Mining in Vietnam on show

The positive economic landscape of Vietnam will benefits from unlocking the country’s mineral resources for domestic consumption and economic growth requirements. Understanding these needs, Mining Vietnam 2016 – the third international mining and minerals recovery trade show for Vietnam – returns from March 29-31 at the International Centre for Exhibition (ICE), Cultural Palace Complex in Hanoi.


Launched in 2012, Mining Vietnam is the most trusted mining and mineral recovery event in the country, and attracts strong international participation. This year 161 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions, including international group pavilions from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Singapore and the UK have confirmed their presence at the event.


VINACOMIN Coal Import Export Joint Stock Company’s Mining Department head Hoang Duc Phuong said following Mining Vietnam in 2014, “The exhibition helps our company generate more contacts and strengthen our relationship with suppliers. We are also interested in drill and drilling equipment and discussed this with some suppliers at the show. We believe the exhibition will develop in the future.”


Polska Technika Gornicza SA representative Agata Zielenski added, “It is a great show, proving to be a success with a lot of meetings and presentations and a good opportunity to meet other companies.”


In 2014 Mining Vietnam attracted 3581 visitors from Vietnam and other countries. 91% of the visitors said they were satisfied with the exhibition and 98% said they would return in 2016.


This year The ASIA Miner, with the support from the Australian Trade Commission, is again hosting a Regional Technical Conference in conjunction with Mining Vietnam. The ASIA Miner, the official exhibition magazine and part of the Mining Media International stable, has lined up interesting speakers who will highlight some of the newest innovations and cost-saving technologies for the mining industry in Vietnam and the region.


The Regional Technical Conference on March 29 will feature three of the hottest words in the mining industry right now – productivity, efficiency and innovation. Well-known speakers from across South East Asia and Australia will share their valuable experience and knowledge. Topics include green technology, dust control, dewatering and process controls.


Speakers include Trade Commissioner, Austrade, Janelle Casey; Asian Mineral Resources CEO Evan Spencer; Weir Minerals product specialist rubber Michael Friedrich; Weir Minerals territory manager for Asia Tino Morassut; Outotec South East Asia Technical Solutions manager Sherwin Morgan; TRIO general manager Asia Pacific Tom Wedlock; Port of Newcastle CEO Geoff Rower; and HunterNet’s Wayne Diemar.


Mining Vietnam is organised by Singapore Exhibition Services, a member of Allworld Alliance Services. Vietnam Representative Office deputy chief BT Tee says, “We are pleased to have the continual support of the mining industry which is with us at this year’s exhibition.


“Although the global market for minerals is challenging, our event has managed to hold itself against odds and has retained its size and international representation of technology suppliers.


“This is a testament to the confidence in the Vietnamese industry which has seen its share of ups and downs but is currently buoyed by the need for more power generation boosted by inbound manufacturing investors, which drives the need to increase coal extraction.


“This benefits the country’s balance of payments as the need for imported coal is reduced. Alongside mining is the Building and Construction exhibition which shares some similar customer and technology profiles – earthmoving technologies in particular. We hope the co-location of both events will benefit exhibitors as more varied industry buyers will attend.”