Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What is HawaExpo?

To achieve and promote the long-term and sustainable growth of Vietnam Wood and Handicraft Industry, 5 Wood Associations including HAWA, VIFOREST, BIFA, DOWA, FPA will together carry out trade fairs with strong consents and supports from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. More specifically, HO CHI MINH EXPORT FURNITURE FAIR 2023 – HawaExpo 2023, playing a game-changing show with its diversification and integrity, will be the first fair organized by Handicraft and Wood Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) in collaboration with Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade.

Where and when is HawaExpo held?

The fair is held from 22 – 25 February 2023 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) – 799 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Is there any ticket? What should I do when visiting the fair?

No, the fair is free entrance.

To get the admission badge, you must register online (in advance), please contact HAWA at [email protected]

I come with a group, how can I register?

Each registered visitor will receive an email with unique confirm code, please kindly register for each person in your group.

I registered online, what should I do next?

After submitting the registration form, you will receive the confirmation email. Please check your Inbox and Spam.

In case you don’t receive the confirmation email, please redo the registration or email us at [email protected] for support.

You will need to show this email to our staffs at the registration counters to receive the Visitor admission badge.

What are the Organizer's supports for visitors?

We will update in our HawaExpo official channels (website hawaexpo.comfacebook fanpage, LinkedIn) if there is any special support for visitors.

What are fair rules for visitors?

The dress code is Business attire. We don’t accept people wearing casual clothes (slippers, shorts …).

Children under 12 will not be permitted into the fair. This is a B2B event, you are suggested not to take the children with you.

No camera.

Smoking is strictly prohibited.

The Organizer reserves the right to refuse any visitor who doesn’t follow the fair rules.

Is there wifi? Is it free?

Yes, the Organizer provides free wifi at the fair.

Is there any room to keep my luggage?

Yes, there are luggage keeping rooms at Gate A1 & A2 (Corridor).

How can I apply for Vietnam VISA?

Essential information for Vietnam VISA application:

Does the Organizer support us in the VISA application process?

We can support by issuance the Letter of Invitation.

Please email us at [email protected] your information includes: Gender, Full name, Passport No., Issue date, Expiry date, Place of issue, Date of birth, Nationality, Port of arrivamailto:[email protected], Period of stay (from … to …).


  • We don’t issue Letter of Guarantee/Letter of Approval.
  • Some nationalities are difficult to apply for Vietnam VISA.
How can I get to the SECC?

You need to arrive at Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN, Vietnam).

Then take a taxi (Mai Linh or Vinasun taxi are recommended) to go to the SECC. Grab car service is also available in HCMC. It’s about 01 hour to go from TSN Airport to SECC.

Is there shuttle bus service?

Please contact us for the shuttle bus service.

Besides, most of our official hotels have the airport pick up/drop off service, some have hotel-SECC transfer, which is flexible and suitable for your visit schedule.

Is there any hotel with special rates?

We cooperate with some official hotels from 4-5 stars in HCMC to offer the special room rates and other supporting service for exhibitors & visitors of HawaExpo.

Please see the list at:

Please suggest some good hotels & restaurants near the SECC?

There are 2 of our official hotels near SECC: 

  • Capri by Fraser (4 stars), 01 min walk from the SECC
  • Oakwood Residence Saigon (5 stars), 2.6km from the SECC

For the restaurant:

  • At the SECC: (serve during fair hours)
  • 01 restaurant at 2nd floor
  • 01 banh mi shop at the Corridor
  • 01 coffee shop outside near the Lobby

Near the SECC:

  • There are restaurants, cafeteria and food court in the Crescent Mall: 05 min walk from the SECC.
I need to preview the floorplan and the list of exhibitors to prepare for my visit schedule?

Please visit:

Can I get the support from the Organizer to find the products I need?

We are ready and will try the best to help you. You need to submit the specifications, quantity with the photos of the products and your contact details to us at [email protected]

Are there factory tours during the fair?

Yes. Please visit: to find more Buyer programs developed

I can’t visit the fair in-person, can I see the fair photos?

The Organizer will publish the online fair at to help connect the exhibitors with the buyers, who can’t visit the fair in-person.

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