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Strong South Korean Technology Presence At Electric & Power Vietnam 2016

The combined exhibition of Electric & Power Vietnam 2016 and Industrial Automation Vietnam 2016 got off to a good start with a prominent presence of South Korea’s leading power and automation equipment manufacturers and suppliers under a pavilion jointly organized by KEPCO – Korean Electric Power Company and KEMC – Korean Electrical Manufacturers Cooperative.

Ho Chi Minh City, 14 September 2016 - The growing demand for electricity in Vietnam as a result of an expanding economy is sending the government strong signals to ensure adequate electricity supply for national socio-economic development. In this light, there is a pressing need for a strong electric power industry event to enhance intra-regional power trade and investment promotion plus technology transfer. Into its 6th edition, Electric & Power Vietnam has gradually solidified its position as the event of choice for the power and energy industry as well as automation technologies, continuing to receive strong support from leading enterprises in Vietnam and beyond.

South Korean Technology Spotlight at Electric & Power Vietnam 2016

With a total investment of US$25 billion, South Korea has surpassed other traditional top foreign investors to become the largest investor in Vietnam. Many South Korean companies see the potential for the Vietnam’s power sector development and are keen to boost business cooperation with Vietnamese power companies in the coming time, especially in the context of the recently signed Vietnam – Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Each and every edition of Electric & Power Vietnam proudly hosts a large number of Korean exhibitors who are eager to put up an impressive display of technologies, equipment and solutions catering to the local power industry. The 6th edition once again marks strong South Korean participation under the auspices of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Korea Electrical Manufacturers' Cooperative (KEMC), which feature a total of 20 leading Korean companies highlighting their best-of-breed advancements of electric power engineering, plus factory and process automation.

Notable South Korean companies at the show include, but are not limited to: Dong Nam Petroleum; Namsung Industries; Oriental System; Osemco; Seondo Electric; Woojin Precision & Industries; Young-Hwa Electric.

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), 51% of the shares owned by the Korean government, is the largest electric utility in South Korea. KEPCO is responsible for over 90% of Korea's electricity generation, transmission and distribution.

Electric & Power Vietnam 2016: Striking Statistics

Electric & Power Vietnam 2016 prides itself as a one-stop shop for power and energy saving solutions and automation technologies, organized by the Hong Kong Exhibition Services and locally supported by the VCCI Exhibition Service. With the unwavering commitment from the government, supporting ministries and associations, the event features more than 150 sector leading exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, including 7 international group pavilions of China, Germany, Korea, India, Singapore, Taiwan and Turkey. Over 4,500 key industry buyers and decision makers from across Vietnam and the region are expected to attend the event.

34 Vietnamese power companies will also exhibit their innovative products at this 6th edition, including locally based manufacturers, suppliers and branches of foreign companies in Vietnam. ABB, Anh Thy, G7 Technology, Ha Long Inspection and Technical Services (HAINTEC), Hanyoung Nux Vietnam, Honeywell International, Pacific Technology and Equipment (PATEK), Pasona Tech Vietnam, Rittal, Takemoto Vietnam are just a few among the local exhibitor line-up for 2016.

Electric & Power Vietnam is poised to showcase a rich and diverse array of cutting-edge machinery and technologies that can enable local electric companies to achieve increased productivity, efficiency and cost saving, representing every link of the supply chain - from meter and monitoring system; electrical installation, distribution and transmission; to industrial electronics; production and process automation; and many more.

An ideal gateway for leading international power engineering companies

The overall power consumption in Vietnam is continuing to rise rapidly over the years, fueling the socio-economic development and wealth creation of the country. According to the National Master Plan for Power Development for the 2011 – 2020 period with the vision to 2030, the electricity demand of the country is 169 billion kWh by 2015 and 290 billion kWh by 2020. Total investment in the power sector in 2011 – 2020 is estimated at 929.7 trillion VND (equivalent to US$48.8 billion). The significant increase in energy consumption as well as capital investment presents new opportunities for international suppliers to expand business scope and tap into the Vietnamese market. 

Electric & Power Vietnam has officially returned from 14 to 16 September 2016, bringing together a diverse selection of technology suppliers, service providers and the like from across the electric power and automation supply chain, along with a series of technical seminars discussing the key issues and up-to-minute topics facing the local power sector today.

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Additional Information:

About Electric and Power Vietnam 2016:

Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)

Address: 799 Nguyen Van Linh Parkway, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City

Date: 14 – 16 September, 2016 (Wed – Fri)

Time:  0900hrs – 1700hrs

Electric and Power Vietnam/ Industrial Automation Vietnam was first launched in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2006 and has continually expanded to become Vietnam's most comprehensive power, electric and process engineering solutions trade event. The joint event is organised by Hong Kong Exhibition Services Ltd and marketed worldwide by International Expo Management Singapore, Overseas Exhibition Services Ltd UK, and is supported locally by Vietnam Representative Office – Singapore Exhibition Services and the VCCI Exhibition Service. Taking place every two years, Electric and Power Vietnam/ Industrial Automation Vietnam maintains its position as a value-added platform that spotlights formidable, high-end power engineering solutions and technologies, attracting a plethora of trade visitors and receiving unwavering support from the government and associations.

The 6th edition of Electric and Power Vietnam/ Industrial Automation Vietnam will be staged from 14 to 16 September 2016 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). Please visit for more information.

Media Contact:

Tran Thi My Duyen (Joey Tran, Ms.)                                                                                          
PR and Conference Executive
Vietnam Representative Office, Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: (+84) 8 3930 7618 (Ext: 108)

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