wire China 2016 splendid concluded, surpassing expectations with 42,199 trade visitors
As one of the Asia's most influential international trade platforms for wire & cable, industry, wire China 2016 successfully concluded in Shanghai on September 29, 2016, facing transformations and changes together with the industry as a whole and showcasing the cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions from a new perspective.
Bolstered by the trade fair's strong appeal and support from various organizations, wire and Tube China 2016 hosted a record-breaking number of 42,199 trade visitors from 94 countries and regions, an increase of 10.9% over the previous edition. In addition to the large number of local professionals, a growing presence of overseas buyers attended the fair. The top 10 source countries and regions of overseas visitors include South Korea, India, China Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Thailand, US, Indonesia and Vietnam.
By virtue of the newly upgraded Fasteners Shanghai Special Zone and two novel outdoor pavilions, the total exhibition area reached an unprecedented 67,000 square meters to accommodate 1,131 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions. In addition, many international pavilions from Germany, Italy, North America, Australia, France, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan provided increasing international participation enabling visitors to discover cutting-edge products from around the world without going abroad. The achievements from transformations by Chinese enterprises also made their stunning debut, as many domestic-produced equipment and technologies with independent intellectual property rights and brand influence became another highlight for overseas buyers.
Exhibitors and visitors meet face to face, sparking business opportunities and cooperation
This year, wire China has made great progress in every aspect, reaffirming its leading position in Asia's wire and tube industry. Both exhibitors and visitors were greatly satisfied to achieve their business goals at the show.
Dr.-lng. Christoph Müller-Mederer, CFO from Wafios AG, said: "The biennial Wire &Tube China brings together high-quality buyers from China and many surrounding countries, some of whom have already signed on-site letters of intent to purchase. This show has clearly become an important channel for Wafios to expand into the Asian market. I believe that with the advancement of Industry 4.0, the industry as a whole will become better and better."
Mr. Zhao Jianyi, General Manager from Shanghai Kingstone Cable & Equipment Co., Ltd said: "We have witnessed the 12 years' development of this event. By virtue of this platform, we have been continually optimizing our company image and have succeeded in many business opportunities. In the future, we will make better use of this offline platform and showcase our cable manufacturing technologies to our global buyers."
Mr. Ma Xiaowei, Marketing Department Minister of Tianjin Huayuan Times Metal Products Co., Ltd, pointed that, "The exhibition is very professional, both worldwide famous enterprises and trade buyers gathered here. The amount and quality of trade visitors have increased steadily. This is the 3rd time for us to attend wire China. We can get new customers on every exhibition site."
Mr. Zhang Tianming, Marketing Director of Shanghai Originaldow Advanced Compounds Co., Ltd., said that, "wire China timely presents us the latest development trend and product technologies, it is really a big help for us. We will be ready to join the fair."
The exhibition has also been greatly rewarding to the buyers. Mr. Ander Garcia-Arino, purchase coordinator of VINCO from Spain, expressed: "I have attended wire &Tube China for many years. This is an excellent opportunity for us to secure new suppliers and better cooperation. During the 4-day show, I was acquainted with new suppliers from Europe and Mexica, which gives us the advantages for our global reach."
President Mr. Alex Garcia from US ALYTA International Corporation said: "we are mainly engaged in production of carbon steel and stainless steel pipes. The exhibition is condensed, but I have successfully met with two Chinese suppliers via the wire & Tube China platform. I am satisfied with the results."
In addition to overseas buyers achieving fruitful results, the domestic buyers also found suitable suppliers during the exhibition. Mr. Tian from BSH Electrical Appliances (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd told us: "As Asia's largest professional wire and cable exhibition, wire & Tube China provides the visitors the opportunities to understand the development trends and cutting-edge products and technologies of the industry. We focus on wires and fasteners industries, especially on spring machinery and wire bending machines. During the exhibition, we were able to meet with many suppliers for relevant products – a really prolific experience."
Various seminars offering in-depth and well-rounded analysis of industrial development
"Themed and Innovation, Optimization and Vitality", the 2016 China Wire & Cable Industry Conference focused on exploring the innovative, optimized andvitality-reinforced road of development for China's manufacturing industry under the new normal economy. During the forum, the guests interpreted the 13th Five Year industrial development strategy and guiding opinions, providing insights for the wire industry to understand the future direction for the industry’s adjustment, improvement and development.
The 14-year history of the exhibition acts as a microcosm of a sustainable and growing market. While the industry as a whole faces a bottleneck, wire China presents New Concepts, New Directions and New Transformations, and has driven the sustainable development of wire and pipe production, processing and trade. As the premier exchange platform, the exhibition brings together global industry professionals and, under the tenet of “Going Global and Welcoming In”, the participants have found inspiration and creativity during the 4-day event to explore further development opportunities.
In closing, the next edition of wire China will be held from 26 to 29 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, looking forward to your participation. See you then!
Ms. Karen Bu / Ms. Stephanie Su
Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86-21-6169 8307 / -8343