The 2009 Vietnam Property Exhibition & Conference (Propex Vietnam 2009) opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 17.

This is the first international property exhibition to be hosted by the HCM City Real Estate Association (HoREA) and the Nha Vui Architecture and Construction Joint Stock Company.

The exhibition has attracted more than 70 domestic and overseas businesses in real estate and other sectors including architects, construction consultants and building materials suppliers.

More than 250 real estate projects, mostly residential housing and apartments, are also on offer to individual members of the public.

Propex Vietnam 2009 was selected as the venue for showcasing the future plans for central HCM City and other key new urban areas.

Along with the two-day exhibition, the 2009 International Property Conference, with the theme “solutions for the sustainable development of the Vietnamese real estate market” is also being held./.