Held Apr. 12 at the Guangdong Modern International Exhibition Center (GMIEC) in Houjie, Dongguan, China, SinoCorrugated South and SinoFoldingCarton 2014, the world’s leading exhibition for corrugated packaging manufacturing, was the largest combined event positioning the show as the most important converting industry exhibition in Asia-Pacific.
This year’s event achieved the highest ever calculated number of visitors and deals conducted onsite. A total of 29,114 trade visitors and over 600 well-known equipment suppliers participated, all concluding with high rates of satisfaction. A number of new trade and partnership agreements were forged during the show while a hefty amount of international and local suppliers debuted new products onsite.
Covering a total area of nearly 60,000 square meters, up 30 percent from 2013, SinoCorrugated South and SinoFoldingCarton this year were held concurrently. Compared to last year and exceeding show expectations, the record number of visitors was up 39.6 percent with 29,114 visitors.
“SinoCorrugated South 2014 has been a great success and we’ve seen many new innovations here. The scale of the event, number of exhibitors and quality of exhibits are all much improved from the last edition,” said Chen Jianzhen, secretary general, Guangzhou Printing and Packaging Association.
Onsite activities based on a program of diverse, hot topics and industry trends engaged participants at Reed Exhibitions’ China Corrugated Industry Training Week. Highly rated activities at the show, drawing in thousands, allowed visitors to explore an innovative new world of original paper carton creations by Shanghai Cooperator Media Advertisement. There were also a number of display zones, including the Creative Corrugated Interactive Zone; Photo Expos: “Images of the Corrugated Era” and “Images of the Folding Carton Era”; Boxman’s Shop; and the Chinese Packaging Techniques and Culture Museum.
Over the years, the corrugated trade fairs organized by Reed Exhibitions have earned strong reputations for their scale, influence and quality of participants. This year’s event was supported by 100-plus industry associations, of which more than 50 organized sizable delegations to visit. The shows were also strongly supported by trade associations from within China and across Asia.
The International Corrugated Case Association (ICCA) predicts that in the next few years, the corrugated packaging industry in various world regions will develop at different rates, with the Chinese market in Asia said to be the most promising. From 2013 to 2016, China’s corrugated packaging industry will see an average growth of around 7 percent and will be the leading corrugated packaging market worldwide.
SinoCorrugated 2015 will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in April 2015. The exhibition area will expand to 67,000 square meters. Around 32,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, for which 80 percent of exhibition space has already been sold. SinoCorrugated 2015 will maintain its leading position in the industry and continue to attract high levels of international participation.