HANOI, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Southeast Asia's largest glass exhibition, Glasstech Asia 2008, will open in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday.
The three-day exhibition will bring together the world's latest technological innovations and market practices in glass materials, said organizers.
Spreading over an area of 7,000 square meters, the exhibition will showcase presentations of 174 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions, including impressive large-scale country pavilions for China, Germany, Singapore and Vietnam.
Seminars held during the exhibition will draw industry professionals including architects, contractors, property developers, automobile makers, glass manufacturers, engineers, interior designers and suppliers of glass products, to exchange experiences and look at future trends.
The exhibition, held annually by Singapore's Conference and Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) and Singapore Glass Association, and this year by Vietnam Glass Association, is set to attract 8,000 major traders from all over Asia.
Edward Liu, Managing Director of CEMS, said that Vietnam had been chosen to stage the show because of its promising investment outlook, particularly in the area of architectural glass for which a huge demand has been projected.