Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023 accelerates Vietnam’s EV development, automotive manufacturing advancement

The show is set to take place from June 23-25, 2023, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), and will bring together local players who are leading the EV supply chain formation.

Vietnam’s automotive industry has been rapidly evolving, with a particular focus on electric vehicle (EV) development, and the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023 show aims to explore the country’s progress in this field.

The show is set to take place from June 23-25, 2023, at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), and will bring together local players who are leading the EV supply chain formation.

Vietnam is Southeast Asia’s fastest-rising economy, with the manufacturing sector playing a crucial role in this growth. The automotive industry is expected to be a key segment of advancement in the years ahead, and many international companies are turning to Vietnam due to the comprehensive Free Trade Agreements and the cost-competitiveness of operating in the country.

The Vietnamese government has recognized the importance of the automotive industry and its modernization and has focused on the Vietnam Electric Vehicle Industry Development Plan to become a leading manufacturer of EVs and related components. The government has prioritized investment plans and tax incentives to support the competitiveness of domestic companies in the value chain and the uptake of electric two and four-wheelers among the growing consumer base.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023 show aims to support these local efforts and promote opportunities in the market to local and global networks. The show will include the likes of the Vietnam Automotive Technicians Network (OTO-HUI), Vietnam Association of Mechanical Industry (VAMI), Vietnam Association for Supporting Industries (VASI), Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA) and NC Network. The synergy of local and overseas exhibitors with showcases in the Automotive Manufacturing & Automation, Auto Service & Maintenance/Accessories & Customizing, and EV & IoT zones will become an integral part of the collaborative platform.

Moreover, a collection of domestic and international speakers at the Automechanika Connected Exchange, Smart Factory and Industry 4.0, and Electrification and Digitalization Conferences will explore ways to enhance the vehicle lifecycle in line with electrification and digitalization to transform Vietnam into a complete automotive manufacturing hub.

The Auto Service and Maintenance Workshop will be an overarching theme during the event, where professional instructors will guide manufacturers, technical engineers, mechanics, and workshop owners on repairing and diagnosing high-voltage systems and ADAS recalibration.

In addition, AutoFest@HCMC will present a medley of activities to fuse automotive culture with the day-to-day marketplace, including the Auto City Marketplace, EMMA Vietnam, Drift & Stunt, and Auto NITZ Party, aiming to offer more outlets for suppliers to interact with potential clients, workshops, car owners, and enthusiasts.

“The growth and development of Vietnam’s automotive industry show no signs of slowing down with both sales and manufacturing capabilities on the rise. The recent urbanization of the country means its automotive industry has leapfrogged internal combustion engines straight into a heavy focus on EV development,” said Fiona Chiew, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. “As a result, the country has the potential to become one of the fastest ASEAN member states to take on the rising demand for EV consumption and production.”

To fully embrace EVs, Vietnam must also nurture talent across the board to meet the demands and boost productivity in manufacturing, as well as after-sales services in the local market. The Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2023 trade show aims to be a collaborative platform to help Vietnam achieve this goal.

To support local efforts, Chiew said, “As always, we will promote opportunities in the market to our local and global networks. Our launch in Hanoi with strategic partners, supporting organisations, associations and the media aimed to grow the show’s awareness in Northern Vietnam. I believe it was an important opportunity to create stronger ties in the domestic market to offer up a broader overview of automotive manufacturing and EV development.”

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Chan Chao International Co Ltd and Yorkers Exhibition Service Vietnam. For more information, please visit or contact Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, +852 2802 7728 /

The brand’s flagship show, Automechanika Frankfurt, will return to the stage from 10 to 14 September 2024. Meanwhile, other Automechanika events organised by Messe Frankfurt’s Greater China offices include:

  • Automechanika Shanghai: 29 November – 2 December 2023  

  • Automechanika Kuala Lumpur: 16 – 18 March 2023

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