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l Strategic partnerships with industrial associations for key buyers’ invitation
 
l Inspiring supporting programme
 
l New two co-located sub-industrial exhibitions China International Building Hardware & Fasteners Show and China International Locks & Security Show
 
The 18th China International Hardware Show is all set to usher participants as event preparation gets into its final stages and will take place in Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre in 10-12 October 2018. As the leading hardware show in Asia and the second largest in the world, organised by Koelnmesse and China National Hardware Association (CNHA), CIHS reveals the latest products and technology to the whole industry and proofs itself as the “the benchmark of the Chinese hardware industry”. 
 
CIHS 2018 will cover an exhibition area of 160,000 square metres for 3,316 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions by virtue of its globalisation and professionalisation. During three-day show, brands and enterprises from Germany, U.S., India, Korea, China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as countries and regions of the “Belt and Road” will showcase their unique products and technologies. CIHS can expect more than 50,000 international and local visitors comprised of manufacturers, service providers, buyers and industrial professionals from the tool, lock and security, building hardware, mechanical and electrical equipment industry this year.
 
This year, leading international brands such as Allit form Germany, CORAZZI from Italy, PREXISO from Switzerland, UJI STAR from Japan, BLACK JACK, GARDEX, MEDALLAY EXPORTS from India, KOISS, CAYMAN from Korea, KARBOSAN from Turkey are set to display their representative products.
 
In addition, pavilions organised by various countries and regions such as German, Indian, Korean, as well as Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei, and Hardware Hand Tool Manufacturers’ Association have all confirmed their participation this year.
 
Locally renowned enterprises such as The Great Wall, GreatStar from Hangzhou, Hongbao Group from Jiangsu, BOYOU SAFETY TOOLS from Hebei, JINDING FASTENERS from Ningbo, PRULDE, Huafeng Pipe, Rong Cheng Tools, ZOLI from Zhejiang, Top-Eastern Group from Dalian, Qianjun Tools from Shanghai, TRI-CIRCLE from Yantai, ARCHIE, Mingmen, SAKURA from Guangdong, Kaadas from Shenzhen, Hutlon from Guangzhou, KUNSHAN from Suzhou, as well as Xiaolan Zhongshan, Wenzhou Zhejiang, Jinhua, Pujiang, Haiyan from China hardware industry base and Anping Hebei, Huanghua, Shunde Guangdong and Hebei pavillion will also participate in CIHS 2018.
 
Strategic partnerships with industrial associations for key buyers’ invitation
 
Key buyers from the industry worldwide who visited the last edition have given positive credit and shown great interest in this year’s show. Among them are Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Do it Best Corp. from U.S., Obi, Hahn+Kolb Group from Germany, and Alibaba’s e-commerce platforms from China. Additionally, trade buyers such as Suzhou Electrical and Mechanical Hardware Mart, RunTai Market, Shanghai Jinshan International Trading City, as well as VIP buyers from Hebei, Shandong, Linyi and Jiangsu invited by the China Hardware and Electromechanical Chamber of Commerce will also source at the event this year.
 
Inspiring supporting programme
 
As a significant platform enhancing the effect of exhibitors’ participation and amplifying their influence in the industry, CIHS has devoted itself to gradually improving the quality and connotation of supporting programmes over the past decade. The exhibitors shall acquire excellent participation experience through its professionalisation and internationalisation. During the show period, CNHA and China Industrial Design Association (CIDA) will host the Second Gold Hook for Locks which is aiming to impress the whole hardware industry on-site. The rewarded and respected networking programme has also upgraded and a more casual environment for communication, experience exchange and business exploration. It will be set up to enable the exhibitors to present product attributes and application possibilities to VIP trade buyers. Moreover, covering the comprehensive hardware industry and aiming cutting-edge technologies and enduring high-quality products, the newly set Classic & Innovation Gallery is poised to identify potential demand from international and local trade buyers, present classics and innovative technologies to lead the development trend of the Chinese hardware industry. In the meantime, forums and seminars such as Grinding & Cutting Application Technology Forum, Anping Silk Screen Centennial Activities, Intelligent Hardware Industry Innovation Summit BBS (Shanghai station) & Intelligent Hardware Driven Real Estate Fine Decoration Scene Intelligence, International Open Locks Competition and Intelligent Locks Dealers Conference will take place. In addition, there are several forums covering trends regarding the technology, market, real estate which lead to the joint production and research in hardware industry.
 
New co-located sub-industrial exhibitions China International Building Hardware & Fasteners Show and China International Locks & Security Show 
 
The two co-located sub-industrial exhibitions will make their first debut during CIHS this year, thereby facilitating the comprehensive development of the hardware industry. For the past several editions, the organiser has successfully established fastener, nail, door & window, furniture hardware and locks & accessories zones and accumulated experiences in organising shows in relevant segments. Manufacturers and dealers in the building hardware and locks industries have shown their great support in these two exhibitions, and visitors shall expect nearly 500 exhibitors from the local manufacturing and leading technology industrial base.
 
To be held from 10-12 October 2018, the coming edition of CIHS will once again be the prime trade platform with high-quality service for exhibitors, visitors and media and set new benchmarks for the industry.
 
To learn more about China International Hardware Show, please visit  www.hardwareshow-china.com
 
Koelnmesse 
 
As a world-renowned trade fair organizer, Koelnmesse has an excellent track record for organizing some of the world’s most successful trade events, such as the accomplished China International Hardware Show in China, EISENWARENMESSE and spoga+gafa in Cologne, Germany. With over 90 years’ experience in organizing large-scale commercial events connecting buyers and sellers, Koelnmesse brings forth an unrivalled skill-set and expertise needed to develop the China International Hardware Show into one of the premier international hardware shows in the world.
 
www.koelnmesse.com 
 
China National Hardware Association: With almost 3,000 members, China National Hardware Association is made up of China’s key hardware enterprises and professional associations. Its mission is to foster collaboration and communication between the government and enterprises, so as to build up China’s hardware industry.
 
www.chinahardware.org.cn 

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