The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) commissioned Orissa International to organize a trade mission program in Vietnam for 6 Texas food companies. Orissa International’s team in Vietnam organized site visits to several retailers and producers in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. This included a guided tour at their retail stores and a meeting with representatives from the Purchasing/Importing/Supplying Department. In addition, out team arranged over 60 business matching meetings for the Texas companies during the BBQ Festival event held by the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi. The event introduced importers, retailers, hoteliers, restaurants, and chefs in Vietnam to American food, beverages, agricultural products, and culture. During the BBQ Festival, Orissa International assisted the Texas companies to set up 3 tables to display their samples and brochure. The event also featured Vietnamese American Master Chef Christine Ha.