09:45 | 13/10/2015 Trade
(VEN) - The eighth NEPCON Vietnam expo focusing on surface-mount technology (SMT), testing technologies, equipment and support industries for electronics manufacturing, organized by Reed Tradex Co., Ltd. (Thailand), took place in Hanoi recently, attracting more than 100 international electronics brands. The event helped promote links between technology providers and electronic manufacturers and the development of local industries.
Transaction center for electronics manufacturers
As part of the globally renowned NEPCON series, NEPCON Vietnam 2015 gathered more than 100 leading machinery, instrument and equipment brands from 10 countries and territories including China, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Singapore, and Chinese Taipei. It was an effective advertising channel for SMT solution providers, meeting the technological demands of electronic component manufacturers, and helping increase their market share in the Vietnamese market.
Vietnam Electronic Industries Association (VEIA) President Luu Hoang Long said the event offered an important forum for industrialists to seek the most advanced electronics manufacturing technologies and machinery. The event attracted more than 7,000 visitors that were keen to learn more about over 100 brands from 10 countries and territories.
Vietnam seems well on the way to becoming a strategic manufacturing center for many famous electronics brands. Reed Tradex Vietnam Deputy Managing Director and General Manager Duangdej Yuaikwarmdee said in recent years, Vietnam had shown its great potential to become a Southeast Asian electronics manufacturing center. The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be established on the final day of this year, so cooperation between sectors and countries was becoming more important. This was also the reason why Reed Tradex decided to organize its NEPCON Vietnam expos with the aim to connect technology providers with electronics manufacturers.
Ronnie Wong, Chief Operating Officer at the Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (AEIS), said electricity and electronics were among the major industries that the Vietnamese government was keen to develop. Therefore, Singaporean companies brought their machinery and internationally recognized solutions to the event with the wish to contribute to the development of the market here.
JYKoo, Assistant Manager at K.Fairs (RoK), said his company had participated to present the latest technologies with the aim to help manufacturers meet international standards to catch new opportunities in the near future.
The IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries also held a hand soldering competition for participants at the event to showcase their skills in creating electronic circuit boards within a fixed time limit.
Visitors also had the opportunity to join a conference and attend technology presentations given by some exhibitors and associations such as VEIA, AEIS, Panasonic Factory Solutions ASIA Pacific (PF SAP), IPC Association Connecting Electronics Industries, Nihon Superior Co., Ltd. (Thailand), ASM Assembly Systems (S) Pte Ltd, and Indium Corporation.
Buyer sourcing and agent wanted program was a notable part of the event, offering a platform for suppliers and exhibitors to meet foreign customers. The program helped industrialists build and expand their business networks.