As Asia's first influential international trade fair for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industry held this year, wire & Tube China successfully concluded at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) on September 26, 2020, facing transformations and challenges together with the industry right after the epidemic controlled well in China.
With the care and support from the industry and professional associations, wire China and Tube China have welcomed 36,552 buyers to Shanghai, China. Meanwhile, the total exhibition area of both fairs reached 72,000 sqm to accommodate 953 exhibitors to showcase their products and technology, interacting with trade buyers face to face under the strict hygiene measures conducted by the organizers.
Exhibitors and Visitors Met Face to Face, Sparking Fresh Business Opportunities and Cooperation in Post-epidemic Period.
Due to the travel restrictions, the number of foreign participants to the exhibition fell this year, but the enthusiasm from local Chinese clients and those international enterprises who have branches and partners in China remained high.
This year, wire & Tube China welcomed more than 840 Chinese companies to showcase a wide range of products and technical solutions, including wire & tube manufacturing and finishing machinery, process technology tools, auxiliary process technology tools, materials, special wires & cables, pipeline and OCTG technology, measuring & control technology, testing engineering and specialist areas, etc.
Besides to the local exhibitors, German and French pavilions exhibited at Hall W1 and Hall E1. Their branch offices or agents in China presented the latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies to visitors onsite.
In addition, the participation of high-end visitor delegations was another highlight of wire & Tube China. 49 organizers of buyers group with near one thousand people visited the exhibition, bringing clear purchase intention to exhibitors.
THERMPROCESS China and Saw EXPO China Debuted Successfully at Tube China.
With the support from Messe Düsseldorf, the two brand-new pavilions - THERMPROCESS China and Saw EXPO China were firstly launched at Tube China 2020 successfully, with positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. More than 20 exhibitors brought their products and solutions to the fairgrounds, covering industrial furnaces, industrial heat treatment plants, thermal processes, sawing machines and processes, tools, accessories, etc. These newly introduced exhibits extended the Tube China’s product categories and connected more dots of the entire industry chain.
Positive Feedbacks from Top Industry Buying Decision Makers
Mr. Yoshihiro Takahashi, Managing Director of Hitachi Cable (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. expressed: “Hitachi Cable Suzhou mainly provides wire production equipment. In addition to learning innovative technology during the wire China, I also found several suitable suppliers. I am very optimistic about the Chinese wire and cable market in the post-epidemic time and I hope to continue to participate the next wire China with more Japanese colleagues.”
Mr. Li Liang, Supervisor of ZPMC China expressed: “Tube China provides an opportunity to understand the industry development trend，learn about the latest technology and equipment, and meet more industry colleagues. I have found a variety of tubes that meet my procurement requirements.”
Exhibitors Get Positive Results
Mr. Slavko Panzalovic, Area Sales Manager of Maschinenfabrik NIEHOFF GmbH & Co. KG said: “During the exhibition, we have met a lot of valuable customers. There are more visitors than my expectation and our important buyers are here. This is a perfect platform to get close to customers, to present machines and technologies and to acquire new clients.”
Mr. Zhang Luyao, President of Zhejiang Tsingshan Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. said: “Tsingshan steelmaking capacity is among the highest level in the world, and stainless-steel capacity is gradually increasing. Tsingshan has participated in Tube China for 8 times. Here we can not only showcase the innovative products, but also enhance our brand image.”
Concurrent Events Offers In-Depth and Well-Rounded Analysis of Industrial Development.
wire & Tube China are not only professional one-stop business platforms, but also the ideal places to learn about the latest industry trends and advanced cases. At the exhibitions, the organizers cooperated with industry associations at home and abroad to launch several professional seminars and conferences.
As usual, relevant industry reports and the competitiveness evaluation results of wire and cable enterprises were presented at the China Wire & Cable Industry Conference and Winding Wire Industry Technology Forum. With the conference theme of “Review and Outlook”, the speakers and audiences had an in-depth discussion on the prospect of important fields such as conductor and wire products, power cables and accessories, wire and cable for electrical equipment, communication optical cables, key detection technology of wire and cable, etc..
Meanwhile, the Winding Wire Industry Technology Forum takes “Intelligent, Eco and Quality Manufacturing” as the theme, discussing the latest topics with regard to scientific and technological innovation, informatization and intelligent upgrading, enhancement of energy conservation and emission reduction, optimization of operation quality, and improvement of product quality performance.
Seminar for Raw / Auxiliary Materials and Process Technology for Wire & Cables, and Seminar for Manufacturing Equipment and Processing Technology for Wire & Cables were held as well at SNIEC.
In addition, Thermprocess, Industrial Furnace & Thermal Technology Summit was held concurrently at Tube China this year, in order to seize the new opportunities from the revolution of science and technology as well as the industry transformation. Several experts and representatives from universities and industry leading companies discussed with the audiences about tube heat treatment, technological innovation of furnace processing and industry development trend.
As a "barometer" for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industry in Asia, the biennial wire & Tube China have once again provided the industry with an efficient communication platform and have won a high reputation from industry insiders in China and abroad especially at this difficult times.
Mr. Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., expressed: "I would like to thank our partners, exhibitors and all participants for their support to wire & Tube China. It is the concerted efforts of all parties that make the exhibitions run successfully. The 16-year history of the exhibitions act as a microcosm of the growing market. ‘New Concepts’, ‘New Directions’ and ‘New Transformations’ are presented here. I believe that wire & Tube China will keep growing and look forward to meeting more participants in 2022!”
New Dates and Venue of wire & Tube China 2022 Confirmed!
The next edition of wire & Tube China will be scheduled on September 26-29, 2022, with no change on venue. Before that, its mother show wire & Tube Düsseldorf have confirmed the new dates from 7 to 11 December 2020 at Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. wire & Tube Düsseldorf enjoy strong support from the industries and their professional associations during COVID-19 times. The European umbrella organizations as well as major companies of wire and tube industries clearly speak out in favor of the trade fairs wire and Tube.
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