Rapid News Communications Group (RNCG) and VNU Exhibitions Asia will debut TCT + Personalize Asia, taking place March 12–14, 2015 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing.
Over the last 20 years RNCG has helped define the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry for European and U.S. audiences with the TCT + Personalize portfolio. RNCG was the first company to publish a commercial offering, TCT Magazine, on the subject back in 1992, and one of the first to produce an event dedicated to the technologies in 1995.
In partnership with VNU Exhibitions, the TCT + Personalize brand will make its Shanghai debut in March 2015. The launch edition of this exciting event will build on the highly successful TCT Show + Personalize format in the UK and is set to become the definitive additive manufacturing, 3D printing and product development technology show in Asia.
Duncan Wood, chief operating officer of RNCG stated “We are excited to build on the success of TCT Show + Personalize in the UK, and with a strong exhibitor line up and equally inspiring conference program taking shape for Shanghai we are looking forward to next March in anticipation of a very successful extension of our trusted brand. There has been a proliferation of 3D Printing events across the globe in the last 12 months, and we know it is becoming harder for potential visitors to analyze which events are the best to attend. With TCT + Personalize Asia prospective exhibitors and visitors have the security of our 20 years in the sector along with a proven track record of delivering highly successful events, add to this VNU’s in-country expertise and you have a highly credible team in place to deliver the foremost event in Asia for 3D Printing.
Confirmed exhibitors include Arcam AB, AURORA, Arkema, Bright Laser Technology, EnvisionTec, EOS, ESUN, HLH Prototype, Materialize NV, TIERTIME, Renishaw, Seal Laser Prototype, SLM Solutions and Sunruy Tech.
Daben Mao, managing director, VNU Exhibitions Asia stated: “With over 20 years’ experience in China, VNU Exhibitions Asia has established a range of world-class show brands in China together with its international partners. With our solid partnership with Chinese government organizations, associations, institutes, academy, media etc. covering a wide range of application areas, as well as Rapid News Communications Group’s 21 years’ industry insights, we believe TCT Asia will present itself as the only dedicated and professional 3D printing exhibition and conference in China, bringing great value to both exhibitors and professional users.”
Further exhibitor and speaker confirmations are expected in the coming weeks and will be enhanced by a conference program drawn from across Asia and the Western world. Highlights from the schedule include keynote addresses from Fried Vancraen of Materialise, Guo Ge of TIERTIME, Conor MacCormack of Mcor Technologies and Legacy Effects’ Jason Lopes. They will be joined by two full days of speakers from the medical, industrial, automotive, aerospace and creative sectors.