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Big names set to draw crowds at motor show

Update: September, 18/2013 - 10:20

A Renault on display at an automobile expo in Ha Noi in June. The coming ninth Viet Nam Motor Show, which will be held on October 23, will showcase the latest vehicle models, engines and advanced technologies. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

HCM CITY (VNS) — The ninth Viet Nam Motor Show on October 23-27 will showcase the latest vehicle models, engines and advanced technologies, organisers announced at a press conference yesterday in HCM City.

The show is organised by the Viet Nam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA) in collaboration with authorised car importers in Viet Nam, C.I.S Viet Nam Exhibition and Advertising Co, and Le Bros Co Ltd.

The organisers said this year's ninth show is the largest, with a record participation of automobile brands.

Fifteen automobile brands, including eight VAMA members, Ford, GM, Hino, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Toyota and Vinastar, together with Nissan and 7, as well as official imported brands such as Audi, BMW, Land Rover, Renault, Nissan, Lexus and Infiniti.

Two brands, Lexus and Infiniti, are taking part in the show for the first time.

A wide range of products and services in the support industry, auto toys and accessories of well-known brands such as Michelin, Motul, Valvoline, NHC, JVC, LifePro, Robert Bosch, Hella and Pinaco are also present. Booths for banking and automobile insurance have been set up at the show.

The organizers are expecting to attract 200,000 visitors, compared to the number of 120,000 turns in 2012.

The general director of the Audi distributor in Viet Nam, Tran Tan Trung, said the exhibition was focused on products that are convenient, economical, eco-friendly and user-friendly.

It is a chance for auto brands to offer a series of services and sales promotions to promote the Vietnamese automobile industry, he added.

Seminar highlight

VMS 2013 creates opportunities for policymakers, manufacturers, official automobile importers, experts and customers to discuss topics such as importing, manufacturing, tax policies and the support industry.

The seminar to take place on October 24 will focus on countermeasures for recovering the auto market, and a development plan for the Vietnamese automobile market.

It will also make policy forecasts for sustainable development of the domestic automobile market in the forthcoming context when Viet Nam completely becomes a member of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA).

Jesus Metelo N. Arias Jr., chairman of the VAMA, said: "Discussions among all stakeholders will take place, including government ministries and officials, and both auto manufacturers and importers.

"These talks will help drive greater cooperation towards the development and eventual implementation of a new strategic automotive policy for Viet Nam," he added. The show will take place at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Center. — VNS


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