CIHS 2017 Sets New Industry Benchmark
The annual China International Hardware Show, held from 22-24 October 2017 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, was brought to a successful close. Held for the past 17 years, CIHS is devoted to accelerating the development of China’s hardware industry, as well as providing access for global hardware manufacturers to growing markets in Asia.
This year, CIHS achieved breakthroughs on various fronts, including the number of visitors and diversity of the exhibits. In particular, the wide variety of supporting activities was met with much applause from visitors.
Among nearly 3,000 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions, the German Pavilion once again received much attention. Buyers were also impressed by pavilions from Taiwan and India, as well as exhibitors from the US, Japan, Italy and Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of trendy and practical products, new arrivals, cutting-edge technologies and advanced equipment were showcased at the event. Visitors experienced first-hand leading technological innovations, business concepts and service models from home and abroad over the course of three days.
More than 50,000 visitors from over 90 countries and regions visited CIHS and selected high-quality products according to their purchasing needs. Visitors coming from emerging markets accounted for most of the growth.
This year, a Match & Meet Program was launched for participants to establish effective business partnerships, and enhance the value to exhibitors. Sales objectives of exhibiting companies were pre-matched with procurement needs from registered visitors. To encourage participation, a VIP Lounge and Food & Beverage Area respectively were also established to create a relaxing environment for business meetings. Buyers from major retailers welcomed the initiative and reportedly concluded orders at the event.
With the purpose of accelerating both foreign and domestic hardware markets for continuous development, CIHS 2017 not only showcased numerous new products and technologies, but also held a rich variety of supporting activities.
As a special highlight, the 54th IHA Congress was held in Shanghai just a few days before CIHS 2017. The congress focused on new situations, trends and demands of China and the global economy. At the same time, new concepts, practices and opportunities for the future have been presented. More than 500 hardware professionals from countries such as the US, Japan, France, Germany, England, Italy, Sweden, and Australia were in attendance. The congress was presided over by Mr Xin Guobin, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China; Mr Zhang Chonghe, Chairman of the China National Light Industry Council; Mr Jean Francois Dubost, Chairman of IHA and Mdm Shi Senglan, President of the China National Hardware Association. Updates on the various retail markets worldwide were delivered among others by Mr Bill Lee, CEO of NRHA; Mr John Herbert, Secretary General of EDRA; and senior executives of Alibaba.
Other supporting programme at CIHS included media events on industrial standards for various hardware market segments, a distributor conference on intelligent locks, Lock King Competition, Media Technology Training, as well as seminars, supplier-buyer matching, trade forums and other professional exchange activities.
Since the year 2000, CIHS has been striving to create a professional platform of trade exchange and product release for the hardware industry in China. During this time, CIHS has successfully accelerated the development of China’s hardware industry and led industrial trends.
Held from 22-24 October 2018, the next edition of CIHS will once again be the premier trade platform with high-quality service for exhibitors, visitors and media, and set new benchmarks for the industry.
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4-7 March 2018, Cologne Germany
About the Organisers
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.
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.
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