Biggest Chinaplas in history
Record Numbers for Visitors and Exhibition Space
A highly successful Chinaplas 2018 concluded its four-day show on April 27, 2018, in Shanghai, China. A total of 180,701 professional buyers from all over the world visited the 32nd edition of the show during the four days at the new show venue, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC). Chinaplas 2018 recorded the highest visitor count in history so far, and the show also set a new record in terms of exhibition space.
The number of overseas visitors summed up 47,900, accounting for 26.5% of the total visitors. They came from 150 countries and regions, including Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the U.K., Vietnam, and United States, among others. Compared with the Shanghai edition of the show two years ago (at the previous venue in Pudong), the number of visitors increased remarkably by 21.6%. The total also rose by 16.4% compared with last year's Guangzhou edition of the show.
New Record for Exhibition Space
Chinaplas 2018 was the first edition of the show to be held in the NECC, and allowed the organizer to accommodate the strong booth space demand. The exhibition area covered 340,000square meters, which was an increase of 100,000 square meters when compared to the Shanghai edition two years ago. Some 3,948 market leaders exhibited and brought cutting-edge solutions to the world stage during the show.
“In moving to NECC, Chinaplas this year marked a new milestone in her history,” said Ada Leung, General Manager of Chinaplas organizer Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. “The achievement of the Chinaplas show is the result of hard work, perseverance, the pursuit for continuous improvement, sensitivity to market needs, creativity, and seamless collaboration among internal teams and with our different cooperation partners. The last 24 months were very tough, but we have been rewarded by positive results,” she said. “Visitors are satisfied with the theme zone arrangement, as they can more easily find clusters of exhibits that address their specific interests."
At Chinaplas 2018, visitors not only met nearly 4,000 exhibitors showcasing their advanced products and services, but visitors were also able to participate in a number of exciting concurrent events. These included the “3rd Industry 4.0 Conference”, “Tech Talk”, “Medical Plastics Connect:” and “CMF Inspiration for Design x Innovation". The concurrent events were well-received among visitors and most sessions were fully occupied.
Chinaplas' Organizer Celebrates 40th Birthday
The Adsale Group, organizer of Chinaplas, celebrated its 40th birthday during the fair. At Adsale’s 40th Anniversary, “Honorable Partner” Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on day 1 of the show. The Adsale Group Chairman Stanley Chu said the company grew along with China's economy.
“Over the past 40 years, Adsale has weathered the struggles of early industries and benefited from the current economic take-off. We have witnessed China’s transformation from a ‘factory of the world’ to a powerhouse of innovations,” observed Chu. “In the early years, Chinaplas was organized to introduce overseas technologies and provide a procurement platform for local companies. Now, it is an international hub that facilitates exchanges between suppliers and buyers from all over the world, and provides a platform for the introduction of high-end technologies.”
Chinaplas 2019 will rotate to Guangzhou, running from May 21‑24, 2019.