Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The recently concluded METALEX Vietnam in HCM City received more than 12,500 professional visitors who came to source new technologies and seek business opportunities.
It showcased advanced metalworking solutions, the latest electronics assembly technologies and high-quality industrial grade parts from 500 brands from 25 countries.
Suttisak Wilanan, deputy managing director of Reed Tradex, the organiser, said: “After three informative trade fair days, Vietnam’s international metalworking trade exhibition METALEX Vietnam 2017 reported record new visitor numbers of 12,565.
“Group visitor numbers rose by 7 per cent to 275 groups underlining the trade fair’s status as one of the most important industry events for the manufacturing community in Việt Nam.
“More and more trade visitors are also coming from abroad (34 countries), predominantly from Japan, China, Singapore, Korea, and Thailand.”
Taiki Hasuka, regional manager of AIDA (Thailand) Co., Ltd, said Metalex Vietnam was a good place to “meet and discuss with many people from our industry.”
Toshimichi Kuronuma, director of Mitsumi Vietnam Co., Ltd, said: “This time we proudly introduced latest products such as injection items and electronic components and our new project to customers.
“Thanks to METALEX Vietnam, we could expand our business network as well as connect with many potential clients and partners. Moreover, I found it a good opportunity to directly meet customer’s demands.”
A representative of one of the international pavilions, Lam Joon Khoi, secretary-general of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, said: “The Singapore Manufacturing Federation understands the importance of technology and regards Việt Nam as a manufacturer with strong potential. Therefore, we always encourage our local companies to explore business opportunities and collaborations in Việt Nam.”
Ji Taik Chung, chairman of the Korea Association of Machinery Industry, said: “METALEX Vietnam provides a great opportunity for our members to demonstrate the potential of Korean technologies to Vietnamese manufacturers.”
The annual expo was held concurrently with two others, Electronics Assembly and Industrial Components & Subcontracting Vietnam, from October 12 to 14 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre. — VNS