Secutech Vietnam opens in Ho Chi Minh City after three-year pandemic pause

Following Secutech in Taipei earlier this year, another influential trade fair for the security and fire safety industries is making its homecoming this week.

Located in one of the most promising markets in South East Asia, Secutech Vietnam is preparing to open its doors from 18 – 20 August at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center with over 250 exhibitors participating.

Pavilions from Japan and Singapore are leading a charge of international exhibitors from 15 countries and regions at the fair, with many of these brands presenting a new wave of safety innovations that have been inspired by the pandemic, including advanced biometrics and surveillance systems.

Expectations for this week’s fair have been steadily rising over the past few months. In July, quarantine measures for international travellers to Vietnam were lifted, while in Q2, the country’s GDP grew at its fastest pace in 11 years as the manufacturing sector expanded. This potential is attracting many new entrants to the market.

“This will be our first participation at Secutech Vietnam,” says Mr Ian Stewart, the Founder of Software Risk, an industry-leading provider of security guard management software.

“Among all the Asian markets that we are interested in, Vietnam has one of the biggest potentials for growth in terms of infrastructure and the adoption of technology. We have set up a joint venture with local companies which have been in the market for more than five years to tap into the tremendous potential in the country, especially focusing on physical security and facility management operational software solutions.”

Software Risk is joined at the fairground this week by more than 250 other exhibitors, all aiming to meet the likes of distributors, project owners and system integrators from the regional market.

In anticipation of the opening day, Ms Regina Tsai, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd – Taiwan Branch, says: “Considering the challenges that the past few years have presented, we are delighted to be opening Secutech Vietnam this week with so much support from exhibitors and industry associations alike.

Vietnam has a user base that actively pursues technical advances, and this appetite for innovation is reflected across the show floor, particularly in the areas of surveillance, biometrics and fire safety.

The fair has retained a good degree of internationality and product diversity despite the pandemic, and this is something that we are extremely proud of.”

Secutech Vietnam 2022 at a glance

  • 250+ exhibitors from 15 countries and regions
  • Country pavilions from Japan & Singapore
  • 5,900 sqm exhibition space
  • Onsite business matching service
  • Topical fringe programme:
  • Smart Security Conference (18 – 19 August)
  • Smart Fire Safety Seminar (18 August)
  • Outdoor fire & safety demonstrations
  • Product coverage across three core areas of security, smart building, fire safety & rescue.

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