Vietnam Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction Officiates VietWater 2014

Vietnam's No. 1 International Water & Wastewater Industry Event Opens Its Doors to A Record Breaking Number of Exhibiting Companies
2014-11-12 18:59 1656

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIETWATER 2014 Expo & Forum commences today with a grand opening ceremony, officiated by the Vice Minister of Construction, Vietnam, His Excellency Mr. Cao Lai Quang. Hosted by the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and fully supported by the Administration of Technical Infrastructure Department (ATI) under the Ministry of Construction and the Southeast Asian Water Utilities Network (SEAWUN), VietWater 2014 has been dubbed Vietnam's No. 1 International Water and Wastewater Industry Event. Now in its 6th edition, VietWater 2014 will showcase over 300 participating companies from 32 countries from 12 - 14 November at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC).


Focused entirely on the water industry, VietWater has been well-received and proven to be a fine quality water industry event since its inception. The event will showcase a wide range of innovative services, technologies, systems, purification processes, equipment, and machinery related to the water and wastewater sector. The exhibitor profile reflects this diversity with the presence of major international pavilions from Japan, France, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Denmark, Taiwan, Singapore, the State of Illinois (USA), China, Israel and Finland alongside industry-leading companies. The exchanges and transfers of knowledge and expertise by water professionals all happening under one roof serves the purpose of VietWater 2014 as a meeting point for trade and is seen as the go-to destination for expanding and improving products and technologies.

H.E. Mr. Cao Lai Quang accentuates this, stating "VietWater 2014 will bring new ideas on investment for a sustainable development of the water sector of Vietnam. And this is also a very good opportunity for investors, businesses, and managers to share information and their precious experiences. This platform will also create opportunities for business cooperation and useful information on the application of materials, advanced equipment from various countries around the world for Vietnam water industry."

M. Gandhi, Managing Director of ASEAN Business, (UBM ASIA) emphasised, "This is where we can address problems in a frank and open manner by assisting investors and entrepreneurs in the country's fledgling water industry. Millions of US dollars in transactions are expected to take place right here and this will help raise Vietnam's manufacturing level and the country's ability to compete with other nations in the region."

Looking at the overwhelming response, VietWater 2014 is set to break its previous record with an expected 9000 trade professionals from across the region. Apart from the latest innovations and wide emerging market to offer, there will be Technical Seminar sessions with the theme of "Towards High Technology in Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and After Discharge", designed to help participants find solutions to various industry issues and challenges over this three-day period. Renowned international keynote speakers will be at VietWater 2014 to share their best practises and experiences.

VietWater 2014 is pleased to provide an excellent and comprehensive business platform for the international water industry. Endless business opportunities are available to improve the country's development and also have a positive impact by speeding up progress in the water systems.

VietWater 2014 is open on 12 and 13 November 2014, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and on 14 November 2014, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Onsite registration begins 12 November 2014 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC). Access to the exhibition and seminars are free for all trade visitors. For more information, please log on to:

Highlight of First Day of VietWater 2014

  • The Official Opening Ceremony by the H.E. Mr. Cao Lai Quang Vice Minister, Ministry of Construction, Vietnam, witnessed by High Excellencies, Distinguished Industrialists, Exhibitors, Overseas Delegations, Trade Bodies and Media Representatives.
  • Technical Seminar
  • B2B Business Matching

Highlight of Second Day of VietWater 2014

  • Technical Seminar
  • Panel Discussion - "Financing for Water Business in Vietnam – Challenges and Opportunities"
  • Ministry of Construction (MOC) Seminar – "Enterprise Reform in the Water Sector towards Effective Investment Models and Operations"
  •  Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) Seminar - "Marketing for Water Enterprises"
  • B2B Business Matching

Highlight of Third Day of VietWater 2014

  • Technical Seminar
  • B2B Business Matching

UBM is also the organiser for the globally renowned Asia Water & Wastewater Industry Show Series across ASEAN countries - Asiawater, MyanmarWater, Thai Water and Water Philippines.

Notes to Editors

1.  About UBM Asia (                                                                                  

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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For more information on VietWater 2014, please contact:


Ms. Yen (Hanoi)
Tel: +84-4629-41626

Ms. Toan (Ho Chi Minh)
Tel: +84-8-5401-2718

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Source: UBM Malaysia