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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Manufacturing Expo 2016 will return to the capital city in April, the event's organiser Reed Trade Company has said.

With the participation of 200 brands from 20 countries, this event was expected to sharpen and drive the supporting industry of Vietnam to keep up with or lead the change that the promising future of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would bring, the Thai company said in its statement.

Duangdej Yuaikwarmdee, Deputy Managing Director and General Manager Vietnam of Reed Tradex Co, said the forthcoming expo was a good opportunity for the participating enterprises to expand their markets for machinery and know-how, with 10,000 quality buyers who would actively seek new machinery, materials and chemicals, and measuring, control and test equipment, besides parts and components that would best fit their operational needs.

The expo would also allow Vietnamese industrialists to network with global providers of machinery, technology and solutions, and encourage Vietnamese small-to-medium enterprises to improve competitiveness to prepare for receiving investments after the implementation of the TPP and the AEC, Reed Tradex said.

The expo will be organised along with Sheet Metalex Vietnam 2016, the country's first-ever exhibition of sheet metal fabrication technology and machinery.

The two expos will run from April 6 to 8 at the Hanoi International Centre for Exhibition.-VNA