International trade shows for paper, coatings, rubber and plastics attract 150 companies
VIETNAM, July 18 – Visitors at Rubber and Tire 2019. This year, the exhibition will be held at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center from August 3 to 5 with Paper Vietnam, Coatings Expo Vietnam and Plastech Vietnam. — Stock Photo tapchicongthuong.vn
HCM CITY — Four international exhibitions, Paper Vietnam, Rubber and Tire Vietnam, Coatings Expo Vietnam and Plastech Vietnam, will be held in HCM City from August 3 to 5.
Returning after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibits attracted 150 companies from 17 countries and territories, including Belgium, Germany, the United States, Japan, China, China, Japan India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Việt Nam, Nguyễn Bá Vinh, Director of Minh Vi Exhibition and Advertisement Services Co Ltd (VEAS), the organizer of the exhibitions, said.
India is the country of honor this year, with nearly 50 of its participating companies.
In addition to showcasing a wide range of machinery, equipment and products, the exhibitions will also include several seminars, B2B matchmaking and VIP buyer programs to help exhibitors and visitors learn about the latest trends. and market demands, identify customers, make appointments and meet potential partners, he says.
There will also be a “guided tour” for foreign companies to visit high-tech factories and parks, he added.
Speaking at a July 16 press briefing to introduce the four exhibits, Nguyễn Thị Lạc Huyền, president of the Việt Nam Paint and Printing Ink Association, said the coatings and printing inks industry had increased by 10% per year before the pandemic, with production exceeding 2 billion US dollars.
“But for the first time, the industry recorded negative growth last year, with production falling sharply, due to the pandemic. The whole industry is trying to recover this year but is facing challenges such as supply chain disruption, rising commodity prices and a decline in demand.
The Coatings Expo Vietnam would help companies find partners to avoid last year’s supply disruptions, she said.
Võ Hoàng An, vice president of the Vietnam Rubber Association, said Vietnam’s exports of processed rubber products increased significantly to $3.7 billion last year.
This year, the figure exceeded $2.2 billion in the first half, up 12.9% from the same period in 2021, with tire exports exceeding $1.1 billion, up 28 .9% year-on-year, he said.
The association and the companies have stepped up trade promotion to further diversify their export markets and increase the value of the rubber industry, he said.
“Trade fairs and exhibitions are an effective way for companies to showcase their new products, brands and technologies to local and international customers,” he added.
The exhibitions will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center and are expected to welcome 8,000 professional visitors. —VNS