Downturn shrinks ICT event
HCM CITY — The 17th Viet Nam Consumer Digital World Expo (VCW 17) opened yesterday in HCM City, organised by International Data Group (IDG Viet Nam) in conjunction with the HCM City Computer Association (HCA).
|Visitors browse ICT products at the Viet Nam Consumer Digital World Expo 2012, which opened yesterday in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo The Anh
The scale of this year's event is smaller by 30 per cent compared with last year due to the global financial crisis, and domestic economic challenges, as well as the increased development of e-commerce.
The exhibition will display 13 types of products, including mobile and telecommunications equipment, digital ware, software, hardware, GPS, cloud-computing applications, smart-home applications and home-entertainment products.
More than 200 exhibits from 10 countries and territories are part of the event which will close on September 2. More than 200,000 visitors are expected.
Sony introduces a series of products, including a 3D TV with full HD version, its latest laptop, the Ultrabook – T Series, and an Xperia smartphone, as well as a Handycam, Walkman, PlayStation and opera-quality home audio equipment.
Taiwan Excellence showcases 18 brands in several product categories, with reasonable prices and good quality.
Canon offers its latest cameras, including a Power Shot S-series, the new IXUS and other professional cameras and printers.
HP brings laptops, an all-in-one desktop computer named HP Workstation Z1 and multi-purpose printers.
Microsoft focuses more on hardware products, including a mouse with Blue Track technology and optical light sensor.
The VCW 2012 this year focuses on youth, who account for the majority of trend-followers and technology users.
It is expected to maintain its position as the best IT exhibition in Viet Nam, bringing modern technology to the consumer and serving as a bridge between producers and end-users. — VNS