Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
16th - 18th September
Ho Chi Minh City / Binh Duong, Vietnam


Local Sponsors


Investment and Industrial Development Corporation (Becamex IDC) was established in 1976. With more than 30 years of operation, Becamex has become a professional multi-industry economic corporation from a General Trading company forerunner with simple trading activities. The development of Becamex IDC has contributed to the economic innovation of Binh Duong Province. Currently, Becamex IDC has 28 subsidiaries and joint efforts covering areas of securities, finance, insurance, banking, construction, trading, real estate, services, telecommunication - information technology , concrete production, construction materials, mining, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and education.


Nghia Nippers Corporation
Nghia Nippers Corporation is the market leader in Vietnam for nippers and accessories concerning beauty care products. Their products have appeared in approximately 20 countries worldwide such as America, Australia, Canada, China, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia and some European countries such as Italia, Portugal, Russia… Nghia Nippers Corporation’s products are well known for their sharpness, durability and precision cuts. Few brands in the world can rival with that.

Saitex which is in Vietnam, specializes in high end denim and non denim apparel production as well as wet processing from its state of the art facilities, sustainable laundry deploys processes and methods ranging from water recycling, solar energy, green chemistry and air management systems which is in line with integrational as well as the Detox 2020 requirements. Saitex has more than 2500 workforce and 1500 pcs per day.

Bosch first started its operations in Vietnam in 1994 and registered a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2008. Bosch Vietnam Co., Ltd. with its headquarter located in Ho Chi Minh City, legally registered in Dong Nai Province, with branch offices in Ha Noi and Da Nang. Since 2008, Bosch in Vietnam has invested into a high-tech Bosch Gasoline Systems plant, manufacturing pushbelts used for continuously variable transmissions (CVT) in automobiles in the Long Thanh Industrial Zone, Dong Nai. There are also a Software and Engineering Research and Development (R&D) Center (Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd) inaugurated in 2011, and an Automotive R&D center in Ho Chi Minh City established in 2014. Today, Bosch supplies a wide range of technological products and solutions including the business divisions: Automotive Aftermarket, Drive and Control Technology, Packaging Technology, Power Tools, Security Systems and Thermotechnology. Today, Bosch has more than 2000 associates in Vietnam.


Deutsches Haus
Deutsches Haus is a pioneering premium grade office tower strategically located on the corner of Le Duan Street and Le Van Huu Street in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. The 25-storey building consists of approximately 30,000 net square meters of prime office real estate and is expected to be completed in the 3rd Quarter of 2017. The building will be home to the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, making it the destination for German companies and promoting German and Vietnamese relations.
Modern German technology coupled with a high degree of sustainability will provide innovative commercial office space of exceptional quality.

Pepperl&Fuchs is one of the world's largest manufacturers of electronic sensors and the undisputed world market leader for intrinsic safety and explosion protection technology. They have been setting the standard in quality and innovation for the world of factory and process automation for 60 years. No other industrial automation company in the world offers a larger product selection of sensors and interface devices.
Pepperl+Fuchs employs 5200 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Germany, USA, Singapore, Hungary, Indonesia and Vietnam, all of them ISO 9001 certified.

The Messer Group, which was established in 1898, is the largest privately managed specialist in industrial, medical and special gases. Under the brand “Messer – Gases for Life”, the company is active in 30 countries in Europe and Asia, as well as in Peru and Algeria, with a total of more than 60 operating companies. From acetylene to xenon, the Messer Group has one of the most diverse product portfolios on the market - it produces industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, helium, shielding gases for welding, specialty gases, medical gases and many different gas mixtures. The Messer Group, through its northern Vietnam subsidiary, Messer Hai Phong Industrial Gases Co. Ltd. – Hai Duong Branch, is running two air separation plants and supplies the gas requirements of one of the largest steel companies in northern Vietnam.
Messer Vietnam Industrial Gases Co. Ltd., operating in the southern region of Vietnam, has completed a large liquid carbon dioxide plant in the province Binh Phuoc, where it is producing CO2 with food grade quality. With a third air separation plant under construction and other types of gas production facilities planned, Messer in Vietnam aims to be a total solution provider for various types of gases in Vietnam. The Messer Group has been active in Vietnam for over 17 years and today has operations in six locations throughout the country.

Minh Long company was founded in the late 1970’s, but Minh Long has actually been producing ceramics for over a century. That is four generations of knowledge and expertise in producing Vietnam’s finest ceramics. All products are hand-crafted by specially trained artisans. This has always been the cornerstone of Minh Long Ceramics. Our devoted teamwork has an exceptional level of quality, using cutting edge technology from Germany and Japan to ensure that we meet or exceed the expectations of our customers and surpass all industry standards. Minh Long’s finest ceramics are widely exported throughout the world, including Germany, The Netherlands, USA, Canada, Japan,… This is not all. Our ceramic art has been presented as national gifts to many heads of state around the world during high-profile events organized in Vietnam. Truly that Minh Long Ceramics where tradition and arts come together…

International Sponsors

CIRP is the world leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems. The Academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrialized countries.

Collaborative Research Centre 1026
CRC 1026 "Sustainable Manufacturing – Shaping Global Value Creation" intends to demonstrate how sustainable manufacturing embedded in global value creation proves to be superior to traditional paradigms of management and technology. Sustainability has become an urgent requirement and challenge for mankind's survival on earth and for future development, considering the limits of resources and growth and the unequal distribution of wealth. Sustainability here is interpreted in environmental, economic and social dimensions.

The DFG is the self-governing organisation for science and research in Germany. It serves all branches of science and the humanities. In organisational terms, the DFG is an association under private law. Its membership consists of German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The DFG receives the large majority of its funds from the states and the Federal Government, which are represented in all Grants Committees. At the same time, the voting system and procedural regulations guarantee science-driven decisions.

Fraunhofer IPK
Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin stands for over 35 years of excellence in production science. We conduct applied research and development across the whole process spectrum of manufacturing industry – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to the design and management of manufacturing companies. We also transfer production technology solutions to areas of application outside of industry such as medicine, transport and security.

Global Production Engineering
Global Production Engineering is a full-time four-semester master program offered at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. The curriculum is designed for outstanding international graduate students seeking to improve their personal competence portfolio in the fields of production, management, engineering, and intercultural communication. The strong international orientation of the program can be seen in the fact that 90% of our students come from countries outside Europe. Among our student body and alumni, we count people from over 50 different countries of origin. The GPE master program courses are exclusively held in English language. GPE is a master program especially aimed at students with a bachelor degree or equivalent and at least one year professional experience.

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a Vietnamese state university. Founded in 2008, VGU is based on a close cooperation between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the German State Hessen. Within the past years the project broadened to a German-wide cooperation. Their goal is to build a research-oriented university of world standard in Ho-Chi-Minh City. Being a joint effort of Vietnamese and German institutions. They follow the successful German model and standards concerning our academic and administrative structure. VGU´s strategy is to import excellent German study programs, taken from the strongest engineering areas of Germany and customize them to the needs of Vietnamese higher education.





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