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VTG 2018 kicks off in HCM City, 500 exhibitors to showcase their expertise

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

22-November-2018  |  2 mins read

VTG 2018
Image Courtesy: vtgvietnam.com

The 18th Vietnam International Textile & Garment Industry Exhibition, or VTG 2018, opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City on 21 November.

Interdye Asia 2018 and VFM – fair on footwear machinery – were also hosted along with VTG 2018.

After a sluggish and slow start, the opening day saw an average footfall, which the organisers expects to increase in next three days.

The four-day event will witness participation from more than 500 exhibitors representing various countries including China, Taiwan, South Korea, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Pham Xuan Hong, Chairman, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Garment and Textile, Embroidery and Knitwear said that the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) can be very fruitful if the local businesses can make the best use of opportunities to improve their production and cut down the expenses.

An extensive range of equipment, technologies, products and services pertaining to apparel and textile sector are on display at the fair. The advanced embroidery machines from Tajima, ZSK and Richpeace are also the major attraction at the exhibition.

Sizeable crowds are expected at the stalls of Han-Bond, Heinz Walz and Sansin, and others, who are showcasing the best of their printing machines. While Silk Road and Beworth – displaying their latest flat knitting machines – also expects to draw more visitors during the upcoming days.

The visitors can also experience the best of the sewing machines from renowned Chinese and Hong Kong brands like Adler, Siruba, Leman and others at the event.

VTG 2018, like previous editions, will also be conducting seminars on various topics ranging from US-China trade war to solutions for saving energy in the textile industry. There will also be talks/seminars on digitalisation, automation as well as the challenges that are currently affecting the Vietnamese apparel industry.