

Place: Nationwide


Tet Doan Ngo

About: This traditional festival is usually held in the middle of the year, marking the seasonal shift from spring to summer. It is a time when farmers begin growing crops for the new season and get rid of pests. Therefore, to aid good health and ward off illness, it is traditional for people to eat fermented sticky rice during this festival.

Time: 18 June 2018

Place: Nationwide


Tet Trung Nguyen

About: It is also called ‘forgiveness of the lost soul’, ‘Lost Souls Day’ and ‘Wandering Souls day’, all names suggesting the theme of the festival. On this day people call upon the Lord Buddha and pray to him to dissolve all unjust accusations against their deceased ancestors and other spirits and also pray for their souls to rest in peace.

Time: 25 August 2018

Place: Nationwide


National Independence Day

About: This day commemorates Vietnam’s declaration of independence from France in 1945. There are speeches, parades, fireworks, and other festivities across the country, with a large march in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, where the declaration of Independence was made.

Time: 2 September 2018

Place: Nationwide


Do Son Buffalo Fighting Festival

About: With a history dating back to the 18th century, the Buffalo Fighting Festival in Do Son (near Haiphong city) relates to a custom of worshipping the water deity. People of the nearby villages bring their best and strongest buffalos to fight against the other villages. The winning village is said to enjoy a year of good luck and prosperity.

Time: 18 September 2018

Place: Haiphong


Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival)

About: The traditions surrounding this holiday date back thousands of years, and they place a huge emphasis on children. It is thought that the festival was originally celebrated to give parents time to catch up with their children after the summer harvest was completed. People also believed that children were innocent and pure, and thus were the closest connection to the sacred and natural world.

Time: 24 September 2018

Place: Nationwide