Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City

The capital city - Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) - sometimes still known as Saigon, is Vietnam's largest city with around 8.5 million inhabitants. HCMC is the industrial centre of the county and the most important transport hub in the south.

A country with over 96 million inhabitants, Vietnam has transformed from one of the poorest countries in the world to a lower middle income country as of 2014. 70% of the population is under 30 years of age, and this is where a new middle class is emerging with steadily rising incomes.

Vietnam has one of the world's highest rates of urbanisation. By 2030 almost half of the Vietnamese will be living in cities. Since Vietnam joined WTO in 2007, its markets have gradually opened, leading to the creation of mutual international trade with conclusions of several free trade agreements in 2015-16, including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, the Korean Free Trade Agreement, and the Eurasian Economic Union Free Trade Agreement.

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Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)

Located in the heart of Phu My Hung New City, Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) is the largest, most modern exhibition & convention center only 15 minutes from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City and 30 minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The SECC is an international standard facility capable of satisfying the requirements of national and international conventions, large scale public and trade exhibitions, corporate meetings and specialized events.

SECC consists of four indoor exhibition halls totaling 40,000 square meters, additional outdoor exhibition space of 15,000 - 20,000 square meters, one 2,000-seat convention center, one high-rise office tower, and two international standard hotels (a 4-star one with 600 rooms and a 5-star one with 400 rooms).

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Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)