China's booming manufacturing sector is driving the country's trade show business, and plastics is no exception.
Chinaplas 2004, held June 29-July 2 in Shanghai, attracted 57,751 visitors from 52 countries, said organizer Adsale Exhibitions Services Ltd. It also drew 937 exhibitors from 26 countries. The strong turnout occurred despite the 2003 version of the show being held in Beijing just six months earlier, after being postponed because of the SARS virus.
Next year's Chinaplas will be held June 21-24, 2005, in Guangzhou, not far from Hong Kong. Adsale is projecting similar numbers for that show. Details at www.2456.com/chinaplas.
Later this year, from Nov. 10-13, Hong Kong-based Paper Communication Exhibition Services will stage the China Dongguan International Plastics, Packaging & Rubber Exhibition in Dongguan, also in southeastern China. The organizers said they anticipate 100,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors for the event, which draws largely from the region's plastics industry. Details at www.paper-com.com.hk.
Meantime, Paper Communication will put on a more broadly based manufacturing exhibition, and a Cleveland businessman is organizing an automotive parts and technology trade mission to attend it.
The show is slated for Sept. 23-26 in Wuhan and is officially called the China Wuhan International Electrical Products Expo - International Machinery & Materials Exhibition 2004.
Anthony Yen, president of Cleveland's Tenax Corp., is planning an auto parts trade mission to Nanjing and Wuhan in conjunction with the machinery portion of the exhibition, with an aim to introducing U.S. officials to local auto parts makers in China. Yen said Ford Motor Co.'s plan to build a large vehicle assembly plant in Nanjing by 2006 will spur 600 auto parts factories to be built in that area in the next few years and ``many parts makers are seeking American partners.''
For trade-mission details e-mail [email protected]sbcglobal.net or call (216) 226-0321.
Plastics News sister publication Automotive News plans to hold its Automotive News China Congress April 19-21 in Shanghai, prior to the April 22-28 Auto Shanghai 2005 car show. Get details at (313) 446-0420 or e-mail [email protected]