“A key mandate of our ministry is to further strengthen agri-food business opportunities and facilitate trade. I am confident that this event will make a strong contribution to the Lao agri-food sector by opening new market opportunities and sparking new ideas and innovations. I believe there is much potential, much more room, and much more demand, for the high quality, safe, and innovative Lao agri-food products.”
Mr. Madhurjya Kumar Dutta, Director of Trade and Investment Facilitation Department, MI, stated: “A Business Forum such as this is an important platform for sharing innovations, good practices, challenges, and opportunities in the agro-food processing industry. The participants are expected to identify potential business partners and obtain updates on the latest technology and product innovation to improve productivity, competitiveness, and business networking in Lao PDR and other LM countries. At the regional level, the ultimate aim is to foster a transition to sustainable processed-food future across all LM countries which is fundamental to the socioeconomic development of the region.”
Due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in some countries, the forum has been designed with a combination of on-site activities and a virtual platform. This is the fourth Business Forum and a part of a sixth series of business forums during 2018 – 2024.
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