Four Energy-related Trade Shows Collocate in China
Four energy-related trade shows representing different aspects of the value chain will be collocated - China EPower, China Smart Gridtec exhibitions ,Wind Energy Exhibition and Conference and China International Power and Generating Sets Exhibition.
The collocation of the four shows is the result of a joint venture between MP Zhongmao International (Shanghai) Pte Ltd and Shanghai Deray Exhibition Planning Co. Ltd.
A new joint venture company, MPZhongmao Deray (Shanghai) International Pte Ltd (MPZD), has been set up to oversee the organization and operations of the shows.
"The synergies generated by this new strategic partnership will allow us to grow the shows in tandem with the country's enormous energy market,” said Sylvia Phua, CEO of MP International.
She added, “The vision is to build a strong cluster of events that are power-related so that the industry can converge in one location to trade, exchange knowledge and network."
Jiang Gang, managing director of MPZD, added, "We aim to offer innovative solutions in an integrated platform to help address the complexities and challenges of the power industry. With the combined strengths and resources, exhibitors from the entire industry verticals, ranging from power generation and transmission to electric engineering, will be able to tap the world's largest and fastest growing power generation market."
According to a recent report by the China Electricity Council (CEC), China's investment in the power sector totaled 739.3 billion yuan (US$117.11 billion) last year.
Even so, the country still faces a tight power demand and supply. China's electricity consumption rose 11.7 per cent year-on-year to 4.69 trillion kWh in 2011, with 24 provincial-level power grids reporting electricity shortages.
As a result, China has accelerated its renewable energy investments, especially in the wind power sector.
This year, the four trade shows attracted over 40,000 unique visitors from 30 countries and more than 760 exhibitors from 15 countries.
The 2013 shows will be held April 8-10 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The shows cover power generation, transmission, distribution, power automation, energy conservation and more.
Complementing the shows will be a number of industry-specific seminars and conferences to help address key issues and challenges, and encourage greater knowledge-sharing among industry members.
It also will be inviting other leading power event organisers to co-locate their events to add to the knowledge-sharing experiences.