About Hawa

Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of Ho Chi Minh City (HAWA) was established as a Non-Governmental Organization and volunteer Association in 1991. HAWA recently has nearly 400 company members – operating in the following fields:

  • Wood processing: furniture (indoor and outdoor) (51%)
  • Handicraft: bamboo, rattan, water hyacinth, lacquer ware, fine art, pottery, porcelain (22%)
  • Trade: timber, machinery, varnish, hardware (22%)
  • Service provider (5%)

HAWA annually organize 2 exhibitions / trade fairs: Vifa Home (for domestic market) and Vifa Expo (for international exporting market). 2017 will be the first year of Vietnam WoodMac exhibition – a wood machinery and material exhibition organized by HAWA.

HAWA are also the organizer of Hoa Mai Competition (a furniture design competition) and Hoa Sen Award (a souvenir / gift design award), those two are organized with the desire of honoring and promoting creativity in design of furniture and handicraft industry.

Mission title

  • Enforcing the potential and resources of Vietnam Wood Working industry to increase export to international market and improve domestic market.
  • Building up strong relationship between members with each other and between members with other organization
  • Contributing into the development of Vietnam Wood Working industry

Main task

  • Representing and defending legitimate interests of the members.
  • Organizing trade fairs, training courses, competitions, conferences, and workshops.
  • Promotion of participation of Vietnamese furniture & handicraft products in trade fairs worldwide.
  • Providing members with up-dated and useful information on timber sourcing, markets, technology and business
  • opportunities.
  • Establishment of contacts with international & national business associations.
  • Maintaining regular contacts with representatives of the government.
  • Promoting and maintaining the exchange of economic and technical experiences.
  • Public relations.
Nhiệm Kì VII



Mr. Nguyen Huu Khanh

Chief of Inspection Board

Mr. To Ngoc Ngoi

Member of Inspection Board

Ms. Ta Thanh Thao

Member of Inspection Board


Mr. Bui Huu Them

Secretary of Regulation Subcommittee
mail​​​​​​​ huuthem@hawa.org.vn

Ms. Tran Thi Kim

Secretary of Administration
mail hawavn@gmail.com

Ms. Tran Thi Ngoc Hieu

Secretary of Training Subcommittee
mail ngochieu@hawa.org.vn

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thieu Hoa

Secretary of Communication Subcommittee
mail​​​​​​​ thieuhoa@hawa.org.vn

Ms. Tran Thi Nhan

Secretary of Member Affairs Sub-committee
mail nhantran@hawa.org.vn

Mr. Phung Vu Hoang Tan

Secretary of Trade Promotion Sub-committee
mail hoangtan@hawa.org.vn

Mr. Quach Khoa Tu

Secretary of Training & Technology Sub-committees
mail khoatu@hawa.org.vn