A Highly Successful China Composites Expo 2019 Concluded in Shanghai!
Source：Organizing Committee of CCE
The highly successful 25th China International Composites Industrial Technical Expo (CCE2019) concluded its three-day show on Sep.5th in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The rainy weather during the 25th edition of the show did not dampen the enthusiasm of visitors, who were inspired by smart manufacturing, innovative materials, and green solutions.
New Records for CCE
This year, three exhibition Hall No.1, No.2 and No.4 allowed the organizer to accommodate the strong booth space demand which eventually made a breakthrough in both exhibition area and number of exhibitors. CCE2019 covered an exhibition area up to 53000 m2
and attracted 666 exhibitors, including 137 oversea exhibitors from 25 different countries and regions, with an increase rate of 11.0%, created a highest record in CCE history. Exhibitors come from the entire value chain of composites, ranging from Raw Materials, Equipment, Intermediate products, Components, Processing, Distribution, End-users, to Institutions, Associations, Media and others.
Overseas exhibitors from 25 countries and regions, including Germany (32), the United States (22), Japan (12), France (10), Italy (8), the United Kingdom (6), South Korea (6), Ireland, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Macedonia, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Spain, New Zealand, Israel, India and Chinese Taiwan (13), Hong Kong SAR (4). More than half of the overseas exhibitors come from European countries with the most advanced composite product technology and application development.
Chart 1. The ratio of domestic and overseas exhibitors of CCE2019
On the one hand, it shows that the huge potential of China's composite materials market has attracted international leading composite companies to turn their development strategies to the East. It also shows that after years of development, China's composite materials enterprises have had strong strength to carry out more in-depth cooperation with top international companies, and the results are expected.On the one hand, it shows that the huge potential of China's composite materials market has attracted international leading composite companies to turn their development strategies to the East. It also shows that after years of development, China's composite materials enterprises have had strong strength to carry out more in-depth cooperation with top international companies, and the results are expected.
The exhibition hosted 16,157 professional visitors from 48 countries and regions this year, including 14,929 internal professional visitors and 1,228 international visitors. During the three-day exhibition, the total number of visitor accounts reached 60,406.
Chart 2. The visitor accounts of CCE2019
This year, the number of overseas visitors was 1,228, and 80% of international visitors came from Korea, Japan, India, Chinese Taiwan, Germany, Thailand, Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Italy, Vietnam, America, Iran, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Britain, France, Singapore, Pakistan, Philippines, Sweden, Canada and other countries and regions. Among them, South Korean attendees accounted for 16.7%, ranking first; Japanese attendees accounted for 10.3%, ranking second; Indian attendees accounted for 10.21%, ranking third; Chinese Taiwan's attendees accounted for 7.05%, ranking fourth; The German attendees accounted for 4.16%, ranking fifth. Compared with the previous exhibitions, the number of visitors in South Korea, India, Japan and other Asian countries has substantial growth, especially in South Korea and India, has increased by 37% and 67% respectively. It can be seen that foreign companies pay more attention to the development of China's composite materials industry, and have more close exchanges and cooperation with upstream and downstream enterprises of composite materials in mainland China. At the same time, the “Go Global” strategy practiced by CCE has produced positive effects. The international influence and popularity of the exhibition is gradually improving. More and more overseas composite materials related companies are concerned about the development of China's composite materials industry and are willing to seek partnership and development space in the Chinese market through CCE.
Diversified Events and Activities
Chart 3. The statistics of international visitors of CCE2019
At CCE2019, visitors not only met exhibitors showcasing their advanced products and solutions, but also were able to participate in a number of exciting concurrent events. On the basis of continuing and inheriting the traditional advantages of previous years, discovering and introducing international elements, CCE-JEC Innovation Awards, Student Composites Design & Manufacture Contest, National FRP/Composites Operating Skills Contest, Innovative Application and Development of Carbon Fiber and Advanced Materials High Forum, Recycling and Re-use of Fiber-reinforced Composite Materials High Forum, Technical Seminars, Press Release, Technical Training Courses
were well-received among visitors and most sessions were fully occupied.
Within 3 categories of Raw Materials, Application, Process Technology & Equipment, 51 products from 45 companies competed for the “CCE-JEC Innovation Awards”, and 12 winners emerged at last.
The High Forum focused on “Innovative Application of Carbon Fiber and Advanced Composite Materials” and “Recycling and Re-use of Fiber-reinforced Composite Materials” were held, altogether 11 speeches were given by industry experts.
National University Student Composites Design & Manufacture Contest was jointly organized by both China Composites Industry Association and the Organizing Committee of CCE since 2015, and a total of 64 teams from 30 universities participated in the competition.
6 companies hosted news release on site.
31 Technical Seminars were held in the same period of CCE2019. The speakers came from well-known enterprises from both domestic and abroad, and all brought wonderful presentations to the audience.
2 Technical Training courses focused on “Technology of Intelligent Automation and Test Equipment in Composites” was held by The Chinese Ceramic Society FRP Branch during the Exhibition.
Additionally, CCE cooperated with European partner since 2017, to launch the Automotive Composites Day special program. A variety of activities for attendees to know the latest lightweight solutions as well as automotive composites developments from Europe and US. More than 200 automotive composite parts, which missed the chance to show on-site, have been put on the Automotive Innovation internet Platform “I3P”.
New journey in 2020
This year marks the 25th anniversary of CCE, we are very grateful for the support and participation of all the exhibitors, visitors and partners. We have been working continuously to build a global communication platform in the field of composite materials with the sincerity, and witnessed the rapid development of China's composite materials industry. In the meanwhile, we have seen the vitality of China's composite materials market, and also felt the strong desire for technological innovation and product upgrading of composite materials enterprises.
In the future, we will continue to innovate the service model, enrich the service connotation, present more and better outstanding enterprises and advanced technologies in front of the industry colleagues, work closely together with the industry to serve the future Chinese market, and welcome all of you to take part in CCE2020 in Shanghai to witness the new glory of the development of China's composite materials industry!