Nearly 100 businesses will take part in the 9th International Exhibition of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology (Vietship 2018) in Hà Nội from January 24-26. — Photo vov.vn
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 100 businesses will take part in the 9th International Exhibition of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology (Vietship 2018) in Hà Nội from January 24-26.
Among these enterprises, include those from foreign countries with developed maritime industries, such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China, as well as India, Germany, the US, Norway and the Netherlands.
They will showcase shipbuilding, ship repair and maintenance technology, material and equipment for shipbuilding, equipment and facilities for shipyards and offshore engineering and facilities, as well as waterway transportation and services, marine supply logistics and ports technology and equipment.
"Vietship 2018 will be held this year when signs of recovery are being shown by the world marine and shipbuilding industry, after suffering the impact of the global economic crisis,” Ngô Tùng Lâm, deputy general director of the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC), the exhibition’s organiser, said at a press conference in the capital on Thursday.
Lâm said he hoped that the event would provide recommendations to policymakers to further facilitate the development of industries.
Vietship 2018, which will take place at the National Convention Centre, is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors.
Two main activities, including the Vietship 2018 Buyer Forum, which is designed to provide buyers, sellers and manufacturers exclusive one-on-one meetings to gain a better understanding of each other’s capabilities and seek partnerships for future businesses, as well as a conference discussing the challenges and opportunities of domestic shipping and the shipbuilding market, will be held on the sidelines of the event.
Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Việt Nam featuring all aspects of shipbuilding, shipping and offshore technology.
The previous event saw 19 contracts and agreements worth over VNĐ500 billion (US$22.4 million) inked between domestic and foreign partners. It had 220 stands from 130 companies, including 78 foreign firms. — VNS