Formerly known as Saigon, ever-bustling Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city. Setting the cultural and economic pace for the country, the metropolitan city is home to more than nine million people, a population that is expected to reach almost 14 million by 2025.
The city is full of noteworthy relics from charming French colonial architecture and sombre Soviet-style housing blocks to esteemed pagodas. The wide boulevards and narrow hems alike are often thronged with motor traffic, adding to the thrill of the electrically-charged atmosphere.
A fury of sights and sounds, Ho Chi Minh City has made a name for itself amongst other Southeast Asian heavy hitters Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong. The best time to visit the city is during the dry season, from December through April. Wet season, May to November, is known for frequent tropical storms. The year-round average temperatures are between 26°C and 29°C, with March through May being the hottest months.
542-544 Huynh Tan Phat Street
Binh Thuan Ward, District 7
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The primary purpose of the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC) is to offer a diverse, quality, service-oriented facility which will enrich the economic and cultural liveliness of the Vietnamese community. An international exhibition venue, the SECC consists of four indoor exhibition halls offering a total of approximately 40,000sqm and an outdoor exhibit space between 15,000-20,000sqm. Other facilities provided by SECC include: a convention centre of around 2,000 seats, one high-rise tower, underground parking facilities and much more. On par with the international standards of excellence, the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre has consistently delivered successful events and trade shows, making it a leading facility in the country.
Also located in District 7, and only 4km from the city centre, is Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone. Adjacent to the Phu My Hung Urban Area and covering 300ha, the area is the first of its kind in Vietnam. The facility namely produces good and material for international export.