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China SSL 2011 moves to Guangzhou, Aluminum China a success

Reed Exhibitions recently announced that the China International Exhibition and Forum on Solid State Lighting (China SSL), an industry event with strong support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, will this year relocate to Guangzhou. Reed has also noted that the seventh Aluminum China tradeshow, which opened at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) is growing in participants.

China SSL is the largest annual event in the country’s solid state lighting industry. The exhibition highlights developments in manufacturing equipment, raw materials, technology, products and applications in SSL. The concurrently held top-level forum has run for seven consecutive editions, attracting over 10,000 government officials, company executives and industry leaders. China SSL is a trade and outsourcing platform on which local and international companies conduct business with government authorities and buyers in rapidly growing industries like LED display and automotive lighting.

China SSL 2011 will span 20,000 square meters and feature nearly 20 technology and theme sessions. An estimated 2,000 industry leaders, experts and senior executives will descend on Guangzhou to make the most of this exceptional exchange and cooperation platform, alongside local and international industry peers.

Because Greater China is a popular venue for high-profile international events, the city of Guangzhou is an attractive draw for global buyers. The province of Guangdong is important to China’s lighting industry. It has the largest SSL industry and the most lighting companies. The Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, where China SSL 2011 will be held, offers world-class facilities, is well equipped and conveniently located in close proximity to a five-star hotel, conference center, exhibition site, performance center and property service. The event will take full advantage of these useful elements.

The forum will be held at the city’s Baiyun International Convention Center from November 8 to November 10, 2011.

Aluminum China moves toward top material sourcing platforms in Asia

On July 13, 2011, the seventh edition of Aluminum China, organized by Reed Exhibitions China, opened at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). A total of 420 exhibitors from all over the world took part in the three-day event.

This year’s Aluminum China was the number one event in Asia for the industry, attracting a record high attendance of 11,282 visitors from 83 countries and regions, a 25 percent jump from the previous edition. Of the visitors, 1,244 were international – 76 percent more than last year.

Alongside the complete aluminum industry supply chain, Aluminum China was collocated, for the first time ever, with Industrial Materials China: a parallel show featuring copper, magnesium, green processing methods and composites. This created numerous synergetic opportunities for industry professionals looking for diversified solutions to satisfy all their demands under one roof. The bold move to host two shows in one boosted Aluminum China‘s standing. It also signified a bold move by Reed Exhibitions China to create Asia’s leading materials sourcing platform.

“The beginning of the ’12th Five-Year Plan’ will drive the development of China’s materials industry,” said Chen Quanxun, president of the China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association. “Through this show, Reed Exhibitions China has delivered an invaluable platform on which international aluminum executives can exchange ideas and conduct business face-to-face. Aluminum China 2011 was the industry’s largest event ever to be held in Asia. As such, it is crucial to the sustainable development of materials manufacturing in China and across Asia.”

In addition to exhibition booths and numerous networking opportunities, the concurrently held technical seminars, forums and wide array of themed activities were another key aspect of the exhibition. They represented ideal opportunities for visitors to learn about the latest developments and technical advances across various segments. The second edition of the SAE Asia Congress also highlighted new changes in materials solutions for light-weight and new-energy automotives. It featured the overwhelmingly positive trends in emerging application segments of non-ferrous materials.

“With the successful integration of other non-ferrous metals into the Aluminum China portfolio, we are excellently positioned to give industry professionals the ultimate platform on which to trade, learn and network,” said Edwin Tan, vice president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China. “This event is an all-in-one solution for them to find out about emerging solutions and discover new ideas. We’re not satisfied with Aluminum China merely being the largest trade event of its kind in Asia; we also want to continue to develop the show by exploring new segments with great potential. This progressive attitude will be key in helping us stay on top of the materials manufacturing business.”

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