Visitors to the Vietnam International Machinery Fair and the Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair that opened in HCM City on December 12 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam International Machinery Fair (VIMAF) and the Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair (VSIF) kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on December 12.

The first-ever events, held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, feature around 450 booths of 300 businesses from Vietnam and other countries, including the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and India.

They showcase a wide range of industrial products such as factory automation, products supporting hi-tech industries, metal working machines and tools, factory equipment, electrical equipment, and industrial spare parts and materials.

Major brands present at the three-day fairs include Doosan Infracore, Century Precision, Dae Jin Hydraulic, Shin Myung Electric MFG, and 3A Engineering.

Nguyen Phuong Dong, Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, said the fairs are meant to help local businesses, particularly those in supporting industries, to introduce their products, thereby encouraging them to make innovation to improve their production capacity so that they can gradually take part in global supply chains. 

Meanwhile, Dong-Youn Sohn, Chairman of the Republic of Korea’s Association of Machinery Industry (KOAMI) – a co-organiser, said the VIMAF and the VSIF are those that industrial suppliers and producers should not skip if they want to enter the Vietnamese market.

He added that during the fairs, leading speakers from the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology will also provide special training to help improve participating engineers’ knowledge about and skills in operating integrated smart technologies.

The VIMAF and the VSIF 2018 are organised by the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, the HCM City Association of Mechanical-Electrical Enterprises, KOAMI, and the RoK-invested Coex Vietnam company. –VNA