THE 2nd edition of Mining Vietnam will be staged from March 11 to 13 at the International Centre for Exhibition (ICE), Cultural Palace, Hanoi. On the back of the successful 2012 inaugural edition, Mining Vietnam 2014 again seeks to offer industry professionals and investors from the region and around the world a business gateway into Vietnam’s minerals and mining industry.

A well-attended conference session held during the inaugural Mining Vietnam in Hanoi during 2012.
A well-attended conference session held during the inaugural Mining Vietnam in Hanoi during 2012.

Organizers Allworld Exhibitions Alliance say the 2014 second edition will again be an event to showcase, educate, transact and engage local ministries and industries.

The debut edition was endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and Vinacomin as well as industry associations and organizations. It was well attended by 3293 industry professionals and the likes of Viet Phuong Investment, Masan Resources, Archipelago Resources, An Vien Group and Indochine Minerals.

It was also attended by ambassadors and trade commissioners from Poland, Laos, Russia and Italy while more than 150 local and international media witnessed and furnished comprehensive media coverage extending from trade journals to printed newspapers, broadcast and online channels.

Allworld Exhibitions in Vietnam deputy chief representative BT Tee says, “Although Vietnam’s mining industry faces structural challenges, industry entrepreneurs still see golden opportunities as state-owned entities seek operating partners to accelerate mineral extraction. This has led to an increase in mining activities in Vietnam and Indochina in general. First movers will benefit tremendously. Mining Vietnam 2014 will return with better industry outreach and marketing campaigns to reinforce its position as the technology sourcing and industry networking platform for Vietnam and beyond.”

Recently, the government of Vietnam has accelerated projects aimed at upgrading technologies deployed in the mineral recovery sector to target conformance to regional standards by 2015 and international standards by 2025. By complementing the needs of the government, Mining Vietnam 2014 continues to receive strong support from Ministries, industry associations and international trade promotion organizations.

Around 80% of participating companies in 2012 indicated interested in returning to exhibit in 2014 and organizers have responded by providing bigger space to showcase equipment and machines. To date there has been country pavilion allocations to Australia, China, Czech Republic, South Korea, Germany, Poland and the UK. This year Mining Vietnam will extend its industry outreach to the rest of Indochina through partnerships with relevant ministries.

Adding valuable educational content to the exhibition will be a 2-day technology seminar covering topics such as safety, deep tunnel technologies, process and operational best practices, environmental management and water remediation. Already, a strong Australian technology presence is expected with more contribution from market leaders to come.