VIETWATER 2012 Spurring Growth Through Innovation

Nov 06, 2012, 04:57 ET from UBM Malaysia

- Vietnam's No.1 Water & Wastewater Industry Show

- Show date: 6 - 8 November, 2012

- Venue: Vietnam Exhibition & Fair Centre (VEFAC), Hanoi, Vietnam


HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Widely renowned as the Vietnam's No.1 Water & Wastewater Industry Show, VIETWATER 2012 will return to Hanoi from 6 - 8 November 2012 at the Vietnam Exhibition & Fair Centre (VEFAC).  The event will be of great value to industry players and help to solve many urgent water problems with new technology and innovations.

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"With hundreds of booths showcasing advanced technologies, equipment, services and products in water supply and environmental sanitation from all over the world, the Exhibition attracts thousands of leading experts of Vietnam and overseas. This event provides an excellent opportunity for information exchange, experiences sharing and learning, and advanced technology updating in water and sanitation sector, aiming at improvements of living quality for the population," indicated by His Excellency Cao Lai Quang, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Construction of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam who is also the Chairman of Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA).

The 2012 event is again being hosted by the VWSA and supported by the Ministry of Construction for Vietnam and the Southeast Asian Water Utilities Network (SEAWUN). The opening ceremony was presided over by His Excellency Cao Lai Quang, together with other VVIPs including  Mr. Nguyen Hong Tien, Director General, Administration of Technical Infrastructure Department of Ministry of Construction, Mr. Tran Quang Hung, Vice Chairman of Vietnam Water supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), His Excellency Jean-Noel Poirier, Ambassador of Embassy of France in Vietnam, Mr. Hideo Suzuki, Minister of Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, Mr. Hirokazu Yamaoka, Chief  Representative Office of Japan External Trade Organization and others.

With such prestigious backing the VIETWATER 2012 Expo & Forum will be an ideal marketing channel for industry players to grow and leverage their business.

"Vietwater Expo and Forum has become the meeting place for French enterprises. The Delegation of French Enterprises -- organized by UBIFRANCE is comprised of 16 companies. In the three days of exhibition, these enterprises would be pleased to welcome, discuss and introduce to you French technologies and services at the French Pavilion," said His Excellency Jean Noel Poirier, Ambassador of France in Vietnam.

Although government and international associations have worked to improve water distribution and production in Vietnam, serious water shortages are still a problem and have been compounded by heavy drought. Water scarcity is a destabilising force because it affects many different sectors of the economy - especially agriculture, where 70% of consumption is used for crop irrigation. The Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment recently reported that Vietnam has plentiful reserves of surface water - about 255 billion cubic metres per year. But although water utilisation only accounts for 53 billion cubic metres per year, much of it is polluted resulting in serious shortages in many areas.

Another problem facing Vietnam is a lack of equipment, exacerbated in turn by low human and financial resources.  This underscores the urgent need for the optimum utilisation of water and the pressing need to overcome shortages and sustainability issues.

"We wish the development and completeness of water system of Vietnam towards the industrialization and modernization will be more accelerated under the collaboration of the governments and companies from our both countries," said Mr. Hideo Suzuki, Minister, Embassy of Japan in Vietnam in his speech during the opening ceremony of VIETWATER 2012.

VIETWATER 2012 is being held at the perfect time and will enable industry professionals, decision makers and consumers to join together and identify solutions to these challenges. The demand for answers and equipment is at an all-time high due to Vietnam's rapid economic and social development.

Good tools are a prerequisite for any successful job and this is why modern technology, effective management and professionalism are urgently needed in the Vietnamese water industry today.  The 2012 event will feature over 298 exhibitors from 28 countries, and National Pavilions from France, Denmark, Malaysia, mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore & Japan.

VIETWATER 2012 is set to surpass its previous record by welcoming over 8,500 visitors. Sponsors and major international exhibitors include: Grundfos, Envitech, Tsurumi Pumps, Swing Corp, Xylem (ITT)) , JFE Engineering, Tsukishima Kikai, Endress+Hausser, Ekoval, Tongfa Equipment, Global Water Solution, APTRochem-Vinatexland, Viet Nhat 3, AEC, Vinatesco, Prominent, Schneider, Kobelco, Wilo,JFE Advantech, Veolia, FAF Valves, VPIC, Toan A, H-Tech., and many more.
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VIETWATER 2012 also presents a unique opportunity for companies in the water and wastewater industry to advance their business through multiple networking opportunities. Businesses will also be able to inspect the latest technology and learn about new ideas that will help them keep pace with market developments. The show provides a perfect opportunity to contact new customers under one roof saving time and travel.

Please visit the VIETWATER 2012 website at for further details.

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