The 17th Vietnam Consumer Digital World Expo (VCW 17) opened on August 30 in HCM City, organised by International Data Group (IDG Viet Nam) in conjunction with the HCM City Computer Association (HCA).

The scale of this year's event is smaller by 30 percent compared with last year due to the global financial crisis, and domestic economic challenges, as well as the increased development of e-commerce.

The exhibition will display 13 types of products, including mobile and telecommunications equipment, digital ware, software, hardware, GPS, cloud-computing applications, smart-home applications and home-entertainment products.

More than 200 exhibits from 10 countries and territories are part of the event which will close on September 2. More than 200,000 visitors are expected.

The VCW 2012 this year focuses on youth, who account for the majority of trend-followers and technology users.

It is expected to maintain its position as the best IT exhibition in Viet Nam, bringing modern technology to the consumer and serving as a bridge between producers and end-users.-VNA