Looking back on InterWEIGHING2017
During April 6~8, 2017, InterWEIGHING2017 was held successfully in Shanghai New International Expo Center. A total of 375 exhibitors, who were from 22 provinces in Mainland China and from the United States, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Finland, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, and China Taiwan & Hong Kong, enthusiastically participated in the exhibition.
At 9:30 on April 6, InterWEIGHING2017 is observed the grand opening
ceremony in 1# Entrance Hall at Shanghai New International Expo
Center. Distinguished guests on the platform were from
OIML, CECIP, VDMA,
NCWM, Taipei Measuring Instrument Association, NMi, NMO.
In opening ceremony, Mr. Liu Xiaohua, President of CWIA, Mr. Roman Schwartz, Vice-president of OIML and Mr. Makus Heseding, Managing Director of VDMA delivered the opening speech separately, and in speech words, they all wished InterWEIGHING2017 achieved a complete success.
Organizer invited Mr. Xie Jun, Director from Department of
AQSIQ, Mr. Tao Xiaonian, Vice Chairman of
Zhang Yiqun, Deputy Director from Department of Metrology of
Mr. Roman Schwartz, Vice- president from
OIML, Mr. Roland Nater, ICG
President from CECIP, Mr. Markus Heseding, the Managing Director
from VDMA, Mr. Lu Xinguang, Director of
WICN, Mr. Jeffrey Vermeer,
President of NMi, Mr. Mannie Panesar, Director from NMO. Mr. Don Onwiler, Executive Director from
NCWM, and Mr. Liu Xiaohua,
CWIA, altogether 11 distinguished guests, cut the
ribbon for the Opening Ceremony.
According the statistics, there were 375 exhibitors in InterWEIGHING2017. The number increased 30 than in 2015. The exhibition area of InterWEIGHING2017 reached over 28,000 sqm, which increased 14% than in 2015. The InterWEIGHING2017 has been the largest in area again.
Among the exhibitors, near half exhibitors made their booths with custom-built, and the area was 80% of the total exhibition area. The area of standard booths was only 20% of the total area.The booth area from Zhejiang's exhibitors was still the largest. Exhibitors’ number took up 23.7% in whole exhibitors’ number and took up 24.4% in area in whole exhibition area. Jiangsu exhibitors number occupied 16%, the area occupied 21%; Shanghai exhibitors number occupied 11.2%, the area occupied 12.4%, Guangdong exhibitors number occupied 13.3%, the area occupied 12.3% and Fujian exhibitors number occupied 8.8%, the area occupied 10.8%. Above five provinces were altogether 274 exhibitors which took up 73.1% in total exhibitors’ number, and the area took up 80.7% in total exhibition area.
According to the statistics, more than 8200 visitors joined the exhibition that came from 31 provinces of China Mainland and 79 countries & regions. 14% visitors were from Shanghai local; 75% visitors were from other regions of China Mainland; 11% visitors came from out of China Mainland. Among the visitors of China Mainland, there were 64% visitors who were from the east region of China. Among the oversea' s visitors, the countries & regions of visitors number over 20 were India, Taiwan, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Japan, USA, Thailand, Australia and Germany.
In the afternoon of April 6 & morning of April 7 in No. E2-M17 Meeting room of the Shanghai New International Expo Center, organizer held <The 16th Weighing Technology Seminar & New Tech, New Products Press Conference>. Members of Technical Experts Committee of CWIA, Members of China Weighing Instrument Standardization Technical Committee and colleagues from weighing industry joined the Seminar. Main topics of the Seminar as below:
During the exhibiting period, hundreds of “Weighing Technology Papers ” which were specially prepared for professional visitors were snapped up.
The InterWeighing2017 focused on showing the newest weighing technology and products R&D by exhibitors from all around the world, which include all kinds of scales, balance, weighing system, indicator, load cell, testing instrument and device, electronic component and materials used in weighing instrument. These exhibits reflected the newest technological achievements of weighing industry in today's world, meanwhile, showed current development level of weighing industry in today's China. Some of visitors have joined each InterWEIGHING events; each time they had new experiences and gains. Some foreign visitors have visited several weighing instrument companies in China; they are familiar with Chinese weighing instrument. After visited all types of weighing apparatuses in InterWEIGHING2017 in Shanghai, they gave a high evaluation to the development and result of Chinese weighing instrument industry for Reforming and opening-up policy. The exhibition also had been concerned of many users of weighing instruments. Many business people from metallurgy, chemicals, machinery, transportation, food, oil and other industrial systems, who used weighing instruments a lot, came to visit the exhibition in succession. Many trade companies and distributors came to the exhibition for trade talks with the exhibitor. In order to accelerate the pace of development, some weighing enterprises sent their staffs to the exhibition to get latest information, exchange experiences and explore potential cooperation. Many exhibitors and their customers signed supply contracts or intent contracts on the exhibition. They all expressed satisfaction with the exhibition, and commended the exhibition had a real effects in enterprises promotion, technology exchanges and products launch to markets. The exhibitors felt that they were reap a huge harvest from the exhibition, and showed intention to attend next event. They hope the organizer could promote the exhibition into a world-class level international professional exhibition.
It was the same with last two events of InterWEIGHING. It was highlight many institutes appeared in the exhibitor's list; It shows that metrology verification institutes define them to be the servants, rather than the managers. They were starting to broadcast their sense of service through the platform to participate the exhibition. There were institutes of China such as National Quality Supervision and Inspection Center of Weighing Instrument Products, Jiangsu Institute of Metrology, Shandong Institute of Metrology, Fujian Institute of Metrology; and also institute from abroad such as NMI, NMO, and NCWM, they all were very active to participate the exhibition, furthermore, most of them made their booths with custom-built to outstand the image. That the metrology verification institutes' participating was a major highlight.
Since 1995, China Weighing Instrument Association has organized 18 InterWeighing events in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Changsha, Nanjing and Guangdong Dongguan. It strongly strengthens economic & technological exchanges and cooperation between China and international weighing industry. This made a tremendous contribution to introduce advanced technology and equipment for China weighing enterprises, to promote the production, process, technology advances, to speed up the adjustment of product structure and to promote the trade development. In recent years, in addition to being in 2009 global financial crisis there was a little decline, China's annual exports of weighing products increase at positive growth rate. In 2016, according to China Customs statistics, the export of weighing products has reached USD1.278 billion; it increased 1.02% than 2015.
The InterWeighing2017 was closed successfully. China Weighing Instrument Association will actively prepare for the InterWEIGHING2018. We believe that under the great support and active cooperation of the CWIA members and weighing enterprises, the InterWEIGHING will be getting more successes and getting better!
China Weighing Instrument Association