HVACR Vietnam 2018 was a resounding success in its first edition in Hanoi with 300 VIP Buyers, over 640 on-site meeting appointments between buyers and exhibitors in just three days, and high satisfaction levels from exhibitors.
75% of the exhibitors have rebooked for the 2019 show
The first Hanoi edition of HVACR Vietnam 2018 wrapped up on a resounding note, with high satisfaction levels from exhibitors all-round. Over the three days, more than 640 on-site meeting appointments were conducted between the exhibitors and 300 VIP buyers, with buoyant attendance at the multiple seminars as well. Additionally, 75% of the exhibitors have rebooked for the 2019 show at Ho Chi Minh City.
More Than 200 Global Brands & Companies
Held from April 18 – 20 at the National Exhibition Construction Center (NECC), the event is the trusted exhibition for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Air Filtration & Purification, and Refrigeration technology and systems. More than 200 global brands and companies were represented in the show. The event, the only focused and most established international industrial exhibition in the country, has had 11 previous editions in Ho Chi Minh City. To cater to the local market demand, the organizer Informa Exhibitions will rotate the exhibition between the two cities, with Hanoi hosting it on even years, and Ho Chi Minh City hosting it on odd years.
Different Host Cities, Greater Exposure
Mr Nguyen Trung Kien, Director of Khai Phat Co., JSC, said: “As the exhibition next year will be held in Ho Chi Minh City, we expect to meet a lot of different companies. This means a bigger marketing exposure for us as well as more potential clients.” Mr Kim, Manager of Kyung Dong, added: “Vietnam is one of our target markets, and there are few exhibitions in Vietnam like HVACR, where the scale, professionalism and quality are of such high standards. The exhibition has helped us to gain a firm foothold in Vietnam, as well as grow our sales, so it’s important for us to be part of HVACR.”
Exhibition Hits High In Satisfaction Levels
A survey done with the exhibitors in the recently-ended show showed very high satisfaction levels. For instance:
A Prime Opportunity To Seek Out Business Partners
- 78% of exhibitors managed to successfully generate new sales leads;
- 94% of exhibitors stated that the exhibition was a good platform to penetrate new markets and generate new sales leads; and
- 94% of exhibitors stated that the exhibition played an important role in their marketing activities within the region.
Additionally, 94% of exhibitors identified Vietnam as one of their target markets. On their reasons for exhibiting at HVACR Vietnam, 93% said one of the top objectives is to seek agents/distributors and joint venture partners. Taiwanese company Air Clean Deviser Taiwan Corp was one of them. A representative shared: “Most of our products were sold out in the exhibition, and we had the opportunity to meet many agents who wanted to distribute our products. For sure, we will be participating in the HVACR Vietnam 2019 show in Ho Chi Minh City.” Represented by their Chinese office in Suzhou, Finnish company Enchoy Ventilation System Co. Ltd added: “We got many new quality local partners for both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City at HVACR Vietnam 2018, which was very professional and well organised.”
Stronger Friendships & Market Presence Forged
The survey also revealed that 85% launched or marketed their new products and services at the exhibition, while the same number also felt that the exhibition was a good opportunity to connect with existing clients and establish their market presence in Vietnam. TSES Co., Ltd from Korea agreed: “The show was very helpful for us to meet new customers and partners in the industry.”
More HVACR And Green-Building Seminars
The Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), which co-organised with Informa a series of insightful seminars at the recently concluded edition of HVACR Vietnam, will again lend their support to the event next year. The VGBC is an international nonprofit organisation established in 2007 to raise awareness and lead the way for the development of green buildings in the country. Mr Dang Thanh Long, Executive Director of VGBC, said: “We had a great experience working with the organisers, and we look forward to our next collaboration to bring more trending topics in the HVACR industry and green building to trade professionals.”
An Even Better Exhibition Awaits
“HVACR Vietnam is an effective platform for companies looking to showcase new products, gain access to new opportunities, raise the company and brand profile, establish a market presence, meet quality buyers, and seek joint venture partners,” said Mr Jack Wei, General Manager of Informa Global Exhibitions (Asia). “We are very pleased that HVACR Vietnam has again helped so many companies, local and international, to connect and grow their business together. We are also heartened and humbled that 75% of our exhibitors this year have already rebooked their booths with us for next year. As we return to Ho Chi Minh City next year, we promise to grow from strength to strength. My team and I look forward to meeting everyone again.”
Booking for 2019 Show Opens
HVACR Vietnam 2019 will return to Ho Chi Minh City from March 27 to 29, 2019.
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