3 expos open in HCM City venue

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 08:48

Delegates cut the ribbon to open the Metalex Vietnam, Vietnam Electronics Assembly and Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre on October 12. — VNS Photo

Advanced metalworking solutions, electronics assembly technologies and industrial grade parts are on display at three exhibitions that opened at a single venue in HCM City on October 12.

Metalex Vietnam, Vietnam Electronics Assembly and Industrial Components and Subcontracting Vietnam feature over 500 brands from 25 countries and territories, and 10 international pavilions from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

Metalex Vietnam 2017 brings a new experience for Viet Nam’s manufacturers with its “Universal Robots Chef & Barista” and “The Drone Racing Technology Showcase”, which are organised in Viet Nam for the first time.

“The Drone Racing Technology Showcase” will display the latest models of drones by Furious FPV. In addition to seeing the exhibits, visitors can also learn about components and drone assembly, along with experiencing “Virtual Reality Drone Racing Competition” and dance performances.

Other activities such as a “Koma Taisen” competition and “Engineer Master Class” to provide experiences to enterprises in the process of developing the local manufacturing and supporting sectors and connect businesses will be held on the sidelines of the three events.

Visitors witness a robot cooking an omelette and brewing coffee at “Universal Robots Chef & Barista,” which is organised in Viet Nam for the first time as part of Metalex Vietnam 2017. — VNS Photo

Suttisak Wilanan, deputy managing director of Reed Tradex Co Ltd, said to stay ahead of the competition in the 21st century during the Industry 4.0 era, “Manufacturers must improve their business to be more efficient, collaborative and agile than ever so they could secure a competitive edge.”

The events will be a good chance for Vietnamese enterprises to learn about advanced machine tools, solutions and services, and to keep pace with current manufacturing trends.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ureerat Ratanaprukse, the Thai consul-general in HCM City, said: “Metalex Vietnam 2017 will serve as one of the important bridges to connect and advance the state of manufacturing and supporting industry as well as a platform to showcase and foster science, technology and innovation, which are fundamental to sustainable economic growth.”

Iku Hara, director for overseas market development, commerce and industry division, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, said 15 SMEs from the Japanese capital are displaying a wide range of technologies and products from level sensors to parts for aircraft at the Tokyo Pavilion.

“It is our hope that everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to directly experience these products and technologies and truly feel the capabilities of SMEs in Tokyo, and that this will be a catalyst for starting business with Japanese companies.”

The exhibitions, at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre, will run until October 14. — VNS

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