Marintec China Attracts Record Exhibitors, 13-percent More Visitors
Marintec China 2013, organized by UBM Asia and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, drew not only a record number of exhibitors, but also 13-percent more visitors when it recently ran in early December.
Occupying six halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, more than1, 700 exhibiting companies met 57,886 visitors from 88 countries and regions.
“Caterpillar has been exhibiting in Marintec China for over 20 years. Marintec is excellent and is the largest maritime exhibition in Asia,” said Kody Chan, regional sales director of Caterpillar Marine Asia Pacific.
He added, “This year, Marintec China has grown both in size and quality. We met many existing and new customers, and we actually struck a few deals as well!”
Neil Gilliver, president, Merchant of Rolls-Royce said that it was his first time to attend Marintec, yet he already met with many existing clients, new and old friends.
He added, “It was a very successful show, and China is such an important market for Rolls-Royce Marine. Rolls-Royce will definitely to be exhibiting again for many years to come.”
With the theme of “Green Technology, Transformation, Breakthrough”, the Senior Maritime Forum ran in conjunction with the exhibition.
The Forum provided an in-depth discussion on the topics it had covered, which included Shipping and Ports, Shipbuilding, Ocean Engineering and Marine Finance.
The Forum attracted a lot of attendees who gained insightful information from renowned and high-level speakers from the Chinese government and Chinese companies, as well as from well-established overseas associations, companies and organizations.
Marintec China 2015 will be held Dec. 1-5 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.