HCM CITY — An international construction exhibition to be held in HCM City early next month is expected to provide domestic companies with the opportunity to create partnerships, improve products and services, and learn about the latest technologies.
Speaking to the media last week, the organisers of VIETBUILD 2012 said the exhibition will focus on construction and building materials and interior and exterior decoration. The event will be held at HCM City's Phu Tho Sport Complex.
The exhibition will be held in two phases. In the first, more than 800 firms from 22 countries, including South Korea, Thailand, Italy, India, Denmark, Philippines, Japan, Belgium, Netherlands, mainland China, Malaysia, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, the US, and Australia, will set up 2,200 booths showcasing new construction products from July 4 to 8.
Featured at the five-day event will be the latest building materials and energy-saving and environment-friendly machinery, equipment, and technologies used in making construction materials.
The organisers said in the context of the currently sluggish construction material and real estate sector, the event will be a valuable opportunity for businesses to promote their image to the world, seek partners and sign more contracts.
There will also be several seminars on new product advancements and environmentally friendly technology in the construction sector in the integration and development period, and a forum for businesses to exchange information, including with prospective customers.
The organisers will offer gold cups and VTOPBUILD gold medals for high-quality products.
The criteria for prizes will focus on environmentally friendly products, energy-saving products and products for "green" buildings.
Phase 2 from September 13 to 17 will also see nearly 800 enterprises from 22 countries displaying property and interior-exterior products featuring the latest high-quality designs at 2,200 booths.
VIETBUILD is an annual event held by the Ministry of Construction Information Center, VIETBUILD Construction International Exhibition Organisation Corporation and AFC International Exhibition Fair Corporation. — VNS