Largest-ever ISH China & CIHE 2018 Expands 8.6% increase in Scale; 13.9% More Visitors
Lucrative opportunities in China’s clean energy heating market spurred the introduction of new zones, an increase in the number of exhibition halls to 10, covering 116,000 square meters, and a new visitor record at ISH China & CIHE 2018.
ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems has again proven itself as Asia’s leading trading platform in the HVAC industry by concluding with a record-breaking scale on 24 May.
Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, the three-day event successfully hosted 1,300 exhibitors (2017: 1,289) and welcomed 70,202 visitors (2017: 61,612), a 13.9 percent increase compared to 2017.
Due to successful outcomes in previous editions, quite a number of exhibitors expanded their booth size this year, leading to an 8.6% increase in the fair’s scale to 116,000 sqm.
A drive by the central government to reduce pollution by accelerating the shift from coal to electricity and natural gas during the winter heating season has boosted market growth of greener heating solutions in China.
Reflecting this development, the show employed two additional halls this year to showcase energy-saving boilers, low-nitrogen boilers and related products, a move that was widely welcomed by exhibitors in these halls and buyers sourcing such products.
In addition to the extensive number of companies offering innovative eco-friendly HVAC solutions, the 2018 edition introduced brand new zones to satisfy local buyers’ appetite for cutting-edge technologies from around the world.
Making its debut appearance this year, the Overseas Area in hall E1 gathered renowned global companies from the UK, France, Germany and Italy to present a comprehensive array of exhibits.
A Water Pump Zone was also launched this edition to accommodate the growing demand from this sector of the industry. And an enlarged Italian Pavilion in hall W2 also impressed visitors with an in-depth showcase of the country’s expertise in the HVAC industry, with the number of companies from Italy increasing by over 60%.
Key figures at a glance
- Visitors: 70,202 (2017: 61,612) – 13.9 percent increase
- Exhibitors: 1,300 (2017: 1,289) – 0.8 percent increase
- Exhibition area: 116,000 sqm (2017: 106,800 sqm) – 8.6 percent increase