2018 ASEAN Automotive & Motorcycle Parts Manufacturing Summit (AAM)

Date Published:6/13/2018 04:06:57 PM

The 2018 ASEAN Automotive & Motorcycle Parts Manufacturing Summit (AAM) was successfully held at the Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 17 to 18 April 2018.  

Organized by Ringier Trade Media, AAM is a crucial event that brings together key representatives from the metalworking and plastics sectors on a most timely topic of common interest: business opportunities in Vietnam's fast-growing automotive & motorcycle parts manufacturing sector.

This year with 26 speakers and over 200 delegates, of which nearly half of whom came straight from plastics and metalworking companies, high level presentations and networking were seen across the board. Compelling talks covered everything from the latest information on electrification of two wheelers, 3D technology, trends of material in wheel rims, innovative solutions in automotive light weighting, not to forget Vietnam automotive and motorcycle part manufacturing.

Industry leaders sharing future insights

Vietnam is entering into a new phase of development. Technology leaders and component distributors play an important role in supporting industry upgrade through enhancing supply chain efficiency.

While the summit centres on learning Vietnam’s manufacturing industry and the exchange of ideas and networking, it has also become the predominant platform for innovation speakers, Labthink Instruments Co., Ltd, Trumpf, Sandvik, Duane Morris and Makino to pitch its vision for the future of its products, both in the near and the long term.

During all those important keynotes from various associations, such as VAMA, VASI, and HAMEE, delegates who are a mix of metalworking and plastics users and makers, development and sales staff as well as partners, resellers and a wider community, were able to get a glimpse of Vietnam's economic development and localization requirements, along with the government's policy of attracting investors.

Other Speakers at the Summit included, Pham Anh Tuan, Head of VAMA Policy Sub-Committee, Pimuk Pengpit, Customer Technical Manager powertrain ASEAN & Catalysts And Filters ASEAN manager Business Unit Fuel & Exhaust Management at Continental Automotive (Thailand) Co., Ltd; Jean-Yves Grand / South East Asia & Japan commercial Director At Solvay Engineering Plastics; Dr. Huynh Thanh Cong, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Transportation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology; Jeffrey Helms, PH.D., Global Automotive Sales Director at Celanese Corporation; Mr. Kevin Chen, General Manager & Founder of Laser Mechanisms Taiwan Ltd; Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, Head of the Department of Material Processing Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology & CEO of Vietsonic Vietnam; Mr. Hoang Duc Bang, Chairman & CEO, Advanced Industry & Education Equipment Co., Ltd.

Daniel Pham, Director – Operation and Production , VM Federation Pte., Ltd; Guru Mallikarjuna, Managing Director, Bosch Vietnam Co. Ltd; Tran Thang Loi, Operational Excellence Consultant, SOPEC Limited Liability Company; Trung Quan NGUYEN, Managing Director, BIBUS Vietnam; Hans Kerstens, Director of DEEP C Industrial Zones; Marcello Maffeis, Managing Director of OMR Group; Daniel Doni Sundjojo, Business Development Manager at Jato Dynamics; Alex Ward, Partnership Manager At Hinrich Foundation; Frank Weiand, General Director Vietnam at SCSI (Vietnam) Quality Service Co. Ltd; and Yogesh Kumar Tanwar, Research and Development at Machino Polymers Limited.

What made the summit more special was aside from the technical speeches, industry-leading presentations were held during coffee and lunch breaks. The summit was divided into two tracks, metalworking and plastics, after luncheon on the first day, and morning session on the second day.

Finally, AAM was a much-welcome reprieve from our delegates who came from Japan and as far as United States and Europe, but also a time to network and explore new technologies.

Ringier Trade Media is committed to providing a valuable platform for the global industry to come and do business, and strives to deliver excellence year on year. We will continue to work closely with the industry and key players within, to create the definitive meeting and marketplace for ASEAN’s automotive & motorcycle parts manufacturing. Thank you for your support. We hope you enjoyed this year’s event and we look forward to welcoming you again soon to any of our future summits in South East Asia and China.