Biggest CHINAPLAS in history welcomed 180,701 visitors!
| Subj: Events
A highly successful CHINAPLAS 2018 concluded its four-day show on April 27, 2018, in Shanghai. The rainy weather prior to the opening of the 32nd edition of show did not hamper the enthusiasm of visitors, who were inspired by smart manufacturing, innovative materials, and green solutions. A total of 180,701 professional buyers from all over the world visited CHINAPLAS during the four days at the new show venue, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai, PR China. CHINAPLAS 2018 recorded the highest visitor count in history, and the show also set a new record in terms of exhibition space.
A record number of visitors
Ada Leung, General Manager of CHINAPLAS organizer Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., was delighted by the results. “I have never seen such a huge number of visitors before,” she said. “Most of our exhibitors were satisfied with the result,” added Leung.
New record for exhibition space
From 2012 onwards, CHINAPLAS has faced the problem of an exhibition space shortage. When the show was held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in Pudong, all the indoor exhibition halls had been used up. It took the CHINAPLAS team two full years to shift CHINAPLAS to the new venue.
“In moving to NECC, CHINAPLAS this year marked a new milestone in her history,” Leung said. “To outsiders, many may think that the successes of CHINAPLAS came very naturally or easily as the show has been well established in the market. But we all know this is not the case. 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 the 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.”
New visions — concurrent events
CHINAPLAS’ organizer celebrates 40th birthday
“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.”
“With many brilliant and glorious years of reform and opening-up laid as groundwork, CHINAPLAS’ scale now, for the first time, exceeds 300,000sq.m. — providing an indicator of the industry’s massive demand for new technologies. It’s a critical moment in China’s economic restructuring and the shift to new growth drivers. We aspire to promote the transformation and upgrading of the industries and sustainable development through the introduction of innovative technologies,” continued Chu.
New journey in 2019