INMEX Vietnam 2013: Impressive comeback

(VEN) – Following its resounding success in 2011, INMEX Vietnam, formerly known as Maritime Vietnam, a leading international maritime event in Vietnam, will come back impressively next year with the participation of many experts in the maritime sector. The exhibition will be taking place at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, from March 5-7, 2013.

INMEX Vietnam is organized by Informa Exhibitions and the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (VINEXAD). The fourth exhibition of this kind (INMEX Vietnam 2013) is estimated to attract the participation of more than 200 exhibitors from 16 countries including Vietnam, Singapore, China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland and Australia. The exhibitors operate in many fields such as shipbuilding, maritime services and techniques or supply chain management. The event will be part of a series of leading maritime shows organized by Informa Exhibitions. Two other exhibitions in the series include INMEX China and INMEX India.

Economic activities in the Vietnamese maritime industry are predicted to remain stable in the years to come. However, some recent researches and data indicated that many ports in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang had achieved a remarkable growth. With a coastline of more than 3,260km, Vietnam is considered as a country with great potential to develop maritime transportation and related services. The maritime industry has shown signs of continuous growth despite difficulties and these optimistic signs can be seen in different ports along the country. This helps businesses regain their self-confidence and make joint efforts to develop the Vietnamese maritime industry.

The fourth INMEX Vietnam consists of activities that will take place within three days and the event will coincide with a VIP Buyer Program which will offer the exhibitors a chance to meet the buyers through direct appointments. VIP Buyer Program consists of many activities such as business meetings, networking functions and shipyard visits. A group of handpicked senior level buyers will be part of this program and the exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet them and discuss requirements for their upcoming projects.

INMEX Vietnam 2013 has received active support from foreign businesses and organizations, especially those which participated in the exhibition of the previous editions. Marjan Lacet, General Manager of Holland Marine Equipment’s Singapore Branch, said, “We are happy to be part of INMEX Vietnam 2013. The exhibition is a useful playing-field that gathers leading players from the international maritime community. We believe that with the participation of leading experts in the maritime sector, INMEX Vietnam will be an ideal forum for Vietnamese maritime businesses to learn experiences and exchange relations with foreign participants. We are very satisfied with the organizers’ idea of launching the VIP Buyer Program and consider this as an initiative which will help reduce the gap between buyers, policy makers and exhibitors.”

Representing the Polish pavilion, Managing Director Maciej Leszek Ryczko said, “We are very happy to have one more chance to participate in INMEX Vietnam. The exhibition offers the best place for us to meet the right people from the maritime sector. In our eyes, Vietnam remains a promising destination for the industry despite the current difficulties. We believe INMEX Vietnam will be increasingly well organized with a great reputation and help reflect positive changes in the maritime market.”

INMEX Vietnam has received support from maritime associations as well as international and regional management authorities such as Holland Maritime Equipment, the Institute of Marine Engineers India, the Indian National Ship-owners Association (INSA), Maritime Norway, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Singapore (SNAMES), the Society of Maritime Industries, and the Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries (Germany).

Harmoniously combining many useful, quality activities, INMEX Vietnam 2013 will attract the attention of visitors and bring Vietnamese maritime businesses lots of cooperation opportunities. The exhibition is aimed at promoting Vietnam’s image as a newly emerging market in the Southeast Asian region with great potential for maritime industry development./.

By Viet Dung