(KPL) Vientiane Furniture Fair 2018 will be opened next month with an aim of promoting Lao furniture products.
The fair will be held at Lao ITECC (old building) in Vientiane between March 24 and April 1, Vice President of the Lao Furniture Association, Mr Kongmala Phommalay told a press conference on February 7.
The fair also aims to promote the exchange of experiences on hard skills, marketing and sustainable exploitation of forest resources.
The furniture fair also aims to promote Lao furniture products in local and overseas markets and welcome Visit Laos Year 2018, said Mr Kongmala.
To be on display and for sales will include wooden furniture products, products made from rattan and bamboo, and non-timber forest products, handicraft products, consumer goods, among others.
During Vientiane Furniture Fair 2018, there will be wood carving demonstrations, lucky draws and cultural performances.
Representatives of ASEAN Furniture Industries Council and furniture makers from neighbouring countries will also join the furniture fair.
Present at the press conference were Deputy Head of Trade Promotion Department, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Mr Sisangkhoum Khotyotha, Deputy Head of Vientiane Department of Industry and Commerce Sompasong Sangouanvong, and Director of Vientiane Department of Information, Culture and Tourism Khampadith Khemmanith.
Source: Lao News Agency