Following the direction of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, for the first time in Vietnam, Vietnam International Logistics Exhibition (abbreviated VILOG) is organized by Vietnam Logistics Business Association (VLA) and VINEXAD Company. The exhibition will take place for 3 days, from 10 – 12/8/2023 at Building B, Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh, District 7, HCMC. This will be a great opportunity for domestic and international logistics businesses as well as the community of investors, businesses and other stakeholders to exchange, cooperate, consult and choose solutions to optimize the logistics process of enterprises.
The exhibition is organized by the Vietnam Logistics Business Association (VLA) and the organizer VINEXAD, with the active support of the Agency of Foreign Trade and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Ministry of Industry and Trade). The combination of a national association in the logistics industry and a professional organizer with extensive experience and network of partners is expected to create an event that helps promote the development of Vietnam’s logistics service industry to commensurate with the inherent potential, simultaneously creating a buzz to attract foreign investment, transfer operating technology, train human resources, establish a green ecosystem in the Logistics industry.
Besides advantages, difficulties and challenges exist at the same time such as high service costs, increasing pressure on infrastructure. According to experts, the logistics industry still needs to develop infrastructure connectivity, public-private cooperation to expand into logistics centers and comprehensive supply chains in terms of circulation, processing, preservation, transportation and distribution.
VILOG Exhibition 2023 will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from August 10 to 12, 2023 with the main groups of products and services:
(1) Transportation & Forwarding;
(2) Services & Warehousing/Factory Equipment;
(3) Packaging & Cold Supply Chain;
(4) Application of logistics technology
Up to now, VILOG 2023 has received registrations from more than 150 businesses with over 200 booths from 16 countries and territories: Belgium, Canada, Taiwan, Germany, Korea, USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Turkey, Switzerland, China, Vietnam, Italy.
Some prominent foreign brands include: KARL GROSS LOGISTICS providing sea and air logistics services and personalized logistics solutions for each business; NIPPON EXPRESS specializes in solutions that integrate different modes of transport around the world – rail, sea, air, warehousing, customs clearance…; UPR – manufacturer of shelves, pallets and logistics equipment from Japan, SWISSLOG – Automated logistics products & systems; FESCO – The leading company in transporting containers through the Russian Far East through international sea container routes to/from Asian countries, sea and rail transport routes.
In addition, the exhibition recognizes the participation of large and long-standing Vietnamese brands in the logistics industry such as: Saigon Newport – specializing in port operations, logistics services and marine economic sectors…; VICONSHIP – owns and operates a large port system in Hai Phong and Da Nang, with container yards, logistics and distribution services, road container transport…; VINAFCO – the leading warehouse management service provider in Vietnam with more than 35 years of experience; RATRACO – specializes in refrigerated container transport, domestic and international rail transport; VINATECH – manufacturer, supplier of warehouse racks, supermarket shelves. In parallel, professional shipping service providers in the trade fair industry such as TRADELINKS also participated in VILOG this year.
One of the most interesting sub-sectors at VILOG 2023 is the application of logistics technology. Advances in technology affect all of us in immeasurable ways; in the logistics sector too, new technology is rapidly changing the way business operates. With consumer demand for faster, cheaper and more flexible shipping, it’s more important than ever to keep up with the developments that shape today’s logistics industry. In the face of a growing wave of online shopping, investment and application of logistics technology is considered as a solution to help businesses meet the increasing demand for transportation and bring more conveniences to consumers in the future.
Coming to VILOG 2023, visitors will have the opportunity to approach and learn the latest logistics technology applications; thereby applying technology to the management and circulation of goods in order to increase transportation capacity, anticipate the increasing demand of the market and improve the customer experience. Technology enterprises will participate in the introduction of products and services at VILOG 2023 such as: AFR Solutions – the leading cloud computing solution for logistics, supply chain and trade management; AHAMOVE – OnWheel, professional delivery management software; SAMSUNG SDS – 4PL service based on integrated logistics platform Cello… ECOTRUCK – Logistics company applying technology, taking large freight transport as a central service and providing an ecosystem of complementary services, to improve the efficiency of the logistics industry in Vietnam.
At the same time, together with VILOG 2023 is the Cross-Border E-Commerce Exhibition in Vietnam (CBEE), the event is expected to actively promote the digital transformation of the economy and the development of e-commerce, foreign investment in industrial chains related to e-commerce beneficial to promoting the growth of Vietnam’s e-commerce market in general and e-commerce logistics in particular.
In addition, The Vietnam International Logistics Exhibition 2023 will be held at the same time and place as the 27th Vietfood & Beverage – Propack Exhibition. The intersection between the two F&B and Logistics industry exhibitions will form a chain of links to increase trade efficiency, diversify supply sources, promote competition and strengthen the connection between domestic and foreign enterprises.
Within the framework of VILOG 2023, in addition to essential B2B connection activities, a series of “dual goals” seminars both discuss and connect on interesting topics such as “Exporting agricultural products online by mode Buy-Ship-Pay”, “Cold supply chain”, and especially the seminar “Customs accompanies enterprises to develop logistics activities, improve export competitiveness” by Customs Newspaper cooperating with VINEXAD will be an important highlight in the series of forums and seminars to provide practical knowledge and useful lessons as well as answer questions from participating businesses.
The series of events will have a scale of more than 1,000 exhibition booths, expected to attract the participation of businesses from 20 countries and territories, and welcome over 20,000 visitors to visit transactions in 3 days of exhibition.
The combined exhibition model was chosen by VLA and VINEXAD organizers with the goal of diversifying customer profiles, developing target industries, and promoting two-way trade between domestic and foreign enterprises.
Translated by Nguyen Huong – Minh Ngoc