At the roadshow (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) –
Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) and Federation of Thai Industries introduced in Ho Chi Minh City on January 18 a series of exhibitions on air-con and electronics to be held in this year.

The introduction was part of a roadshow programme held in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam with an aim of luring more visitors from ASEAN countries to Refrigeration Heating Ventilation and Air-conditioning Exhibition (Bangkok RHVAC 2019) and the Bangkok Electric and Electronics Exhibition (Bangkok E&E 2019), scheduled for September 25-28 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The twin expos will showcase an array of products, ranging from plastic spare parts to innovative goods, heard the roadshow.

According to deputy head of the DITP Wittayakorn Maneentr, the fairs have been expanded through years, both in the number of the participants and exhibiting areas. Besides an attractive destination for businesses in the sectors, the events are expected to create venue to popularise potential of the two important industries in Thailand.

He said that Thailand is currently the world’s largest hard disk drive producers, and the country ranks second in air-conditioner production, and fourth in refrigerator production.

Many renowned brands have chosen Thailand as their suppliers, he said, adding that Thailand becomes an important centre of domestic and international brands, as well as expands original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

Some 63.2 percent of Thai electronics and electric products are exported to the Asian and Middle East markets, with Vietnam importing air-conditioners.

As Vietnam is a large exporter in the sectors, the fairs will offer opportunities for Vietnamese firms to promote their brands and get access to advanced technologies in the global value chain, he added.-VNA