ASEAN Ceramics 2023 to be held in November in Vietnam

The 7th Edition of Asean Ceramics will take place in Hanoi from 28th to 30th November 2023 and will host over 200 exhibitors and around 3000 trade visitors.

Organised by MMI Asia, the regional subsidiary of Messe München GmbH, and Vietnam Building Ceramic Association (VIBCA), together with Asian Exhibition Services (AES), ASEAN Ceramics 2023 will take place in Hanoi from 28th to 30 November. The fair will host over 200 exhibitors among the leading international manufacturers of machinery, technology, and materials for ceramic tiles, whiteware, heavy clay, and advanced ceramics. Beside the area dedicated to the domestic brands, two country pavilions will be organised to host the Italian and Chinese exhibitors. Over 3,000 visitors are expected to visit the show.

This year's theme will focus on "Building a Sustainable Future, Green Innovation and Production Efficiency through Digitalization, Automation, Alternative Fuels, Energy Recovery and Losses & Waste Reduction". It will emphasize sustainability and technological advancements driving the ceramics industry forward. The exhibition and conference will bring together the world’s leading suppliers and Southeast Asia’s leading manufacturers to promote trade cooperation, technical exchanges, and continued technology investments to improve ceramic quality standards that meets the sophisticated international requirements.

Michael Wilton, CEO & Managing Director of MMI Asia commented:

The ceramic business in Southeast Asia holds great opportunities with the combination of ASEAN government’s development and infrastructure programme and the increasing Vietnam’s ceramic production for export to APAC, US and European markets. We are committed to provide an optimal platform to showcase machineries, technologies, materials, and methodologies in support of the further developments and advancements for the Ceramics Industry”.

In the last ten years, the Asean ceramic industry has been developing rapidly, becoming one of the most vibrant regions in the world. In Vietnam, with the current production capacity of over 800 million sq.m of ceramic tiles, 24 million pieces of sanitaryware products together with tableware sector, Vietnam has been annually ranked in the top 10 of the world's biggest ceramic producing countries, being the attractive destination for international machinery and raw materials suppliers.

This was confirmed by Mr. Dinh Quang Huy, Chairman of VIBCA, who added:

ASEAN Ceramics exhibition has gradually built up its position in the list of important events of the ceramic industry in Southeast Asia and the world with more and more increasing scale both in the list of exhibitors and sectors as well as the number of visitors. This shows the attraction of the Expo and at the same time we can see the effect that the event brings to the exhibitors and visitors”.

In addition to the exhibition, ASEAN Ceramics 2023 will feature a comprehensive program of accompanying activities creating opportunities for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and business growth - ASEAN Ceramics Conference, Buyer-Seller Meetings, Pre-event Factory Tours, Technical Ceramics Pavilion, Ceramics Manufacturing Showcase and Networking opportunities.

ASEAN Ceramics is endorsed by the Ministry of Construction of Vietnam and overseas and domestic trade associations, such as the Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machinery and Equipment for Ceramics (ACIMAC), China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Building Materials Sub-Council, Thai Ceramic Society (TCS), Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BCMEA), Vietnam Consumer Ceramic Association (VCCA), Vietnam Association for Building Materials (VABM), Vietnam Institute for Building Materials (VIBM).