On December 9, 2020, the representative of Nafoods Group, Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung — Standing Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors / General Director of the company participated in the seminar at the Vietnam International Food Industry Conference 2020, led by BioTrade Project. Southeast Asia is organized by Helvetas Vietnam and the Center for Rural Economic Development (CRED).
The content of the conference showed that Vietnamese food products not only met the domestic market demand but also succeeded in holding a high position on the world export map. In particular, Vietnam is gradually becoming an important and rich source of agricultural products and foodstuffs for many countries around the world.
However, some experts believe that the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of turmoil, making the Vietnamese food industry heavily affected. Typically, the supply chain of raw materials was broken, domestic consumption decreased, export orders were canceled or significantly reduced … At the same time, logistics activities, freight transportation were also delayed. congestion at ports; shortage of goods and capital flows in warehouses …
Currently, consumers are seeking more food safety after the COVID-19 epidemic, so they also tend to favor using local products due to their clear origin. Specifically, about 76% of respondents said they preferred domestic goods after the COVID-19 epidemic and this is an opportunity for the Vietnamese food industry.
Participating in the seminar: “Adapting to change and innovation” with representatives of the Ministries, sectors, and associations, From an enterprise perspective, Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung — Standing Vice Chairman of the Board / General Director of Nafoods Group Known: “Currently this business exports 60 countries around the world and has grown more than 40% in revenue in the past 2 years. Experience shows that, in order to overcome challenges, businesses need to reposition their core competencies, re-plan their business strategy, operate and manage the company … ”
Mr. Vu Ba Phu — Director of Trade Promotion Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade shared: “Innovating trade promotion activities to support businesses in the new period is an urgent requirement nowadays; In which, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has re-systemized the network of counselors and overseas trade representative agencies to connect domestic and foreign exporters and importers. On the other hand, the Ministry of Industry and Trade builds an online connection system to deploy seminars, conferences, trade … to support businesses. «
On the sidelines of the conference, businesses also said that, despite facing the «turbulent» market crisis, the food and food production industry still met the domestic demand, ensuring market price stability. school. Moreover, the enterprise proactively changes the mindset of production and business in a new context by investing in modern technology machinery and equipment, focusing on quality and product designs to conquer the market.