SIAF Guangzhou Commemorates Its 10th Edition with Huge Increase in Visitors

March 19, 2019

SIAF concluded its 10th edition March 12 to overwhelmingly positive approval. The show was once again held concurrently with Asiamold – Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition to provide a one-stop sourcing platform for industrial automation and the mould, die casting and additive manufacturing markets in South China. T

he two fairs spanned three days and attracted 988 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions (2018: 896, 20 countries and regions). Additionally, a total of 252 delegations added to record visitor figures of 98,776 – which grew by 37 percent from last year – from 45 countries and regions.

These indicators have again proven the fairs as the indispensable avenue for key industry players to network and take advantage of numerous business opportunities.

SIAF continues to receive industry recognition by providing an impressive mix of the newest industrial automation solutions. Industry players are increasingly looking to facilitate machine-to-machine communication through software tools to reduce labour input and human errors.

To keep abreast of these market developments, the 2019 edition introduced a new exhibition theme, Industrial Internet. Wide-ranging systems solutions such as industrial software, industrial communication, industrial cloud platforms and cybersecurity technologies were presented to help manufacturers connect and synchronise multiple devices and machines seamlessly. Visitors were impressed by these expanded sourcing options, as well as the diversity of other products and technologies on display.

Besides an exciting collection of the latest products, SIAF also compiled high-calibre forums for exchanging market intelligence and future industry developments which featured influential expert speakers from China and abroad. Engaging talks and discussions were held to stimulate an exchange of ideas, including a debut seminar organised by Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association (NECA) from Japan which was one of the most noteworthy events. The presentation, 5 ZERO Manufacturing--Future Vision of Manufacturing, shared technologies to break down the goals of intelligent manufacturing into actionable steps.

“SIAF is one of the most influential trade fairs for the automation industry in South China and we have exhibited here for 10 years, so we’ve basically grown together with the show,” said Gang Zhao, Industry Manager for Automobile, Beckhoff Automation (Shanghai) Co Ltd, Germany. 

He added, “The fair enables us to promote our brand image, enhance our publicity and successfully seek new potential clients at one location. Since SIAF is the first major exhibition for the industry after Chinese New Year, plenty of industry peers come here to learn about the industry’s key trends. It is very suitable for us to showcase our latest products and technologies to our target customers.”


SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH. Associate sponsors include the Guangdong Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Association of Automation, the Guangzhou Instrument and Control Society while the China Light Industry Machinery Association is also a show supporter.

The next edition of SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou will take place from 26 – 28 February 2020. For more information about the show, please visitwww.spsinchina.com, or email sps@china.messefrankfurt.com.

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