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Local Industry Welcomes New Manufacturing Solutions to Myanmar
Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 opens today in Yangon to bring international manufacturing technology marketplace to local industry players

YANGON, Myanmar, Oct 3, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - A showcase of new-in-Myanmar manufacturing solutions from well-known international brands opens in Yangon today. With the aim of encouraging greater adoption of new technologies by local manufacturers to improve productivity and increase output, Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 held at the Myanmar Convention Centre (MCC) from today until Saturday 4 October gives local firms the opportunity to source for machinery and equipment, and tap knowledge of international suppliers on how to improve their current operations.


Local Industry Welcomes New Manufacturing Solutions to Myanmar


More than 85 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions, including four international pavilions from China Taipei, Germany, Singapore and Thailand, have come together for the first time to create an international business platform and knowledge sharing hub for the local manufacturing industry. Government, local suppliers and manufacturers alike laud the staging of Manufacturing Myanmar as an indication the manufacturing industry in Myanmar is headed for an era of industrial transformation.

"Ensuring development, attractiveness and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry sits high on the government's list of priorities. Having taken steps to implement reform strategies and invest in infrastructure to make Myanmar a favourable location for international manufactures as well as to create a conducive business climate for local production to flourish, the Ministry of Industry welcomes Manufacturing Myanmar as it further value adds to our efforts," says His Excellency U Maung Myint, Union Minister, Ministry of Industry.

"Learning from international best practices is one way to progress and Manufacturing Myanmar presents a universal benchmark for manufacturing, operational and service excellence, factors which are critical to setting the stage for Myanmar's manufacturing sectors. With the knowledge base and exposure to new technology Manufacturing Myanmar can bring on board, I am confident that our manufacturing sector will continue its growth and contribute heartily to the economy," he adds.

Royal Marine Group, one of Myanmar's leading engineering service providers for the marine and oil and gas sector will be visiting Manufacturing Myanmar 2014. Mr. Ye' Wint Kyaw, Sales Engineer of Royal Marine Group says, "The exhibit profile of this event really caught our eye, design soft wares, tools, machinery and welding equipment, almost everything is relevant to our business. We are looking forward to be able to meet the regular suppliers for our projects as well as products or technology which will be useful to us. I hope Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 can bring new technologies to inspire, new opportunities to be taken and open doors for the local manufacturing industry to expand internationally."

Mr. Philip Seah, Director of Assurich Myanmar, who supplies machine and tools technology to the oil and gas, marine, fabrication and manufacturing sector in Myanmar comments on their participation at Manufacturing Myanmar 2014, says, "We have been in Myanmar for two years, and as the industry develops with more joint ventures opening up, we have witnessed an increase in demand for technology across many sectors we supply to. Manufacturing Myanmar is a good platform to introduce good working systems to improve the productivity of Myanmar's industries. In time, we will begin to see more semi and fully automated production lines. With the increase use of technology also fetches the need for manpower with the correct technical capabilities, as such, we also have set up a new company providing training courses for local engineers and technicians."

Welding electrode manufacturer YAWATA, who has had a decade long presence in Myanmar comments on the inaugural edition of Manufacturing Myanmar. Mr. Sittiboon Abhinorasaeth, General Manager of YAWATA says, "We have been in Myanmar for almost 10 years supplying to shipbuilding and construction businesses. In the last few years, the market has grown very fast and we have since partnered up with a local agent. We believe that Manufacturing Myanmar is a match-up between user and supplier for both service and goods. From this event, the local manufacturing industry will be able to source for what it needs and learn from what is available abroad in order to satisfy the needs of the domestic consumers."

In conclusion, Ms. Lindy Wee, Deputy Chief Executive of organiser Singapore Exhibition Services says, "Manufacturing Myanmar will present many viable options for local businesses looking to upgrade existing operations and processes, as well as expand capabilities through investment in technology. We are certainly glad to receive such a warm reception from the local industry and are looking forward to working with the government, and supporting organisations to herald in a new era in Myanmar's manufacturing industry."
Manufacturing Myanmar 2014 at a glance:

Exhibition: Manufacturing Myanmar 2014
Venue:      Myanmar Convention Center (MCC)
Date:       2 - 4 October 2014 (Thursday to Saturday)
Time:       0900hrs - 1700hrs
Website:    www.manufacturingmyanmar.com
About Singapore Exhibition Services

Set up in 1976, Singapore Exhibition Services has established itself as one of the most innovative and respected exhibition and conference organisers in Asia. A pioneer in the Singapore exhibition industry, Singapore Exhibition Services's events have served as important platforms for companies aiming to forge new business contacts in Asia. With a portfolio of international tradeshows already serving the Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle industries, the company continues to develop new events to meet market needs. Its events consistently attract a high level of overseas participation with foreign exhibitors accounting for almost 80 per cent of the show floor. The company is a member of Allworld Exhibitions Alliance, a global network with over 50 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.sesallworld.com.

Media Contacts:

Myanmar
Nyein Nyein Aye
Marketing Manager
Information Matrix, on behalf of Singapore Exhibition Services
Mobile: +95 9 430 39616
Office: +95 1 512887
Email: [email protected]

Singapore
Patricia Yee
PR Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6637
Email: [email protected]

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Design Process, Engineering
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