CHINAPLAS 2015 closed successfully on 23 May 2015 with a big success, with the no of visitors surpassing the last exhibition held in Guangzhou in 2013, despite the bad weather that caused flight and train disruptions during the show period.
The heavy downpours could not cool down the determination of visitors to come to the show. The Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest plastics and rubber trade fair held on 20-23 May has attracted a total of 128,264 visitors. The visitors peaked on the second day, having 49,732 visitors attended. As CHINAPLAS has been well-recognized by the plastics and rubber industries as well as their downstream sectors globally, the show this year welcomed 35,090 overseas visitors, representing 27.36% of the total. They came from 137 countries and regions with India, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Iran, Malaysia and Japan as the top ten origins. As compared with the show held in Guangzhou in 2013, the show registered a 12.41% growth in visitors, while overseas visitors rose by 14.04%.
Apart from the impressive visitor figures, CHINAPLAS 2015 also marked new records in the show scale in terms of exhibition area and no of exhibitors over the past editions. This year, 3,275 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions participated in the show, of which over 700 exhibitors joined CHINAPLAS for the first time, representing over 20% of total exhibitors. The show also marked unprecedented exhibition area, with floor space over 240,000 sqm, up 9% compared to last CHINAPLAS held in Guangzhou in 2013, with the exhibitor number up more than 10%.
Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., the organizer of CHINAPLAS, said, “The majority of our exhibitors are very happy with the visitor quality and their participation results. Despite the heavy rain during the show, the fairground was busy with business networking and technological exchange activities. At the same time, we have received many positive feedbacks from the visitors that the technology levels of exhibits and the quality of the show have kept on rising”. She added, “As the show organizer, we are very glad to see that the global plastics and rubber industries have fully recognized CHINAPLAS as an effective platform for technology and trade promotion, and for the setting of market trends.”
The show got compliments from both exhibitors and visitors. Exhibitors were satisfied with the high quality visitors came from different countries.
"It has been a very busy CHINAPLAS probably one of the best of the last 5-6 years in terms of quality of companies and credibility of visitors - who were mostly purchasing people and decision makers, who know exactly what they were looking for and in a position to buy. The facilities and logistics around the show have been first class and the whole operation has been incredibly smooth. We have already expressed our interest in signing up for the next CHINAPLAS held in Shanghai," said Mr. Eddie Grant, The Aerogen Company Ltd.
“NatureWorks has participated in CHINAPLAS since 2011. It’s a very good platform for us to meet with potential customers and supply chain partners. At the same time, it provided an opportunity for us to showcase the latest bioplastics innovations made with Ingeo to the visitors coming from all over the world. It’s a show not just we cannot miss, but you too!” commented by Ms Pauline Ning, Marketing Manager, Marketing & Communications Asia Pacific, NatureWorks LLC.
Besides, visitors acknowledged CHINAPLAS as the professional sourcing platform in the industry.
Victor Zhang, General Manager, Visource (HK) Limited said “CHINAPLAS is a very professional exhibition. I noticed that the booths of Chinese enterprises are bigger than ever. It means that the gap between Chinese enterprises and global giants is narrowing.”
Mr. Esat TAS, Managing Director of ENPA from Turkey said , “CHINAPLAS is the fair worth coming and worth my time. The exhibits are very comprehensive. The quality of people and companies of this show are getting better and better.”
Similar contentment is also found among the domestic visitors. “CHINAPLAS is a very professional and a comprehensive show in plastics and rubber industries. I can see there are new technologies and new highlights in every year. This year, the Industrial Automation Zone in particular has inspired me with a lot of new ideas to improve my existing production facilities’, said Miss Hu Huifang, Head of Production, OPPLE Lighting (Zhongshan).
CHINAPLAS 2016 will celebrate its 30th edition next year and will be held on 25-28 April, 2016 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, PR China. For more show photos and exhibitors’ press releases, please visit www.ChinaplasOnline.com.
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