VIETNAM: The 12th edition of “METALEX Vietnam” was conducted from 11 – 13 October at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), with an attendance of 18,848 manufacturing industrialists and leaders from over 500 brands worldwide. The event also featured 5 international pavilions from China, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.
Through the combination of five shows, “METALEX Vietnam 2018”, “Nepcon Vietnam 2018”, “Industrial Components & Subcontracting Vietnam 2018”, “Supporting Industry Show 2018” and “ROBOT X HCMC”, which was co-organized by Japan External Trade Organization Ho Chi Minh City”, as well as the presence of technology providers from over 25 countries globally, delegates were able to experience a full spectrum of machine tools and solutions ranging from machining centers, EDM machines, sheet metalworking, welding technology and metrology.
Mr. Suttisak Wilanan, Deputy Managing Director of Reed Tradex, has shared that: “After three informative trade fair days, Vietnam’s international metalworking trade exhibition – “METALEX Vietnam 2018” has reported 18,848 total attendants, which represents a promising sign of progress towards sustainable development of supporting industries in Vietnam. More and more trade visitors are also coming from abroad (42 countries), and apart from Vietnam, visitors predominantly came from Japan, China, Singapore, Korea and Thailand.”
Acquisition Of Business Knowledge
Delegates who joined the “METALEX Vietnam Forum” were given valuable information about resources that could contribute towards optimising the manufacturing process. The seminar hosted by Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanical – Electrical Enterprise (AMEE) not only provided solutions towards improving the manufacturing process but also provided delegates with insights on how they can upgrade their production processes towards higher standards
In addition, through the “Supporting Industry Show 2018 Seminar”, hosted by JETRO Ho Chi Minh City, delegates were also introduced to promotions, activities and pilot projects that were aimed at supporting SMEs as well as auxiliary industries. The seminar also served as a platform for businesses to share their experiences on conducting partnerships with Japanese companies.
Acquisition Of Regulatory Knowledge
As the electronics industry continues to grow in Vietnam, more workers will be tasked to operate a range of sections within production lines. This means that the regulations governing industry operations will play an increasing role in times to come and issues surrounding this was addressed through the “Vietnam Supporting Industries Forum 2018”. The conference was hosted by the Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA) and Vietnam Standards and Quality Institute (VSQI), and provided an introduction on regulatory standards as well as advice on how to comply with the EICC quality control – functioning as a platform between industry experts and the delegates.
Acquisition Of Engineering Knowledge
Vietnamese engineers from a wide range of manufacturing sectors also attended the “Engineer Master Class” in order to hone their skills as well as learn more on industry innovations. During the topic on additive manufacturing, Assoc. Dr. Pham Ngoc Tuan, Vice President of Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanical Engineering (HAME) provided insights on the significance of additive manufacturing in Vietnam’s future development and this provided delegates with an overview of the opportunities that Industry 4.0 can provide.
Hand Soldering Competition
The Hand Soldering Competition which was co-organized by Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) and Reed Tradex was also a crowd puller and this year, Mr. Lê Văn Linh from Spartan Vietnam was awarded as the competition champion. Earning him one Solder Station from JBC as well as a chance to compete at the IPC World Championship at IPC APEX EXPO 2019, San Diego, CA, USA from January 29 – 31, 2019.
Expansion Of Business Opportunities
The attendance of decision makers, technical personnel as well as private company representatives from industry leaders such as Hoffmann, Hexagon, Takamaz, Weldcom, Showa Denki andSaeilo was beneficial for delegates and exhibitors as this allowed the industry to come together as a whole to learn and grow. Furthermore, delegates who joined the “Business Matchmaking Programme” were able to be introduced to business connections for future business expansion plans.
Mr. Kazuya Yoshimura, General Director of Takamatsu Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd
“Our technologies are made in Japan, so we decided to join METALEX Vietnam this year to present our machinery to potential customers. The show is a huge success, which allows us to achieve our business goals. It was a right decision to join, thank you so much”.
Mr. Dang Xuan Kien, Assistant Technical Manager of Hoffman Group
“METALEX Vietnam brings a huge number of advantages and opportunities to our group. We were able to reach out more to potential suppliers and customers as well as enhance our brand reputation, this will support our success in the future.”
Mr. Nopporn Insuk, Regional Manager of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
“Hexagon has joined METALEX Vietnam many times, but this is the first time for me to be here to experience in person. The manufacturing in Vietnam continues to develop strongly; many countries are confidents in expanding their investments here. Our company supports smart factories, which I hope can help our business to grow in this potential market.”
Mr. Nguyen Giang Hai, CEO of Nguyen Viet Power JSC.
“Returning to visit METALEX Vietnam this time, I have found a supplier of solutions for our company. Moreover, the exhibition is improving each year with bigger and richer contents within the show. Hopefully, I could network with more suppliers and distributors here.”
The next edition of METALEX Vietnam will be held from 10 – 12 October 2019 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City. More information on the trade fair can be found at www.metalexvietnam.com
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