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HCM City Welcomes 163 Int’l Exhibitors to Glasstech Asia, Fenestration Asia 2016Posted: Monday, November 28, 2016
The 14th presentation of Glasstech Asia 2016 is staged for the second time in Ho Chi Minh City from 24 to 26 November. Glasstech Asia 2016 and Fenestration Asia 2016 occupies a gross exhibition area of almost 5,000 square metres here at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre, playing host to 163 exhibitors from 14 countries, featuring six international pavilions from China, Germany, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
Demand for flat glass in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to see the fastest gains through 2018, benefiting the five of the fastest-growing national markets for flat glass worldwide, including China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and of course, Vietnam. Beside, Vietnam is also well-poised to lead the regional real estate market over the next few years, with attention focused on infrastructure development throughout the country. The property developers in Vietnam are much more experienced, financially capable and are aware of the consumer’s needs and wants which is reflected in the increased focus on design, quality and facilities provided. Accordingly, glass is fast becoming a popular material in the central treadmill of works.
As such, the return of Glasstech Asia to Vietnam is a timely one indeed. Glasstech Asia 2016, incorporating Hollow Glass Asia 2016, is the preferred sourcing platform for architectural and glass processing needs – the premier showcase for the up and downstream of the glass industry, and notably one of the largest glass exhibitions in Southeast Asia. The ensured quality and standards of our exhibitors would therefore ensure the quality of the glass products and related services and technologies entering the Vietnam market. In view of the increasing demand for windows, doors, façades, related services and accessories that follows in the wake of the recent infrastructure growth, the inaugural Fenestration Asia 2016, the 1st international windows, doors, skylights, curtain walls & façade technology exhibition, to showcase industry standards in sustainability, automation, comfort and energy-efficiency.
At the ceremony, Mr Hoang Vinh Toan, Vice Director of National Office in Southern Region, Ministry of Construction said, “Buildings are now designed with glass façades that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also energy- and cost-efficient where you are able to cut down on electricity and air-conditioning. It is also worth noting that the demand for flat glass in the solar energy market is expected to be particularly fast, as many countries are increasing investment in renewable energy. Solar energy applications accounted for 200 million square meters of flat glass consumption in 2015, a figure that is expected to triple by 2020. With the global theme of sustainability across all industries, will drive the demand of glass further as glass is infinitely recyclable.”
Mr Ho Quynh Hung, Chairman Vietnam Glass Association said, “The glass industry in Vietnam has increasingly become stronger and larger in the recent years with over 300 safety glassmakers nationwide. According a survey by the Geology Department in Vietnam, the abundance of high quality raw materials such as white sand in large reserves up to 150 million tonnes and heightening demand are advantages to attract investors locally and globally. Technology innovation and product diversification are also critical to the development and progress of Vietnam glass industry. I believe that there is much that this country has to offer to the regional and international players present. Vietnam’s growing economy, political stability and populous nation is bound to foster opportunities for businesses both local and international. The key is having the right partnerships in place, and Glasstech Asia 2016 and Fenestration Asia 2016 will prove invaluable in this regard.”