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CIHS 2018 sets new date with good fit to the hardware industry purchasing cycle

  • Exhibition date will change to 10-12 October 2018

  • Countries and regions such as Germany, India and Taiwan have come back with strong participation

  • International and local exhibitors’ participation reached its peak

  • Strategic partnerships with industrial associations for key buyers’ invitation

Date adjustment for CIHS 2018
According to the policy of the Central Committee and State Council, the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) will take place in early November 2018 in the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). CIIE will be organized to a high standard and host abundant conferences and seminars, thus its organization and preparatory work including the construction period will be substantial.

To ensure the smooth running of CIHS 2018 and create a harmonious environment to both exhibitors and buyers, China National Hardware Association (CNHA), Koelnmesse and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) reached an agreement to adjust the exhibition dates of CIHS 2018 to 10-12 October 2018, thereby fitting perfectly into the international trade fair schedule.

“With the participation and contribution of hardware enterprises and partners, China International Hardware Show organized by CNHA and Koelnmesse has reached over 150,000 square metres of exhibition space for the past three years and has without a doubt become the second largest professional hardware trade show in the world. CIHS 2018 keeps its original intention of technique-orientated and market-driven concept while balancing the development of both international and local markets to establish the comprehensive platform for networking, communication and trade.” Madam Shi Senglan, President of China National Hardware Association commented positively, “to unconditionally support the national China International Import Expo (CIIE), the exhibition date of CIHS 2018 will be adjusted to 10-12 October this year, which still falls within the best purchasing cycle. We will further strengthen the fair with more value-added services and continue to make it more user-friendly. At the same time, we will enhance the event promotion and provide high quality service to fulfill the demands of the whole industrial supply chain. Together with our partners we will join hands to consolidate and promote the integration, development and innovation of CIHS to continue being ‘the vein and barometer of the industry’.”

“As one of the leading international organizers in China, Koelnmesse is keen to support and foster the development of the exhibition industry in China.  Under this circumstance, we strongly believe the new event date falls within the best international purchasing cycle of hardware products and it is definitely a must-attend event for trade visitors in the hardware industry in China.  We continue to provide consistent and excellent service to our exhibitors and buyers in order to make all your visit valuable and fruitful as always”, Keith Tsui, Managing Director of Koelnmesse China, concluded with confidence.

Held for the past 17 years, the annual China International Hardware Show is now clearly established as the world’s second largest hardware show after the INTERNATIONAL HARDWARE FAIR COLOGNE in Germany and provides access for global hardware manufacturers to growing markets in Asia. Once again, CIHS 2018 will cover an exhibition area of more than 150,000 square meters for over 3,000 exhibitors and 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.

International and local exhibitors’ participation reached its peak
This year, the countries and regions with the strongest participations are Germany, Taiwan and India, the latter doubling its space compared to the last edition.  The United Kingdom and Switzerland will debut at CIHS 2018, introducing unique local products and technologies to the Chinese market. In addition to the energetic presence of international exhibitors, Hangzhou Great Star and PATTA from Asian countries are expected to showcase on-site. Numerous classical and innovative products, new arrivals, cutting-edge technologies and advanced equipment will be showcased at CIHS 2018. Leading trends and industrial information, business concepts and service models from home and abroad will be delivered to the trade visitors throughout the duration of the show.

Strategic partnerships with industrial associations for key buyers’ invitation
The strong networks of Koelnmesse from International Hardware Fair Cologne and CNHA look forward to welcoming the top buyers to CIHS 2018. Key buyers from the industry world who visited the last edition have given positive credit and shown great interest in this year’s visit. 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 Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai are invited by the China Hardware and Electromechanical Chamber of Commerce.

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.

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