This year Palme 2010 was held in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam for the first time in Palme show. It was held in Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 22th July to 24th July 2010. As Vietnam becoming one of the fastest growing country in this region in using AV Equipment for the last few years their present in Vietnam is timely.
Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as commonly known is the largest City in Vietnam with the city population of 7 million people. It is the most important economic city and centre of commerce with fast growing city with entertainment and tourism coming up strongly. In fact the SECC Exhibition Centre is located in the new urban area in District 7 Phu My Hung New City Center where many international schools and international hotel is opening here.
But the downtown city is where the entertainment area and crowded with many people. As I travel from the airport to the hotel I saw much development like shopping malls, bars and restaurants and hotels.
Palme Vietnam 2010 Exhibition
Palme Vietnam is the platform in Vietnam which brings together international manufacturers offering cutting-edge technologies in Professional Audio, Lighting, Audio Visual, Home Automation, and System Integration & Installation & Entertainment Technologies to Professional Trade Buyers & End-Users.
This year Palme show was great with quite a few well know international exhibitors here but not as big compare to previous Palme show in Singapore. There were many local exhibitors, Singapore Pavilion and Chinese Pavilion exhibitors.
On the first day there were quite a large crowd at the counter waiting to get the passes. Once inside the hall it was greeted with Electro Voice booth and Studio Due Booth.
For other sound booth are from Harman, Nexo, Beyer Dynamic, Meyer Sound, Audio Technica.
For Lighting exhibitors there is ADB Lighting, Philips Lighting, Studio Due, Robe, Robert Juliat, Lutron, ETC, Spotlight, Zero 88, TheatreLight, Kupo, Prolyte, Clay Paky, Martin.
This year in Palme ADB Lighting is showing dimmers, consoles, lighting fixtures, suspensions and the new ALC4 LED Cyclorama light for broadcast and theatre. The new LED Cyclorama fixture powered by 4 x 40 W Lexel LED Source is most suitable for Theatre and TV Studio Lighting.
At the ADB Lighting booth where I spend a bit of time with Bertrand Dauphant the ADB Asia Hong Kong Regional Manager, Mr Vu Ngoc Hung of Viet-Bi is the ADB Distributor in Vietnam and Mr Sam Hyun of Hansam is the ADB Distributor in South Korea.
Outside as usual the DJ stage is happening where local and international DJ trying to impress the judges over their mix of music and latest music rap. This never fails to attract large crowd. It was quite fun to watch.
Next year 2011 Palme will be held in Hanoi Vietnam. We are looking forward to be there as well.