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Metalex, Nepcon, Business Alliance for Support Industry in Ho Chi Minh City, and INDEE Vietnam 2013 under the same roof at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in the city October 10-12 welcomed 14,580 visitors, said Duangdej Yuaikwarmdee, deputy managing director of Thai company Reed Tradex, an organiser. Last year’s event received almost 14,000 visitors, a 30 per cent increase on 2011.
Yuaikwarmdee said this year’s exhibitors were happy to meet target customers and distribute their products. He added industrialists at the show were more ready for the coming Asean Economic Community to be effective in 2015.
The event’s second Engineer Master Class in Ho Chi Minh City wrapped up with 558 engineers delighted at new knowledge they could use to improve their business.
Part makers, technology providers, agents and industrial specialists have expanded their networks through the four platforms.
Osamu Morimoto, President of Japan Quality Assurance Organisation, said: “My expectation is that we can enhance the international trade and bilateral collaboration between Japanese and Vietnamese companies through exhibitions like this.”
Gary Yang, director of the exhibition division of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry, said: “Exhibitions like these are good chances for both Taiwanese companies and Vietnamese consumers because you can find many quality products with high efficiency and competitive prices.”
Adam See, President of Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore, said: “Business relations between Singapore and Vietnam is growing, and this is very important. As the electronics industry in Singapore is quite advanced, we would like to focus on this aspect in this exhibition because it creates a really good opportunity to develop our working relationship with different countries, especially with Vietnam.”
Hoang Thai An, president, Vietnam Electro – Technical Industry Association, said: “Metalex and Nepcon Vietnam 2013 is an important platform for international players to build strategic networks as well as update new technology. Currently, the technologies involved in the automotive and industrial parts keep evolving and changing, Vietnamese manufacturers need to keep themselves updated at all times.”
Pham Ngoc Thang, vice president, Vietnam Automation Association, said: “Metalex 2013 is a good platform for both Vietnamese and regional manufacturers and technology providers to exchange knowledge and acquire the right machinery as well as technologies.”
Kamon Nakasuwan, president, Thai Tool and Die Industry Association, said: “Currently, the profile of the supporting industries in Thailand and Vietnam is different, and Thai companies are not well known in Vietnam yet. By organising our exhibition here, we would like to study the market here more and establish our presence to increase cooperation between companies of the two countries. "
Next year’s Metalex and Nepcon Vietnam will be held on October 9-11, 2014 at the same venue – Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7.