R+T Asia Announces 2019 Theme: "Green Embraces Comfort, Intelligence Guides Future"
 
Sep 21, 2018
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R+T Asia announces that its 2019 theme will be “Green Embraces Comfort, Intelligence Guides Future,” for this major trade fair held in Shanghai from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2019. The event, which serves the roller shutter, door/gate, and sun protection industry, attracts more than 500 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors from 92 countries to six exhibition halls covering 60,000+ square meters of space.

The global market for green building materials is expected to reach $377 billion (USD) by 2022, and the Asia Pacific market has made significant green advances in both volume and technology. Doors, shutters, and sun protection products, the primary focus of R+T Asia, all have an environmental impact on buildings and the quality of life. Sun protection products, however, provide a major impact on environmental efficiency.

At R+T Asia 2019, the exhibiting area for sun protection products will expand by more than 30 percent, because of such exhibitors as Vertilux, Kirayteks, Forest, Recasens, Oba Perdesan, Dongwon Industry, and Daekyeong. In addition, the doors and gates exhibition area will expand by 20 percent because of exhibitors such as ASSA ABLOY, Doorhan, KOPRON, Cedes, and RP Technik.

Visitor Attendance Booming

In 2019, R+T Asia is expected to welcome 35,000+ professional visitors. With the support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an increasing number of countries are seeking new opportunities and cooperation with Chinese business. Building on this growth, the R+T Asia Hosted Buyer program is actively organizing delegations to visit the show from emerging markets and countries with mature markets like Europe, North America and Australia.

InnovAction Awards Highlight Innovative Products

The show’s InnovAction Hub 2019 is again expected to attract new global innovations in doors and gates from leading exhibitors and from up-and-coming companies. In 2019, the 7th InnovAction Awards will again showcase new and innovative products, which will be judged by a jury of domestic and overseas experts. This will culminate in the awarding of the ‘Best of Best’ title, along with full media exposure online and offline.

Online Pre-Registration Officially Launched!

Online pre-registration is now open, providing a free entry ticket that allows you to skip the long queue onsite. Pre-registrants also receive first-hand and updated information about the show. By scanning the QR code below, the pre-registration process can be completed in less than two minutes.

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For more information about exhibiting or attending R+T Asia 2019, go to www.rtasia.org/en.

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The brand new edition of Beyond Beauty ASEAN Bangkok is launched today
 
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Sep 20, 2018
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The fifth edition of the largest beauty trade show in Southeast Asia, Beyond Beauty ASEAN Bangkok (“BBAB”), opens today at Hall 5-8 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center. The growth and development of this beauty trade illustrates the vitality of the Southeast Asian beauty economy.

The success of BBAB is largely due to the strong support from the Thai Ministry of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries, Thai Cosmetic Manufacturers Association, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Bangkok, Thailand, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (“KOTRA”).

“Beyond Beauty has grown after four years to become the number 1 beauty trade show in ASEAN. We believe in Thailand; and we believe in the potential of the Southeast Asian markets. We will continue to invest as the market leaders to bring knowledge and networking opportunities to the beauty professionals here, ” said Ms. Claudia Bonfiglioli, General Manager, Informa UBM Beauty.

“This fifth edition of BBAB will gather the industry’s leading players from across the world, to fulfill their trade, networking, sourcing and knowledge exchange needs. This event has positioned Thailand as an important hub for ASEAN’s beauty and cosmetics industry and serve as the gateway for international companies to tap into the lucrative beauty market of ASEAN.” said Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager, IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd.

Two shows under one roof

For the first time in 2018, two shows under, — “BBAB Finished Products” and “BBAB Supply Chain” are bringing together over 500 exhibitors, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and USA to serve the entire cosmetic production chain, in adition to showcasing the most innovative brands and products as well as the latest beauty technology.

Strong regional support

In collaboration with the Chamber of Cosmetics Industry of the Philippines (CCIP); Persatuan Perusahaan Kosmetika Indonesia (Perkosmi); Vietnam Association of Essential Oils; Aromatherapy and Cosmetics (VOCA); Myanmar Cosmetics Association; and the Laos Cosmetics Association, the BBAB Buyer Program continues to bring from neighboring countries, distributors and manufacturers to source for new products and suppliers. 236 buyers including groups from Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam will participate in the matchmaking meetings during the three days.

Mr. Chiruit Isarangkul Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) – TCEB is delighted to be one of the main supporters of Beyond Beauty ASEAN Bangkok again following the support for 2017 edition which experienced an increase of trade visitors 35% compared to 2016 with over 2,000 business matching. This year’s support is aligned with our policy to support trade shows related to or supportive of S-Curve industries in Thailand 4.0 policy. TCEB believes Beyond Beauty ASEAN Bangkok and our support can play a part in driving health tourism industry of this economic transformation policy and also in showing Thailand’s potential as a hub of the beauty industry in ASEAN. For 2018, the number of MICE travelers to Thailand is expected to reach 1,109,000 generating over BHT 104,000 million for the Thai economy.”

Country of Honor

BBAB is honored to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Korea and Thailand. The Country of Honor, Korea, presents 150 companies exhibiting at BBAB, supported by KOTRA. In addition, there will be an “All about K-beauty conference” to present the latest K-beauty trends, as well as renowned blogger,Daisy from Korea for demonstrations.

Onsite Activities

The first edition of “Cosmetic trend in Asian emerging markets: China, Thailand and Indonesia” will be taking place at BBAB.

Visitors are able to experience a series of conferences and activities during the three days, including the “Hair technician workshop” and “Salon management workshop”, targeted at hairdressers and salon owners. The “BBAB Supply Chain” Conference, OEM workshop and new packaging technology conference have been produced with brands and manufacturers in mind. The “2nd ASEAN Retail Conference”, “4th BBAB Trend Conference”, “2nd Semi-permanent Makeup Competition” will continue to bring visitors both knowledge and unique experiences.

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2018 Robot World to Suggest Direction for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
 
Sep 19, 2018
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SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Showcasing the latest robot technologies from around the world, the 2018 Robot World will be held at KINTEX, Korea from October 10-13, 2018.

The Robot World, celebrating its 13th anniversary this year, consists of four main programs: 'International Robot Industry Exhibition' for the robotics industry, 'International Robot Contest', 'International Robot Conference' and 'Promotion Hall' for the exhibition and demonstration of commercial robots.

The "International Robotics Industry Exhibition" to be held in Hall 2 of KINTEX Exhibition Center 1 will serve as a venue for the robotics business. Over 200 companies from 20 countries will operate 500 booths to show their industrial robots, service robots, robot parts, smart manufacturing solutions, smart application and software, and drones.

This year's exhibition will feature a "Specialty Pavilion" for the application of robots in everyday life and various industry sectors and a "Collaborative Robotics Pavilion" where visitors can get a glimpse of the collaborative robotics market and regulations as well as safety solutions for industrial sites.

The exhibition will be followed by the "Global Robot Business Forum", "Korea-China-Japan Robotics Workshop", and "Korea-China Robotics Forum" where robotics engineers from around the world will present robot industry forecasts to those visiting the exhibition.

The "International Robot Contest" to be held in Hall 1 of Exhibition Center I is a global event that has been participated in by various types of competitors including students (elementary, middle school, high school, and college) and adults. The theme for this year is "The Coexistence of Humans and Robots." Based on this theme and a set of contest rules, participants will make robots and compete with each other in the areas of robot performance and in carrying out the missions. The 2018 International Robot Contest consists of 11 competitions and 29 categories.

The 2018 Robot World is an important venue for those in the industry, academe, and research communities to exchange information on the latest trends and discuss technical issues.

Participants in the exhibition and contest will also attend the International Robot Conference, where they can have an opportunity to form a network and review the development directions for new and convergence technologies taken by schools and businesses in Korea and abroad. The topic of this year's International Robot Conference is "International Robotics Forum: Biomimetic Robots and Technologies," so discussions will focus on biomimetic robots that can be applied in national defense, disaster relief, construction, and many other areas.

According to Kim Hwanguen, Vice President of the Korea Association of Robot Industry who will supervise the event, the Robot World is the largest robot exhibition in Korea. "We will turn it into a leading global exhibition by adding a platform for smart factories and artificial intelligence to robotics, which will surely play a leading role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution," he added.

Source: Robot World

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Airport professionals gather at record-breaking inter airport China, the 8th edition of inter airport China breaks all the historical records
 
Sep 19, 2018
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ST. ALBANS, England and BEIJING, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A total of 4,314 industry buyers filled the aisles at the latest edition of inter airport China. In what was already a record-breaking edition in terms of exhibition space, the largest ever inter airport China also broke visitor records, equating to a 22% increase on the visitor number from the 2016 show.

240 of the world's leading suppliers and brands displayed the latest technologies, equipment and solutions to visitors responsible for delivering China's ambitious airport infrastructure and development plans. inter airport reflected the many opportunities in the Chinese market with exhibition space at the show increasing by 20% on the previous edition hence becoming the largest inter airport held outside of Europe.

Daniel Shi, Vice President of organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions Shanghai comments "inter airport China is the must attend airport event for the Chinese airport sector and those looking to establish or strengthen their presence in this market. This show reflects the great opportunities available in China. Plans are already underway to further enhance the show for 2020. Feedback from exhibitors has been excellent and the show has clearly delivered both quality and quantity of visitors. Extra additional exhibition space will be made available for the next edition."

During the opening ceremony Mr Ren Yu, Deputy Party Secretary of China Aviation Suppliers Holding Company explained, "Since 2004 inter airport China has become the largest professional exhibition in the field of airport development in the Asia Pacific region. The first seven exhibitions have achieved great success, fully demonstrating the latest developments in global airport development, cutting-edge technologies and equipment, whilst establishing a platform for exchanges and cooperation between domestic airports and world-renowned airport equipment suppliers. The show continues to play a positive role in the construction and development of our national airports"

Exhibitors reported a very successful three days at the show. Michael Schneider, Executive VP of Siemens, Postal, Parcel and Airport logistics GmbH said, "We have new projects and in fact we have been awarded new contracts and we want to meet our customers and celebrate with our colleagues in a vibrant market place. inter airport is the place to be and a key exhibition in this market and why we choose to come here every time."

In addition, the exhibition also welcomed over 250 delegates to the high-level conference sessions hosted by lead media partner Civil Aviation Management Magazine. They also organised an extensive drop-in seminar program in the hall.

Prevailing subjects in the aisles, on the stands and in the conferences were the large number of hub and regional airports being vigorously constructed during China's '13th 5-year plan'. It is estimated - according to Mr Ren Yu - that by the end of the current 5-year plan 260 trunk airports will be built and more than 500 general airports will be completed and operational. These projects will provide a multitude of business opportunities for equipment manufacturers and suppliers of airport equipment all over the world.

Daniel Shi further explained, "Requests for exhibition space were already coming in for the inter airport China 2020 and preparations are well under way for the next edition, which will be held once again in Beijing. We expect to announce the exact dates in summer 2019. Companies who are planning to exhibit at the 9th edition of inter airport China are recommended to contact us as soon as possible. Although extra space will be made available, it is limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis."

The next inter airport of the next exhibition of the inter airport series will take place in South East Asia - Singapore from the 27th February to 1st March 2019 before it returns to Munich for the "mother show" inter airport Europe from the 8th-11th October 2019.

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Discover influential trends from the Asia-Pacific region at Intertextile Apparel
 
Sep 19, 2018
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While New York, Milan, Paris and London have traditionally been seen as the most prominent fashion capitals in the world, apparel brands and consumers are increasingly turning to Asian trends. Although Tokyo has long been known for stand-out street style, it’s only recently that the “Seoul effect” – a rise of South Korean popular culture, such as K-pop – has led to even more globally influential trends from the Asia-Pacific region. Visitors at this month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics are encouraged to check out country & region pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Thailand in hall 5.1, in addition to pavilions from India and Pakistan in hall 4.1, and two Taiwan Pavilions in halls 4.1 and 5.1.

From 27 – 29 September, an exciting array of leading exhibitors will join the country & region pavilions. With the Asia-Pacific region’s apparel industry booming, economic growth can extend throughout the supply chain, creating unlimited opportunities for textile innovation. Highlighted exhibitors will show the latest fabrics and fabric technologies on the market, designed with global trends and catwalks in mind.

Four new Japanese trends

The immensely popular Japan Pavilion will return this year, predicted to once again be packed with buyers seeking the latest Japanese styles and trends. The Japan Fashion Week Organisation will display high-quality fabrics from 31 Japanese companies, while the accompanying Japan Pavilion Trend Forum introduces four new trends: Egoist’s Essence, Lost in Utopia, Rustic Logics and Fashionista – Instagram. In touch with Japan’s unique sense of style and technologies embedded in a long history of fashion development, the Autumn / Winter 2019 – 20 trends each explore blended palettes and balance soft hues with vivid colours, presenting a must-see insight into the world of Japanese fashion.

Highlighted Japanese exhibitors include Amaterrace’s high-performance functional fabrics and Crystal Cloth’s expertly woven cotton, silk and print textiles. Daiichi Orimono will bring their long-fostered craftsmanship of super-high density woven fabrics, retaining both high functionality and exceptional visual appeal. Another must-see exhibitor is Sanyu Trading, featuring their wide range of in-stock, high-quality denim, knit fabrics, synthetic fibre fabrics and yarns.

Korea Pavilion to showcase unique finishings and premium textiles

Not forgetting another emerging centre of fashion is the nearby Korea Pavilion, organised by the Korea Fashion Textile Association (KFTA), which will bring a variety of leading South Korean exhibitors. Alphafabric will showcase innovative fabrics and accessories with unique finishing for fashion trends, such as fancy jacquard, digital prints and colourful tweed. Great Duksan will showcase an array of woven and knit fabrics, while Hyochang’s one-stop knitting and dyeing service and Yesung Textile International’s 100% premium cotton and cotton-mixed fabrics are predicted to attract plenty of visitors. The Korea Pavilion will also feature a trend area, with its Autumn / Winter 2019 – 20 theme set as Redefine –a focus on sustainability in fashion and creative individualism in minority groups.

More sourcing options at the Taiwan and Hong Kong pavilions

What’s more, the Taiwan Pavilion, organised by the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF), can also be found in halls 4.1 and 5.1. With the Taiwan Pavilion frequently regarded as a guaranteed hub for the industry’s latest functional innovations, exhibitors will be conveniently situated in hall 4.1’s Functional Lab. E. Textint will showcase their rainbow-coloured reflective heat transfers, suitable for outdoor and performance fabrics, and Honmyue Enterprise will bring sustainable 100% recycled polyester, which is water and oil repellent. Tiong Liong Industrial will display the world’s first triacetate conjugate fibre, which has been developed to expand and retract under different heat and moisture conditions for ideal breathability and ventilation.

In hall 5.1, the Taiwan Pavilion has arranged its own trend forum, which like the Korea Pavilion will place emphasis on sustainability. “Think Taiwan for Textiles” is TTF’s slogan, as the forum is set to gather around 300 textile samples for visitors sourcing products with excellent sustainability, innovation and functionalities.

More fashion fabrics can be sourced at the Hong Kong Pavilion, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, with highlights including Chun Wing Hing Textile’s synthetics and synthetic blend fabrics, Tak Shing Hong’s fashion lace and garment accessories (including raschel lace, jacquard lace, textronic lace, chemical lace, mesh embroidery, cotton fabric embroidery, chiffon embroidery, and crochet), and Tak Hing Textile’s high-quality imported woven fabrics from Europe and Japan, plus its own fabrics from the company’s China and ASEAN region production lines. The India pavilion can be found in hall 4.1, while the Pakistan Pavilion will have two locations, in halls 4.1 and 7.2.

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Interpets is in full swing preparing for its ninth edition
 
Sep 18, 2018
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Interpets 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- the four-day international fair for a better life with pets – is preparing for its ninth edition, taking place from 28 – 31 March (Thu – Sun) 2019 at Tokyo Big Sight. The show will again feature a unique concept by showcasing pet-related products and services, and providing a platform where new ideas and business can be developed. It will bring together the pet industry with the fields of housing, interior design, fashion, IT, automobiles, tourism and leisure.

Key Interpets 2019 product categories will be represented in specific zones at the show, such as ‘outdoor & leisure’, ‘living, interior & pet products’ and ‘fashion & accessories’. Interpets will also feature some special themes such as ‘cats’, ‘birds & small animals’ and ‘aquarium’. This will help stimulate visitors’ imaginations, and will make it easier for them to discover their desired items and services.

The eighth edition of Interpets 2018 welcomed record breaking figures of exhibitors and visitors. The success of the previous event, which featured 24% more exhibitors and 10% more visitors than the previous year, proves the fair has cemented its position as the largest international fair for the pet-related industry in Japan, and also for pet owners and potential pet owners. In fact, 85% of total exhibition space of Interpets 2019 has already been booked by existing and new exhibitors around the world.

Corresponding with the increasing number of overseas exhibitors, Interpets 2019 will again provide fringe programmes for them. A business matching programme will be offered to overseas exhibitors on the first day of the show, inviting decision making buyers from leading wholesalers, trading houses and retailers in the pet industry in Japan. In addition, the show will organise a seminar on the Japanese pet market as well as a bus tour to pet shops in Japan, to compliment the fair as a firm business platform.

The size of the pet market has shown steady growth in recent years, and grew by 1.0% (up to 13.6 billion USD) last year. The largest increases were seen in the fields of premium pet food, healthcare products and services, veterinary care and pet insurance[1]. This shows pet owners’ increased demand for a healthier, safer and more comfortable living for pets.

Fringe programmes of Interpets 2019, participatory events, seminars and lectures, will add even more variety to this year’s product coverage, such as those related to the Internet-of-Things, for example. This means Interpets 2019 is an excellent event for pet owners, potential pet owners and anyone in the indusry who is seeking a comprehensive range of products, information and services.

The fair will open exclusively to trade visitors on 28 March, and then to both trade and public visitors from 29 – 31. It is also once again held concurrently with the “FCI Japan International Dog Show” organised by the Japan Kennel Club under the title “AJPET (ALL JAPAN PET EXPO in TOKYO).”

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INDEX Set to Unveil the ‘Silk Road’ for Interior Design
 
Sep 13, 2018
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Dubai, 12th September 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- INDEX, the Middle East’s premier annual interior design exhibition, is gearing up to present an eclectic show featuring local and international designs, and products. Taking place from 16th to 18th September 2018 at Dubai World Trade Center, the Show is also the soft launch for its new September dateline.

To catch up on the latest and forecasted trends, the INDEX Design Hub will be the must-visit zone for architects, interior designers, retail buyers and students attending the show.

The Future Design Trends seminar by Victoria Redshaw from Scarlet Opus will inform the audience of the key colors, materials, patterns, textures and shapes for 2019. She will relate these to residential, workplace, hospitality and educational interiors. The panel discussion by Interface will explore the importance of Biophilic Design for all interiors as well as how it can be applied in the Middle East, and Katherine Bruce from AESG will discuss how interior design can either improve or harm the health of end users/consumers.

Did you know that wool is one of the World’s most sustainable and eco-friendly materials that is able to bring health benefits to interior furniture and furnishings? Visitors get to hear more on this at the Wool Seminar. There will also be a series of talks dedicated to discussing all things design in, for and from the UAE hosted by Tashkeel an art-enterprise that provides a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practice rooted in the Nation.

The complete seminar programme is available here https://www.indexexhibition.com/whats-on/seminar-programme/
Day one of the Show will host Dubai’s first-ever Sleep Challenge, sponsored by DeRUCCI, which will pit four expert snoozers against one another to see who can enjoy the longest, most peaceful nap right in the middle of the exhibition floor. The four contestants were selected from an overwhelming number of entries that were submitted on INDEX’s Facebook page narrating the most bizarre sleep stories.

Appealing to the Picasso in all visitors at the show will be the Artist Avenue showcasing the captivating artistry of famous, and budding international as well as local artists. The art catalogue features Iruvan Karunakaran’s ‘Bull’ that portrays its majestic beauty all donned up in local attire, Lion and the Sheikh by

Dheeraj, Jesno Jackson’s Blue Series - a contemporary cubism artwork based on love and music, and Fahr AlSalih’s unique mosaic work made of sponges, acrylic, paint, ink and resin to name a few.

Visitors will see showcases from exhibitors from all over the World along with leading names such as Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde, Miotto, VG New trend, and De Rucci.

Samantha Kane Macdonald, Event Director said, “We are thrilled with the quality and variety of designs and styles from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia that our many exhibitors will be showcasing at INDEX as well as the stellar line up of speakers that we have on board. The Silk Road is renowned for enabling transcontinental cultural interaction for many centuries. INDEX has endeavored to present a one-stop interior design event featuring components, materials, designs, from Europe to Asia along with industry experts in order to kick-start an era of global design interaction. I am confident that the visitors will thoroughly enjoy the show”.

The Show running alongside Furniture Interiors Manufacturing Show will be a must-visit for manufacturers, architects, interior designers, project managers, and buyers from all parts of the world, especially those with a keen interest in the Middle East’s burgeoning interiors manufacturing sector.

For more information, visit: www.indexexhibition.com

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For more information, contact Ancy Alexander, PR Manager at INDEX on +971 50 347 1391, or email ancyalexander@dmgevents.com

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ISH Shanghai & CIHE: 5.6% rise in visitor numbers and doubling in size of European Pavilion
 
Sep 13, 2018
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Thanks to the growing demand for diverse heating solutions in East and Central China, ISH Shanghai & CIHE, which took place from 3 – 5 September 2018, was widely praised as an effective business platform. The three-day event hosted 217 exhibitors (2017: 188) and welcomed 18,963 visitors (2017: 17,965), a 5.6% increase compared to 2017. These indices have again proven the fair as one of the most influential HVAC and home comfort exhibitions in East and Central China.

While North China is the more-established HVAC and home comfort market in the country, in East and Central China end-users are particularly enthusiastic about the design of the products. This trend has led to strong demand for renowned HVAC companies from Europe, who are increasingly employing ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Home Comfort System as a gateway to tap into the Chinese market. This evolution was well illustrated this edition by the enhanced international profile of the fair, with the European Pavilion more than doubling in size. Leading brands from Germany, Italy and the UK, including AeroFlow, Afriso, Bampi, Brigon, Dephina, Detal-Met, HOFFER, KANE, Radius, Sanica and WKL presented their impressive HVAC advancements across an expanded exhibition space to satisfy domestic buyers’ thirst for state-of-the-art heating and home comfort technologies.

Furthermore, to capture the pulse of the market, the 2018 edition introduced new zones and display areas to expand fairgoers’ knowledge and perspectives. The Premium Area made its debut appearance this year to infuse new concepts into the market revolving around four themes, namely Technology, Quality, Design and Technical Skills. The Floor Cooling and Heating Systems Experience Zone was also established for the first time to provide an exceptional opportunity for visitors to get a taste of the latest advancements in this field. On the other hand, fairgoers immersed themselves in inspiration and creativity at a display area dedicated to the award winners of the China Home Comfort System Design and Installation Competition.

Key figures at a glance
- Visitors: 18,963 (2017: 17,965) – 5.6% increase
- Exhibitors: 217 (2017: 188) – 15.4% increase

Exhibitors’ feedback

“Dephina develops and produces residential ventilation systems for private households. Many domestic visitors are impressed by our advanced technologies from Germany, including fresh air systems for large-scale villas and ventilation systems for bathrooms. We see China as a strategic market. Humidity and indoor air quality are the major issues of concern in East and Central China. Visitors were particularly keen on our pipeless wall-hung ventilation units which can deliver dehumidifying effects with low noise and high energy efficiency. ISH Shanghai & CIHE gathers a wide range of suppliers from heating and ventilation to energy-saving. It is one of the most influential HVAC and home comfort fairs in the East and Central China.”

Mr Jack Chen, Deputy General Manager, Dephina Luftqualität GmbH
“I have been hearing how strong ISH Shanghai & CIHE is for years. That’s why our company would like to be part of it and expand our business here. The water infiltration systems we develop are a great option to accommodate diverse market needs in East and Central China. Located in the Premium Area, our booth has caught fairgoers’ attention. I am pleased with the visitor flow, and the show helps us to increase our brand awareness. We are looking forward to exhibiting again next year.”
Mr Jim Ellis, CEO, Paragon Water (Xiamen) Corp Ltd

Visitors’ feedback

“I have visited this show many times already. Our company mainly produces and sells steel panel radiators. I came here to find out the changes and developments in the current market. The scale of the show has been getting bigger, which demonstrates the success of ISH Shanghai & CIHE. The fair itself is also becoming more international. In addition to domestic products from emerging Chinese brands, European style radiators can also be found. China is increasingly important in leading global heating trends. The show is an exceptional platform to tap into the market. The fair gathers everybody together and I met people from different provinces. I will definitely visit the show again next year.”

Mr Murat Telek, General Manager, ISG Heating Equipment (Shanghai) Co Ltd (Turkey)
“Our company develops equipment to manage temperature and we are searching for thermostats here. During the fair, I have found what I want and have established cooperation with an exhibitor. The heating market in East and Central China is characterised by household-based systems, but high-class residential areas are gradually adopting central heating systems too. I can see promising potential in the sector. Several concurrent building technology fairs were held, offering visitors with a more efficient sourcing experience.”

Mr Li Xiang, General Manager, Clover Energy Saving Co Ltd

Speaker’s feedback

“Today we explored how to employ floor heating systems for cooling. Summer is sweltering and winter is chilly in the East and Central China. While underfloor systems are commonly used for heating, cooling becomes the next issue to resolve. More research and development are needed to build an integrated system. More than a procurement platform, ideally a trade show should act as a platform of knowledge exchange. Engaging forums and discussions are a great supplement to illustrate the outlook of the industry in addition to the products on display.”

Mr Li Dawei, General Manager, HVAC8 Cross-enterprise Training Center for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Seminar attendee’s feedback

“Our company focuses on rubber processing and mould design. We came to the show to attend this seminar. Currently most of the end-users make procurement decisions based on the price level. There is an urge to educate them about product specifications. Trends such as fresh air systems, floor heating and integrated floor heating and cooling systems provide enormous market potential in East and Central China. The discussion gathered industry elites at one place to explore the latest developments, which is a great driving force for the industry.”

Mr Zhu Lipin, Chief Engineer, Shanghai San Shan Xin Bang Technology Co Ltd
The next edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE will be held from 3 – 5 September 2019. Another ISH event in China, ISH China & CIHE, will be held from 6 – 8 May 2019 at the New China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing. For more information about ISH Shanghai & CIHE and ISH China & CIHE, please visit www.ishc-cihe.hk.messefrankfurt.com or email info@ishc-cihe.com.

ISH Shanghai & CIHE is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the world’s leading trade fair for the combination of water and energy. The mother event will take place from 11 – 15 March 2019 (Monday to Friday). For more information, please visit www.ish.messefrankfurt.com.

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Meat Expo China 2018 opens today for another highly anticipated edition
 
Sep 13, 2018
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A busy four days of business is set to kick off at Meat Expo China 2018, which opens its doors today at the Changsha International Convention & Exhibition Center. The fair will once again be held in conjunction with the China Food & Catering Expo (CFCE) and the 2018 First China Hunan Cuisine Ingredient E-commerce Festival.

Mr Richard Li, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, believes the show has become one of the industry’s most important events: “As a gateway to the Chinese meat and catering industries, Meat Expo China allows both exhibitors and buyers to significantly expand their business network and develop new avenues for co-operation. Holding it together with CFCE and the 2018 First China Hunan Cuisine Ingredient E-commerce Festival maximises cross-over opportunities and allows industry players to access the most up-to-date information and technologies.”

Across an impressive 81,000 sqm of exhibition space, the three events are expected to gather 1,500 companies and welcome some 25,000 trade visitors. Of particular interest to buyers will be the strong blend of renowned meat and catering industry brands showcasing at Meat Expo China. Amongst over 100 leading brands to be in attendance at the Expo are Baiyang group, Beijing Ershang Group, Dahongmen Meat Food, Dolav, Fovo Food, Hainan Xiangtai Fishery, Hunan province Food Corporation, Ningbo Hoying Food Machinery, Ruian HUADONG Packing Machinery, Sanwang, Wai Hung, Shenzhen Allied Aquatic Produce Development, Smart Weigh Packaging Machinery, Zhongshan Yigao Packaging Machinery, and many more.

In order to deliver an easy to navigate sourcing experience for visitors, four product zones have been designated to categorise these companies. These are the Meat and related food products zone, the Meat-related processing equipment and technology zone, the Packaging equipment, materials and technology zone, and the Refrigeration equipment and technology zone.

At the Meat and related food products zone, a mix of meat, meat-based products, seafood, frozen foods, ready meals and convenience products will be on offer. One notable company to be exhibiting at the zone is Fovo Food. In recent years, the company has boasted the largest export volume of poultry food in China and has extensive business interests that range from animal feed processing, poultry breeding, broiler breeding and slaughtering, to the processing and production of cooked poultry products, condiments and biological products. Chenglong Liu, the manager of the company’s marketing department spoke about the company’s reasons for participating at the show: “This is our first time exhibiting at Meat Expo China. We wish to know more about the food industry in Changsha in order to better prepare ourselves to cope with the market. We also aim to promote our brand and to enhance our company image through the fair.”

Another popular attraction will be the Meat-related processing equipment and technology zone, which will feature equipment and technology for dismembering, weighing, measuring, and deep processing as well as specialised products that can be used in abattoirs. One exhibitor to return to the zone is Ningbo Hoying Food Machinery Co Ltd, who will bring their latest meat cutting equipment to the Expo. The company are specialists in kitchen equipment and produce various types of dishwashers, frying machines, stockpots, stoves, steamers and freezers.

Meanwhile, the Packaging equipment, materials and technology zone will fulfil demand from the packaging portion of the supply chain. Ruian HUADONG Packing Machinery, is a prominent company to be featured at the zone with a portfolio of products that have sold well around the world. The company specialises in manufacturing and exporting shrink packing machinery such as automatic L bar sealers, automatic side sealers, automatic sleeve sealers, automatic flow shrink wrappers, automatic double side sealers, shrink tunnels and related equipment.

Last but not least, the Refrigeration equipment and technology zone will include freezers and refrigeration showcases, cold storage, cooling materials, refrigerator accessories and many more related products.

Meat Expo China will be held from 13 – 16 September 2018 at the Changsha International Convention & Exhibition Center. The show is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the Circulation Industry Promotion Center of Ministry of Commerce (CIPC). The fair will be held in conjunction with the China Food & Catering Expo (CFCE), which is jointly supported by the Ministry of Commerce and the People’s Government of Hunan Province, and the 2018 First China Hunan Cuisine Ingredient E-commerce Festival, which is supported by the Department of Commerce of Hunan Province.

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Launch and Vanli announced as Automechanika Kuala Lumpur strategic partners
 
Sep 13, 2018
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Ahead of the next edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019, the show’s organisers have outlined the details of two new strategic partnerships with Launch and Vanli, both of whom are leading international players in the fields of automotive repair & maintenance and parts & components.

Chinese aftermarket giant Launch was one of the first Asian companies to provide repair and testing equipment for tyres, and is now a key provider for complete workshop and service solutions worldwide. Joining Launch as a strategic partner for Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is Malaysian parts supplier, Vanli. The company works with key auto brands in Malaysia’s domestic market, including with the likes of APM, Bosch, Denso, Delphi, and many more. In fact, Vanli is an authorised supplier for more than 40 automotive brands worldwide, and has committed to the partnership with Messe Frankfurt for the next two editions in 2019 and 2021.

In order to effectively capitalise on the show’s unique position as the leading automotive trade fair in Malaysia, the new partnership will allow both companies to work closely with show organisers in terms of promotion before, during and after the show.

For example, Vanli and Launch will both enjoy exclusive and increased promotional benefits in the build-up to the fair. At the fairground itself, they will have the opportunity to maximise their efficiency and business connections, through product presentations to a live audience. Each company will also be featured in a premium location exhibition area within the fair’s 9,700 sqm halls. In return, Messe Frankfurt will receive strong promotional support from the two brands in terms of visitor promotion, which will provide those in the ASEAN region with extended opportunities to meet with some influential industry names.

Ms Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, has expressed her delight in welcoming two such influential players as strategic partners: “Launch and Vanli are both very well-respected brands not only across Asia, but worldwide. Their strong positions in the Parts & Components and Repair & Maintenance markets will draw even more associated participants to the show. We look forward to working together and increasing the awareness of one another’s activities.”

Sharing those sentiments was Mr Chia, Manager at Launch Malaysia, who said: “Automechanika Kuala Lumpur perfectly represents how the automotive market in the ASEAN region is thriving, and we are proud to be a part of that. By joining as one of the show’s strategic partners, we hope to further consolidate our relationships in the region and help boost the show’s presence worldwide.”

Vanli’s Director, Mr Lim Choong Keat also commented on the announcement: “We believe Automechanika’s brand can significantly benefit us, not only in Malaysia, but worldwide. We expect our new strategic partnership to provide us with global exposure and networks through Messe Frankfurt’s promotion channels. We can’t wait to get the show underway next March!”

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Ms Telly Cheuk
+852 2238 9956
telly.cheuk@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com

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