Chinaplas, Asia's No.1 and world's No.2 plastics & rubber trade fair, was held from April 25 to 28, 2016 at Shanghai, PR China. The number of visitors amounted to 148,575 in four days, setting a new record since its debut in 1983. The second show day saw the peak of visiting numbers at a headcount of 54,823. Compared to the show held at Shanghai in 2014, the number of visitors this year increased by 13.96%; and compared to 2015 in Guangzhou, the increase is 15.84%. As CHINAPLAS is well-recognized by the plastics & rubber industries as well as their downstream sectors globally, and the gradual improvement of the living standards of many developing countries keeps stimulating the demand for consumer goods and packaging, the number of overseas visitors this year reached 39,454, setting a record that represents 26.55% of the total. The ten regions topping the chart are Korea, India, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Malaysia, among over 160 countries and regions.
Apart from the significant growth in the number of visitors, Chinaplas 2016 also achieved record heights in the show scale in terms of exhibition area and number of exhibitors. The show covered an exhibition area of over 240,000 sq. metres with a participation of 3,335 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions, of which 35% were overseas exhibitors and 14% joined Chinaplas for the first time.
Mr. Stanley CHU, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., organizer of Chinaplas, said, "We were very happy to witness the 30th Chinaplas making historical breakthroughs in terms of exhibition area and quantity of exhibitors and visitors. At Chinaplas, exhibitors and visitors engaged themselves in business discussions and negotiations, whereas all concurrent events won full-house audience. Making its debut as a platform only for introducing and importing overseas machinery and materials to China, Chinaplas has grown into an excellent must-visit show for technology sourcing and exchange among industry professionals and buyers from all over the world. Right timing, geographical advantage and strong support from partners have contributed to the success of Chinaplas. The implementation of "Re-industrialization" in the West and the "Made in China 2025" project has urged the manufacturing enterprises to conduct business transformation and technology upgrade. The rise of Asian emerging countries and the shift of the global center of economic gravity eastwards put Chinaplas under the spotlight; thanks to our partners, exhibitors, buyers and the whole Adsale team, whose staunch support and effort make Chinaplas 2016 a complete success."