Secutech Vietnam, an international security, fire and safety exhibition and conference in Vietnam concluded its ninth edition successfully. Running from 21st – 24th September, 2016, the event is the springboard for suppliers to tap into the expanding market in Vietnam.

Celebrating the 55th anniversary of the General Department of Fire Prevention & Rescue, the show made its special edition in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city and the trade hub of the country’s northern region. A dramatic increase of exhibitors, from 110 to 250, was recorded and it reinforced that the members of the industry are optimistic about the Vietnamese market. Exhibiting brands included ASTEC, Chang Sung ACE, Dahua Technology, Diteco, ECOME, Fire Protection Technologies, Hikvision, Hi-Max, HI SHARP, Honeywell, Merit LILIN, Namson Technology, Nha An Toan, Phuc Binh, Rapidrop, SilverSea, Techpro, Vantech, Vietsafe, and Western Digital.

Visiting countries

The show attracted a total of 7,473 trade visitors from 18 countries and regions, representing a 41% increase to last year’s show (2015: 5,272 visitors). The top five visiting countries and regions were Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan. In addition to visitors from Asia, the show also attracted trade visitors from America and Europe, such as France and the US.

To facilitate sourcing, four themed zones were established, which were Security, Fire and Safety, Smart Home, as well as Electric and Automation. Moreover, there were international pavilions from Korea and Taiwan and the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Pavilion displaying the latest technologies and solutions to visitors.

Ms Regina Tsai, Deputy General Manager of the show organiser, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, shared: “We are dedicated to enhance visitor’s experiences by offering a diverse fringe programme alongside the product showcase. During the four-day show, we have launched a series of product demonstrations such as fire extinguishing as well as organised 25 sessions of interactive seminars and forums. They were highly relevant to the current hottest topics in the areas of digital security solutions, fire and disaster precaution and industry automation. Collectively we have welcomed over 1,000 audiences in these events. I am sincerely grateful for the support and Secutech Vietnam will continue to serve as a global platform committed to unfolding the industry’s advancements and future trends.”

Support from local government and industry

"Secutech Vietnam is the
perfect place to meet up with
local distributors and deepen
the connection with the key
person in the Vietnamese fire protection market"

Secutech Vietnam is a security industry trade fair that benefited from the support of various parties. The President of Vietnam, Mr Tran Dai Quang, and the Deputy of Prime Minister, Mr Truong Hoa Binh visited the show. Their attendance revealed the government’s support of the industry’s development.

The show also gained continuous support from the industry-leading companies. Western Digital (South East Asia) is a loyal exhibitor for Secutech Vietnam. The company’s Country Sales Manager, Mr Khuat Thanh Nam said: “This is our fifth year to attend Secutech Vietnam as an exhibitor, and we met some great visitors who hold the key channels to the fast-growing security market in Vietnam. We will definitely come back next year.” Due to city development projects in Vietnam, Mr Khuat expected the security market in the country is growing. At this year’s show, Western Digital was presenting the latest surveillance storage solutions to visitors.

Vantech, another long-term exhibitor from Vietnam, echoed the sentiment. The company’s International Sales Manager, Mr Florian Le Guen, shared: “Secutech Vietnam is an excellent business platform serving local industry professionals well. Vantech has been supporting and exhibiting at the show for many years. This year, we are beyond thrilled to have met some leading buyers based in the ASEAN countries. It is definitely helpful for expanding our business network in the region. We will come back in 2017 for sure!”

Overwhelming response

Overseas suppliers also regarded Secutech Vietnam as a springboard to tap the local market opportunities. Mr Hyeong-Gweon Kim, General Manager for Korea Fire Institute, was satisfied with the exhibition. “Secutech Vietnam is the perfect place to meet up with local distributors and deepen the connection with the key person in the Vietnamese fire protection market,” said Mr Kim. Promoting the Korean company’s products and services on fire and safety, he described the visitors as professional and they have exceptional knowledge in the fire protection industry.

"Secutech Vietnam is an
excellent business platform
serving local industry professionals well"

UK-based manufacturer of fire sprinkler system products, Rapidrop International, exhibited at the show for the first time. The company has already expressed their desire to exhibit at the next edition because of the excellent result. The company’s General Manager, Mr Ian Brough commented: “This is our debut at Secutech Vietnam and this outcome is beyond our expectation! The trade show is well-organised and we met some great partners and buyers at the show.”

Secutech Vietnam is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd and Vietnam Advertisement & Fair Exhibition JSC – VIETFAIR. The show’s next edition is scheduled to run from 16th – 18th August 2017 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.

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