Since borders reopened in March, Vietnam’s automotive market has been reviving and organisers of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2022 have been introducing a combination of physical and digital solutions for the trade fair. From 2 June to 1 July, the new digital platform, V-Connect, has been running, while the physical exhibition will run 29 June to 1 July.
The Vietnamese Government has halved new car registration fees to help the local automobile market and reports vehicle sales with locally-assembled and imported vehicles experiencing a year-on-year growth of 41 and 25% in the first two months of 2022, respectively.
Given the rising market coupled with favourable circumstances, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City reports exhibitors confirmed from 15 countries and regions, including China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Middle East, Poland, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan.
Exhibitors will convene in several country and region pavilions, as well as a new dedicated area spotlighting Automotive Services and Maintenance, and Accessories and Customising. These include CEPSA (Spain), DTE Systems (Germany), Dunlop Tech (Germany), EXEDY (Japan), and REPSOL (Spain).
Local industry associations, the Vietnam Association for Supporting Industries (VASI) and the Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA), have endorsed the Automotive Manufacturing and Automation zone. It will gather key players in automotive manufacturing and other supporting industries to feature related equipment, techniques, tools and materials.
The trade fair is launching V-Connect, a platform providing a collaborative digital solution running alongside the physical show. Stretching the three-day physical event to a month-long online networking experience, exhibitors and pre-registered visitors can seamlessly navigate and interact with one-another by accessing a centralised databank of profiles.
Exhibitors can maximise brand awareness by uploading product catalogues, corporate videos and pamphlets in their personalised profiles to capture potential leads.
V-Connect can be used to schedule business meetings (onsite and online) and there is an interactive chat box and video conference tools. To find out more about V-Connect, visit: www.automechanika-hcmc.com/V-connect