MWCS 2018 in Shanghai enjoying strong demand for exhibition space

Shanghai/Hannover. In two months’ time, the gates will be opening on the Metalworking and CNC Machine Tool Show (MWCS) at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai. From 19 to 23 September, MWCS – East Asia’s leading trade show for the sheet metal industry – will present all the latest sheet metal working, metal forming and machine tool trends and technologies. The show’s organizers are very pleased with the number of exhibitor registrations to date: “The industry response has been very strong, and the MWCS show will occupy four exhibition halls for the first time in its history. What’s more, almost all of the available exhibition space is already booked,” said Andreas Luttmann, Global Director Metal Processing at Deutsche Messe (based in Hannover, Germany). “We are confident that MWCS will continue on its upward trajectory.” Over 500 companies from 20 countries are expected to exhibit at this year’s show, which is organized by Deutsche Messe subsidiary Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai. The fact that MWCS is co-staged with seven other industrial technology shows as part of the China International Industry Fair (CIIF) means additional synergy benefits for visitors and exhibitors.

With its population of around 14 million, Shanghai is China’s biggest city. This prime location makes the MWCS show an important gateway to one of the world’s biggest markets for machine tools and related technologies. “Industry professionals from around the world come to MWCS to gain insights into current developments in the Chinese metal processing industry. The show is also a prime platform for international providers wishing to showcase their latest industrial sheet metal working solutions,” Luttmann explained. Apart from China, the Top 10 exhibiting nations are Germany, Japan, Italy, the USA, Switzerland, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

MWCS attracts visitors from the machine tools, automotive, railway, shipbuilding, aerospace and metal working industries. It features all the latest metalworking and sheet metal working solutions, from machine tools, sheet metal working and sheet metal production plant to tools.  Laser-based metalworking systems is one of the fastest-growing display categories, attracting well-known companies such as BLM, Bodor Laser, Coherent, Han’s Laser, IPG, MAZAK, Messer, Mitsubishi, nLIGHT, Precitec, SPI and Trumpf.

The previous show in 2017 featured 478 exhibitors – including 25 percent from outside China – and occupied 29,500 square meters (about 317,500 sq. ft.) of net display space.

The other flagship shows running under the CIIF umbrella include the Industrial Automation Show (IAS), the Environmental Protection Technology & Equipment Show (EPTES), the Information & Communications Technology Show (ICTS), the Energy Show (ES), the New Energy Auto Show (NEAS), the Robotics Show (RS), the Scientific & Technological Innovation Show (STIS) and the New Material Industry Show (WMIS). Last year, the China International Industry Fair attracted 167,906 visitors from 83 countries.

Related shows in Asia and Eurasia

Deutsche Messe also organizes a number of other international trade fairs for the sheet metal and metalworking industries in Asia and Eurasia. These include the Metal+Tech international trade fair for the metalworking and sheet metal working industry in Foshan, China (27 to 30 November 2018); the Metal + Metallurgy China, international trade fair for foundry, furnaces and metallurgy in Shanghai, China (13 to 16 March 2019); the ANKIROS, ANNOFER and TURKCAST shows in Istanbul (25 to 27 October 2018), which together constitute Eurasia’s biggest metallurgy showcase; WIN EURASIA – Eurasia’s leading industrial technology show (Istanbul, 14 to 17  March 2019); and the two-yearly ALUEXPO,  international aluminum technology, machinery and products trade fair in Istanbul, which will next be held from 10 to 12 October 2019.

Deutsche Messe AG

As one of the world’s foremost organizers of capital goods trade fairs, Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany) stages a rich array of events at venues in Germany and around the globe. With 2017 revenue of 356 million euros, Deutsche Messe ranks among Germany’s top five tradeshow producers. The company’s portfolio features such world-class events as (in alphabetical order) CEBIT (digital business), CeMAT (intralogistics and supply chain management), didacta (education), DOMOTEX (carpets and other floor coverings), HANNOVER MESSE (industrial technology), INTERSCHUTZ (fire prevention, disaster relief, rescue, safety and security), LABVOLUTION (lab technology) and LIGNA (woodworking, wood processing, forestry). The company also regularly hosts a number of internationally renowned events by third parties, among which are AGRITECHNICA (agricultural machinery) and EuroTier (animal production), both of which are staged by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), EMO (machine tools; staged by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, VDW), EuroBLECH (sheet metal working; staged by MackBrooks) and IAA Commercial Vehicles (transport, logistics and mobility; staged by the German Association of the Automotive Industry, VDA). With more than 1,200 employees and a network of 58 sales partners, Deutsche Messe is present in more than100 countries.

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