Amid robust growth prospects, Vietnam’s automotive industry is poised to witness a 25 percent compound annual growth between 2020 and 2025, thanks to a thriving domestic economy and supportive fiscal measures. To reinforce this momentum, the fifth edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to make a big return, expecting more than 450 exhibitors from 23 to 25 June 2023 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC).
The event, seen as a unique assembly for the industry, will showcase an array of products, services, and technologies. The pre-event held on 13 June 2023 witnessed Fiona Chiew, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, defining their approach. “Our three-prong strategy incorporating business, workshops and entertainment caters to the unique needs of the Vietnamese market,” Chiew said. “For example, umbrella themes across the exhibition will spotlight areas of the industry with high growth potential. In addition, we believe that adding a number of highly interactive events, for service providers, car owners and enthusiasts, can also draw greater attention to opportunities in customisation and talent in the aftermarket.”
This special edition is expected to set new records, hosting over 450 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions. Renowned for being one of the most resourceful and international automotive events in Vietnam, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is likely to attract a vast crowd from around the world, including conglomerates and firms from countries as diverse as Australia, France, India, Japan, and more.
From passenger and commercial vehicle sectors to manufacturing and automation, the event will cover a broad spectrum of industry themes. This diverse range will aid the Government’s goals to expand Vietnam’s influence in the global supply chain, fostering local production and boosting overseas investment.
The EV Zone will highlight Vietnam’s potential to emerge as one of the leading ASEAN states to embrace EV consumption and production. To support this, the new zone will host local and international exhibitors showcasing advanced solutions and technologies, such as the Hong Kong Productivity Council’s presentation of EV battery charging systems.
“Our three-prong strategy incorporating business, workshops and entertainment caters to the unique needs of the Vietnamese market.”Fiona Chiew, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Accompanying these displays, the Digitalisation and Electrification Business Networking Event will highlight new mobility concepts and sustainability, resonating with government initiatives to transform Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi into smart cities.
Furthermore, the Automotive Manufacturing & Automation Zone is set to witness the participation of Skoda Auto, a recent entrant planning to establish a production plant in Vietnam. The Zone will see collaboration between the Vietnam Association for Supporting Industries and NC Network to bring in a group of local automotive manufacturers and Japanese joint-venture manufacturers. The collective aim is to highlight the country’s production prowess to both local and overseas audiences.
The zone will also host key speakers from industry giants like ABB and Bosch at the Automotive Manufacturing, Transformation and Automation Conference. They will discuss recent trends, opportunities, and the integration of robotics in creating smart factories.
Exhibitors cover wider segments of the supply chain
The line-up of exhibitors is set to present a leading range of products, services and solutions. Some notable brands include:
- Dielektrik UAB – a forerunner in engine control unit repair technologies;
- EXEDY – a clutch specialist dominating the global OEM market;
- Launch – a leader in vehicle diagnostics, ADAS calibration, tools and workshop equipment;
- Liqui Moly (strategic partner) – lubricant expert for motor oils, additives and car care;
- OBD/Autel – providing globally-recognised tools and software for diagnostics, repair and maintenance;
- SAMPA – offering advanced parts for commercial vehicles;
- TecAlliance – data management solutions to enhance information flow across the supply chain;
- Yon Ming – parts distributor and aftermarket service provider for the repair and maintenance for commercial vehicles; and,
- ZF – a global technology company offering solutions for next generation mobility.
Moving the benchmark of a trade fair experience
Once again, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City sets its eyes on attracting an even wider scope of visitors to the show. AutoFest@HCMC, the show’s latest addition in the fringe programme, blurs the lines between automotive culture, networking and the day-to-day marketplace in the exhibition environment. A range of activities throughout the three-day show, include:
- Auto Service Day
- Auto NITZ Party
- Drift and Stunt shows
- EMMA Vietnam – Car Audio and Modification Competition
- OEM & Auto City Marketplace
For the full list of events, please visit: www.automechanika-hcmc.com/events
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 www.automechanika-hcmc.com or contact Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, +852 2802 7728 / email@example.com.
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 to 2 December 2023
- Automechanika Kuala Lumpur: 8 to 10 May 2025
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