The ninth Vietnam International Precision Engineering, Machine Tools and Metalworking Exhibition (MTA) will return to Hanoi in March.

Co-organised by the Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd (SES) and local organiser VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd, MTA Hanoi 2012 will include Metrology Hanoi 2012, ToolTec Hanoi 2012, SubCon Hanoi 2012, Automation Hanoi 2012, and WeldTech Hanoi 2012.

MTA Hanoi 2012 will showcase international technologies, including metal-cutting machine tools, metal-forming machine tools, test and measurement equipment and systems, cutting tools, tooling systems, and industrial tools and components.

The event is the leading platform for industry professionals to network with both international and reputable local exhibitors offering the latest solutions for Hanoi 's blooming manufacturing sector.

There will also be ample opportunities for local industry players to establish business partnerships.

According to a General Statistics Office report, the manufacturing sector in Vietnam experienced growth rates of about 10 percent.

Based on the national Index of Industrial Production, Hanoi 's economic growth rose 12.5 percent between January and October 2011 compared with the same period last year.

William Lim, project director of Machinery Events at Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), said the exhibition was especially timely, as reports had shown that Vietnam 's manufacturing industry had been growing at a steady pace, including in Hanoi as well.

MTA Vietnam was first launched in HCM City in 2005, and the show has since grown to become Vietnam 's most comprehensive manufacturing-solutions trade event, with 80 percent of exhibitors from overseas./.