Formnext + PM South China debuts in Shenzhen
The fair landscape in China will welcome the inaugural edition of Formnext + PM South China in Shenzhen from 9-11 September 2020.
With prospects for the development of additive manufacturing in China looking good, especially in the South China region, Formnext + PM South China aims to help industry players unlock business opportunities in the fields of advanced materials as well as innovative manufacturing technologies and equipment.
To be held at the brand-new Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center that is billed as the world’s largest exhibition venue, the fair is anticipating over 10,000 visitors and more than 200 exhibitors from around the globe across approximately 20,000 sq.m. of exhibition space, according to joint organisers, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt and Uniris Exhibition Shanghai. Formnext + PM South China will bring a brand new experience to China’s manufacturing industry, covering advanced technology, equipment and products within the categories materials, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, design, software and processing technologies.
Hubert Duh, Chairman of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt said: “With the expertise from its brand name shows, Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, and PM China in Shanghai, the newly formed fair will be one of a kind in South China. The synergy from the two fair brands will facilitate the exchange of ideas between industry professionals and bring a positive impact to the manufacturing sector.”
Sascha F. Wenzler, Mesago vice president responsible for Formnext noted: “Formnext is a unique success story in Germany and Europe, and we are sure that the combination of additive manufacturing, materials and innovative process technologies is the adequate mix for the needs of the Chinese manufacturing industry today and in the future.”
Strategic collaboration and favourable location bring benefits
Messe Frankfurt and Uniris are veteran exhibition organisers within the industry with over 10 years of experience in running related industry events locally, having accumulated a strong visitor database throughout China. Benefiting from Messe Frankfurt’s extensive worldwide branch offices and sales network, the exposure of the new show will be increased with extensive promotional efforts through international and domestic trade media channels, online portals and social media platforms. Likewise, Uniris’ resources in the upstream and downstream of the powder metallurgy industry will benefit the fair’s participants. The city Shenzhen offers great opportunities, given the rapid development of its hi-tech industries in recent years.
With additive manufacturing getting progressively popular in China, more and more manufacturing industries have growing demands for intelligent solutions. The Chinese government has thus taken a more serious approach in this area by implementing policies like Internet Plus to further encourage the uptake of new technology in traditional industries. One example is that the Shenzhen government will support the set-up of 10 international industrial innovation centres to help the development of the advanced materials industry in response to the central government’s direction.
According to the latest release of the Chinese government's ‘Action plan for additive manufacturing development of China 2017-2020’, the domestic additive manufacturing industry sales has been estimated to reach USD 2.96 billion in 2020.