Following the successful inaugural event in 2012, the 2nd International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition and Conference (Mining Vietnam 2014) will be held from March 11-13 at the International Centre for Exhibition in Hanoi, a weekly magazine of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry reported on February 18.

According to the Vietnam Business Forum, as a recognised industry event, Mining Vietnam receives strong support from local authorities, investors, equipment manufacturers and distributors, service providers, technological trade promotion agencies, and companies in Vietnam and the world.

Up to 80 percent of participating companies in 2012 will return to the 2014 event with bigger space to showcase their equipment and machinery.

To date, there have been provisional country pavilion space allocations to Australia, China, Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom. International representation showed the development potential of Vietnam’s extractive industries.

According to industry experts, this exhibition will be more active than the 2012 event because of bigger participation from neighbouring countries with a lot of joyful activities.

BT Tee, Deputy Chief Representative of Allworld Exhibitions in Vietnam - the initiator of Vietnam Mining, said that although Vietnam's mining industry currently faces structural challenges, State and private industry enterprises still see development potentials and grasp opportunities by investing in equipment, renovating technology and improving professional knowledge for executive and production forces.

He said first movers with far visions will take advantage of trade activities to learn about technology, equipment and service providers to meet their production needs and update industry development trend and knowledge.

Mining Vietnam 2014 will return with better industry outreach and marketing campaigns to reinforce its position as the technology sourcing and industry networking platform for Vietnam and beyond.

Specially, the event opens when a lot of projects are ongoing. This dynamism is the premise and motivation for foreign investors and suppliers to choose Vietnam Mining to advertise their products to potential buyers.

At Mining Vietnam 2014, the Australian Trade Commission will update latest mining technologies and equipment in Australia and provide effective access to mining technologies and solutions to ongoing thorny issues of the industry in Vietnam and in the region.

Besides, the fair is incorporated with connecting programmes and national conferences aimed to introduce investment opportunities and projects to interested entities.-VNA