Vietwater: Connecting the industry over the past decade

International water technology, services, supply, sanitation, resources, and purification event, Vietwater, returns to the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from the 7th to the 9th of November 2018.

With the event growing steadfastly over the years, this year marks the event’s 10th anniversary.

“During the last decade of Vietwater, we are proud to have created an event for Vietnam that provides technologies and services for municipalities and industries,” Eliane Van Doorn, Director of International Business Development, UBM Asia, said. “The event has consistently offered to buyers in Vietnam the latest international trends influencing the water industry. This year, even as we continue organising this water-centric trade event, we have embarked on a programme to expand the technology and service exhibition profile, complimenting the existing scope with solid waste management and pollution/environmental technologies. These are sectors that are concurrently expanding with the water supply sector.”


Vietwater aspires to deliver environmental and technological solutions for air, water, and ground over the longer term, positioning itself as the point of convergence for users and service providers for Vietnam and beyond.

With a population of 92 million that is still growing, and with one of the highest rates of industrialisation and urbanisation in the world alongside an impressive six per cent GDP average growth over the past few years, Vietnam offers investors and technology supplier an incredible breadth of business opportunities – from industrial and environmental solutions, to municipal management to infrastructure development. According to Vietmnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the countries generates 69,000 tons of solid waste daily with industrial wastewater-related rubbish amounting to three million cubic metres a day.

The 10th edition of Vietwater is supported by numerous industry stakeholders and associations. The event expects to gather 500 participating companies from more than 40 countries come November this year, and is projected to attract 15,000 trade visitors from Vietnam as well as the region. It is the fastest growing water technology trade event in the developing nation.

“I think the 10th edition of Vietwater with its expansion to include the environmental sector is a positive development that supports the country’s sustainable targets,” Mr Katsuhide Motojima, General Director, Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd, one of the exhibitors in the upcoming 2018 show, shared. “As an integrated entity operating in the general environmental sector, we believe that Vietwater 2018 allows us to not only highlight our solutions for water and environment, but also connect us with our potential industry partners and customers.”


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