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International Maritime Exhibition – INMEX Vietnam 2019: 200 domestic and foreign brands, exhibitors attended

March 27-29, 2019, at the SECC Exhibition Center in Ho Chi Minh City, took place the International Exhibition on IMMEX MARINE organized by Informa Company in collaboration with Vietnamese agencies :  Vinexad, an  advertising company of Ministry of Industry and Trade and Vietnam Science and Technology Association VISIA .

Mr. Do Thanh Hung – VISIA representative cut the opening ribbon of the Exhibition (ranked 3rd from the left)

 Before the opening day, the group of visitors including more than 20 guests from Korea, England, Germany, Russia … visited three shipyards              in Ho Chi Minh City area: Saigon Shipbuilding Industry Corporation  SSIC, Hai Minh Military Shipyard (ie X51), Tan Vien Dong Shipyard.

INMEX exhibition for many years has always received support from associations, industry and industry organizations. During the opening ceremony, the organizers awarded medals for representatives of associations and organizations that have contributed to the success of INMEX Marine  Exhibition, including the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Association VISIA.

Mr. Do Thanh Hung – VISIA representative received medal from Mr Mike Duck , INFORMA

Many shipyards, although not directly participating in the Exhibition, still introduced themselves through “Shipyards  Pavillion” such as  Ha Long Shipbuilding Company Limited, Song Cam Shipbuilding Joint Stock Company , Damen Song Cam Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Pha Rung Shipbuilding Company … Some members of VISIA have their own booth at this Exhibition such as DP Green Lines, Tan Vien Dong, Vietnam Kenta …

Especially, the booth number  D01 has become a connecting point, a place attracting the attention of domestic and foreign visitors. “A booth is small, but always crowded” – that is Mr. Meng Seng Loh –a visitor  from Singapore- comment . VISIA’s booth also introduced many activities, especially a map of Vietnam shipbuilding network-  a chart published  with Singapore-based MapSGlobe advertising company, with hundreds of copies  free for all visitors. This is the first version publishing , has been commented by people, especially the VR branches throughout the country. MapSGlobe will bring the map to show at all regional and world maritime exhibitions, for example this exhibition in Indonesia this fall and especially the Marintech event in Shanghai later this year.

In addition to seeking partnerships, Visia booth also highlights cultural activities with publications, magazines … written by teachers, researchers of Maritime Universities.

At the exhibition forum , “Vietnam Shipbuilding – An Overview”   was presented by engineer Le Loc, a spokeman of VISIA,  with many listeners from the UK, Germany and Korea …

Also at the Exhibition, Mr. Do Thai Binh had a presentation to launch the 3rd edition of his “ English – Vietnamese Maritime Dictionary “ .  And the book “From  Paper to Electronic Chart” writen by Captain Tieu Van Kinh was given to Mr Tom Mellor -Head of Digital Standards at the UKHO- a speaker at this INMEX forum

Mrs Marjan Lacet, Trade Promotion Manager  of  Netherlands Maritime Technology (NMT) said: To learn more about Vietnamese shipbuilding panorama, after this exhibition, she will lead the Dutch trade delegation  to visit northern Vietnam shipyards.

INMEX Vietnam 2019 is the 7 th maritime industry exhibition, focusing on a comprehensive display of fields such as shipbuilding, service and engineering, marine equipment, as well as supply chain management solutions. .