SF EXPO — The most professional and highly recognized surface finishing industry pageant came to a satisfactory ending on May 13th at Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center. The 3-day exhibition attracted 13,749 visitors and 289 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions. The number of visitors renews the record again. Although SF EXPO 2015 comes to a successful ending, the negotiation and cooperation between visitors and exhibitors has just started.
Remarkable increase of overseas visitors
The total number of visitors grows remarkably and increases 15.7% compared to last year, among which domestic visitors are 12,352 with 14.2% increase. Because the exhibition venue is Guangzhou, most visitors are from south China, followed by East China, Central China, South-west China and North China.
As SF EXPO pays more attention to overseas marketing, the number of overseas visitors is 19.7% more than last year and reaches 1397, taking up 10.2% of the total number. The overseas visitors come from 38 countries and regions and mainly from India, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Australia, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan Region and Honkong Region.
As SF EXPO 2015 gains great success, Mr.Zhang Zhi, the general manager of the organizer, Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co.,Ltd said ‘We have gained widely recognition home and abroad, especially when the number of overseas visitors grows obviously, industry experts regard SF EXPO as an ideal platform for purchasing and collecting latest market information. Exhibitors from China, Asian and Europe and other parts of the world will provide many choices for the buyers.’ Mr.Zhang Zhi added ‘The downstream industry such as automotive, household appliance, hardware, material, etc industry flourishes and becomes the key element for SF EXPO continuous development.’
Gathering of Top-ranking suppliers around the globe
SF EXPO is a perfect platform to showcase latest innovative products, as well as to learn and introduce new technology. The president of international Branch of National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF), Mr.Steven Burling described ‘The role of Conferences/Exhibitions in allowing “Face to Face” discussion should be never be over looked. SF Expo provides a vibrant atmosphere that enables interaction amongst peer groups in order to discuss current technologies, technology updates as well as market trends. Vital for a “forward thinking” plating industry’.
The non-cyanide copper plating, environmental protection plastic electroplating technology and sustainable anti-corrosion environment harmless plating technology showcased by ATOTECH and the bright nickel plating SNH-5 and high corrosion resistance of chemical nickel plating KTY-S3 showcased by UYEMURA attracted much attention.
Professional buyers of highest quality
SF EXPO brings numerous professional buyers for exhibitors. As the investigation conducted by the organizer shows, 57% interviewees are management, among which 23.7% are general managers, plant managers or chief engineers. Mr. Xingang Wu, the Marketing manager of the detecting instruments supplier, FISCHER INSTRUMENTATION LTD said that the SF EXPO is very good and enables us to meet a lot of customers and make interesting communications. SF EXPO, a top exhibition in surface finishing industry, provides us with a high-end and continuous promotion platform. It is believed that SF EXPO will expand rapidly in the near future.
Valuable networking in concurrent events
In order to improve global communication and sustainable development for surface finishing industry, the organizing committee holds The 3rd International Summit on Surface Finishing Industry Development and 2015 Automotive Surface Anti-corrosion Technology Seminar and other industry related conferences during SF EXPO and invites key representatives in surface industry associations from China, America, Germany, Japan, Korea and India, the officials of environmental protection department., and principals in automotive, household appliance and hardware key enterprises to discuss the surface finishing industry new trend and attracts many visitors’ participation.
Positive Comments from the Visitors
SF EXPO is so professional and international that leave visitors deep impression. According to the investigation, 83% interviewees deem that the exhibitors are of very high quality. Mr.Guoliang Fan, the R&D Engineer of Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd complimented that ‘SF EXPO is a must-attend professional exhibition for our company. It is no longer just a show for Chinese market, but an important international event in surface treatment industry. The target buyers for overseas exhibitors are no longer from mainland China, but the whole Asian market.’
By contrast, the main purpose of domestic enterprise is looking for new products and technology. Ms.Zhao who is in charge of spraying technique in Midea Group analyzed ‘Chinese enterprises are keen on upgrading technology in order to compete with foreign-funded enterprise. As an international household appliance manufacturer, what Midea Group need is to find high efficient environment and protection and value-added spraying equipments.’
SF EXPO 2016 will move to Chongqing. It is believed that a new high-end platform for surface finishing industry is going to be built. A pageant with the core of south-west market is worth being anticipated!