The fourth international maritime exhibition opens on March 5 at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City’s Tan Binh district.

The three day International Marine and Offshore Exhibition or INMEX Vietnam 2013, formerly known as Maritime Vietnam, aims to represent the country as an emerging market for the maritime industry in Southeast Asia.

The exhibition brings together the latest products and technology in shipbuilding, maritime engineering, offshore engineering and technology and ports and logistics.

It sees the participation of about 300 companies and brands from 16 countries and territories, including Vietnam, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the US.

Co-hosted by Informa Exhibitions and Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company, the event is expected to improve networking opportunities, capture visitor interest and encourage inter-action in the Vietnamese maritime business community.

With a coastline of more than 3,260 kilometres, Vietnam has huge potential in shipping and other sea-related services.-VNA