ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning – had record-breaking attendance figures at the close of the recent 2015 event
In its fourth year, and co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, Shanghai Zhanye Exhibition Ltd, and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, the show serves as an important sourcing platform for HVAC products and solutions developed specifically for Eastern and Central China.
Running from 23-25 September at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the fair welcomed 207 exhibitors and 15,726 professional visitors from across the globe. This was an almost 15% growth in attendance to the fair from the 2014 edition with Korea, India, Taiwan Region, USA, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, Germany, Japan and Hong Kong making up the biggest number of representatives from outside mainland China.
Commenting on the success of the show, Mr Richard Li, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, noted: "With increasing demands for individual heating solutions in Central and Eastern China, the market demand for HVAC technologies in these areas continues to grow. The industry's future is promising and has drawn the attention of both internationally and locally renowned brands to exhibit at the fair. Given the HVAC needs in the region, I am confident that ISH Shanghai & CIHE will remain a great tool that helps participants reach key contacts and grow their businesses."
This year saw the second time that the fair was a part of the "Intelligent Green Building – IGB" exhibition platform, which was held alongside four other fairs: Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai International Lighting Fair, Building Solar China and Shanghai Smart Home Technology. Collectively, the five events, which spanned across four halls and occupied 40,000 sq-m of exhibition space, brought together more than 700 exhibitors and approximately 50,000 visitors. The platform proved to be a one-stop source for energy-efficient and sustainable building technologies.
A range of fringe events ran alongside the fair, with one of the featured events being the Shanghai International HVAC Forum. Co-organised by the Heat Pump Industry Committee of China Energy Conservation Association, International Copper Association, and the Shanghai Society of Refrigeration, the sector's leading players from business and academia were invited to share their views on current industry developments and trends.
The next edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE will be held in September, 2016