Looking back on InterWEIGHING2018
During April 18~20, 2018, InterWEIGHING2018 has been successfully held in Wuhan International Expo Center. A total of 282 exhibitors took an active part in this exhibition. These exhibitors come from 22 provinces in mainland China, as well as the United States, Germany, Holland, Britain, Finland, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Japan, South Korea, India and China Taiwan and Hongkong.
At 9:30 a.m. on April 18, the opening ceremony of InterWEIGHING2018 was solemnly held in the login hall of Wuhan International Expo Center. Mr. Liu Xiaohua, President of CWIA, first gave an opening speech to the Exhibition. Then, Mr. Haertig from PTB gave an opening speech on behalf of Mr. Schwartz, Chairman of OIML wishing a complete success of the Exhibition.
Organizer invited Mr. Haertig from PTB, Mr. Xu Wei from Metrology Bureau of AQSIQ, Mr. Song Wei, President of China Metrology Association, Mr. Liu Xinmin from Metrololy Bureau of AQSIQ, Mr. Ma Aiwen from Chinese Society for Measurement, Mr. Panesar from NMO, Mr. Willenswaard from NMi, Mr. Huang Ming-Der, President of Taibei Measuring Instrument Association, Mr. Alexander from Adam China, Mr. Asikainen from Tamtron Finland and Mr. Liu Xiaohua, President of CWIA, altogether 11 distinguished guests, cut the ribbon for the Opening Ceremony.
According to the statistics, 295 exhibitors participated in this exhibition, and the exhibition covers an area of more than 18,000 sqm. Compared with the 2017 event in Shanghai, the number of exhibitors decreased by 80, and the area reduced by 35%, but if it was compared with the previous events held outside Shanghai, the number of exhibitors and the exhibition area increased by 15 and 9% more than the 2016 event in Chengdu.
In the exhibitors of InterWEIGHING2017, about 140 exhibitors did not participate in this Exhibition, but 60 exhibitors were newly added in this Exhibition, with the area accounting for 11% of total area; and most of them participated in the InterWEIGHING for the first time.
More than 40% of all exhibitors made their booths with custom-built, and with the area accounting for 3/4 of total booth area. which showed that the exhibitors attached great importance to this Exhibition.
The number of exhibitors from Zhejiang is still the most, accounting for 23.4% of the total number, and their booth area still also is the largest, accounting for 27.3% of the total area; the number of exhibitors from Guangdong accounts for 15.9% of the total number, and their booth area accounts for 15.7% of the total area; the number of exhibitors from Jiangsu accounts for 11.9% of the total number, and their booth area accounts for 15.2% of the total area; the number of exhibitors from Fujian accounts for 10.5% of the total number, and their booth area accounts for 13.0% of the total area; the number of exhibitors from Shanghai accounts for 9.8% of the total number, and their booth area accounts for 9.2% of the total area. Totally, 211 exhibitors were from the above five provinces of China, accounting for 71.5% of the total number of exhibitors, with booth area accounting for 77.2% of the total area.
Among all exhibitors, 192 of them are the members of China Weighing Instrument Association, accounting for 65% of the total exhibitors, but the booth area accounts for 85% of the total area.
According to the statistics, visitors admissions to the exhibition totalled about 8500. The visitorst came from 31 provinces of China Mainland and 68 countries & regions. 10% visitors were from Wuhan local; 82% visitors were from other regions of China Mainland; 8% visitors came from out of China Mainland. Among the visitors of China Mainland, there were 36% visitors who were from the east region of China. Among the oversea' s visitors, the countries & regions of visitors number over 15 were India, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Hongkong, Japan, USA, Germany, Italy and Singapore.
In the afternoon of April 17 in Wuhan Zhaorui International Hotel, and the whole day on April 19 in Entrance Hall at Wuhan International Expo Center, organizer held <The 17th Weighing Technology Seminar & New Tech, New Products Press Conference>. The members of Technical Experts Committee of CWIA, The 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, almost one thousand “Weighing Technology Papers” which were specially prepared for professional visitors were snapped up. There are 28 articles in the Papers, the content mainly includes four parts: Summary, Load Cell & Indicator, Weighing Technology, Standard & Verification. The articles cover all fields of weighing instrument, summarize and show the latest tech result in weighing industry, which will be also the good guidance and reference for weighing industry.
The InterWeighing2018 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 event; 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 InterWEIGHING2018, 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.
That what was the same with last two events of InterWEIGHING was that it was highlight many type evaluation institutes, verification institutes, standard making institutes related to metrology appeared in the exhibitor's lists continuously.
Moreover, some of the international companies were not in the past several events but came this time. We will talk about the reasons later.
Since 1995, China Weighing Instrument Association has organized 19 InterWeighing events in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Qingdao, Changsha, Nanjing, Guangdong Dongguan and Wuhan. 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 2017, according to China Customs statistics, the export of weighing products has reached USD1.329 billion; it increased 4.04% than 2016.
The InterWeighing2018 was closed successfully. China Weighing Instrument Association will actively prepare for the InterWEIGHING2019. 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!
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