A press conference held before the sixth INMEX Vietnam and 11th HVACR Vietnam opening on March 29 in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The sixth edition of INMEX Vietnam, one of the region’s most comprehensive international business platforms for the maritime industry, opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in HCM City on March 29.

The expo has attracted more than 300 companies and brands from China, Germany, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Norway, Singapore, the UAE, the UK, the United States and other countries. 

The three-day event features a comprehensive showcase of the latest marine products, equipment and services in areas like shipbuilding, shipping, marine engineering, offshore engineering and technology, dredging and ports and logistics.

There will be a seminar organised by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and Inmatech Corporation.

The seminar, “World class marine science and technology for your business”, will focus on four topics: using NOC science, technology and specialist facilities to improve business; marine geoscience: resources, hazards and climate change impacts; people and oceans: environmental coastal zone impacts from global changes; and eco-system and biogeochemical data-led solutions to global problems.

The seminar will take place from March 29 to 31.

Inmatech will also present a seminar on digital shipping on the 31st covering marine BWMS, operational risk intelligence solutions for the maritime industry, ADMIRALTY digital services, and maritime satellite communication and application.

The 11th HVACR Vietnam, the only focused industrial show in the country featuring heating, ventilation, air filtration and purification, air conditioning and refrigeration technology and machinery, is also taking place at the same venue.

Two hundred and fifty local and international companies and brands are showcasing their latest technologies and solutions.

In the period from 2009 to 2014, the country’s imports of HVACR products grew at a compounded annual rate of 11.9 percent. In 2014, they were worth 1.5 billion USD.

The two expos will open to visitors through March 31.-VNA