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Industry experts impressed by wealth of advanced technologies at the European Pavilion

Complete fringe event programme provided insights into East and Central China’s HVAC market

The 2015 edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE – Shanghai International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning ended on a positive note with record-breaking attendance figures. Held from 23 – 25 September in Hall N4 of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), the fair welcomed 207 exhibitors and 15,726 professional visitors from around the world, 14.7% increase from the previous edition. Co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, Beijing B&D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, Shanghai Zhanye Exhibition Ltd, and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, the show continues to serve as an important sourcing platform for HVAC products and solutions developed specifically for Eastern and Central China.

ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2015 show figures at a glance:
Total number of visitors - 15,726 (+14.7% from 2014)
Local visitors - 14,958
Overseas visitors - 768
Number of represented countries and regions - 43
Top 10 visiting countries and regions outside of China (in order of highest attendance) - Korea, India, Taiwan Region, USA, Indonesia, Italy, Thailand, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong China
Total number of exhibitors - 207
Local exhibitors - 166
Overseas exhibitors - 41
Number of exhibitor countries and regions represented - 12

This year is the second time the fair has been a part of the “Intelligent Green Building – IGB” exhibition platform, which was held alongside four other fairs: Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology, Shanghai International Lighting Fair, Building Solar China and Shanghai Smart Home Technology. Collectively, the five events, which spanned across four halls and occupied 40,000 sqm of exhibition space, brought together more than 700 exhibitors and approximately 50,000 visitors. The platform proved to be a one-stop source for energy-efficient and sustainable building technologies.

Commenting on the success of the show, Mr Richard Li, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, shared: “With increasing demands for individual heating solutions in Central and Eastern China, the market demand for HVAC technologies in these areas continues to grow. The industry’s future is promising and has drawn the attention of both internationally and locally renowned brands to exhibit at the fair. Given the HVAC needs in the region, I am confident that ISH Shanghai & CIHE will remain a great tool that helps participants reach key contacts and grow their businesses.”

Mr Li Hongbo, General Manager at Beijing B&D Exhibition Co Ltd, added: “Over the years, the informative concurrent events programme has always been one of the focal points of the show. The incorporation of high-level conferences and forums has positioned ISH Shanghai & CIHE as the preferred regional destination for HVAC and building technology-related professionals. They attend to network and promote knowledge exchange among the industry’s experts.”

Industry experts impressed by wealth of advanced technologies at the European Pavilion

European Pavilion and domestic exhibitors presented some of the most sophisticated and high-tech products as well as the latest solutions currently or soon-to-be available on the market. For exhibitors and visitors alike, the three-day event was an opportunity to meet decision-makers, learn about new solutions from competitors and close deals on-site. CLAGE GmBH, first-time exhibitor from Germany participated under its sole agent, German Pool, to tap the Chinese market. Mr Detlef Krause, International Sales Director at the company, expressed: “We displayed our storage water heaters, instant water heaters and a unique smart control system which can operate our instant electric water heaters via Apple’s iPad. Visitors were intrigued by our technology and were eager to learn more. We connected with a number of professional engineers, technicians, traders and dealers. ISH Shanghai & CIHE has helped us make business contacts and further expand our network. Our product has great potential in the Chinese market and I think our technology will definitely impact future bathroom and kitchen solutions.”

Zehnder (China) Indoor Climate Co Ltd, loyal exhibitor of the portfolio of ISH-branded events, is a leading manufacturer of radiators and indoor ventilation systems. It attended the exhibition to further promote its brand and products. Mr Deng Chen, Marketing Specialist the company, commented: “I am pleased to report that our exhibition results are very promising. The fair attracted large numbers of experts and professionals from Eastern and Central China, especially from design institutes, who are our target clients. Over the years, we have witnessed constant improvements in exhibitor quality. With growing demands for higher quality HVAC products, we are confident in the future of the market in Eastern and Central China.”

Shanghai BOTO Indoor Climate System Co Ltd, another loyal exhibitor, shared the same sentiment. Mr Liu Keming, General Manager at the company, expressed: “This year, we showcased our flagship Eurohouse indoor climate control system. Through connecting water boiler, radiator and floor heating pipelines, it can effectively and efficiently regulate heat to provide greater levels of comfort. Having participated in the fair since its first edition, we have witnessed its progress over the years and recognise the business potential within the region. For us, this is an annual event we cannot miss.”

Visitors were equally pleased as ISH Shanghai & CIHE 2015 offered them the chance to compare both local and overseas exhibitors. Visiting the fair for the first time was Mr Qi Ziping, General Manager at Heat Pump Unit Control Business Department of Jiangsu Jing Chuang Electric Co Ltd. He stated: “I chose to visit the fair for three reasons: first to learn new industry technologies, second to understand future market trends, and finally to seek business partners. I am happy to say that I have achieved all the aforementioned objectives. With the growing popularity the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing, I look forward to seeing these technologies in future HAVC products. I will definitely come back to the show next year.”

Complete fringe event programme provided insights into East and Central China’s HVAC market

The informative and comprehensive concurrent event programme was a focal point of the show. One of the featured events was the Shanghai International HVAC Forum. Co-organised by the Heat Pump Industry Committee of China Energy Conservation Association, International Copper Association, and the Shanghai Society of Refrigeration, the sector’s leading players from business and academia were invited to share their views on current industry developments and trends. Furthermore, other concurrent events included a seminar on Integrated Application of Capillary Cooling and Heating Technology, Floor Heating Installation Competition and product presentations.

First-time speaker and co-organiser of the Shanghai edition, Mr Song Zhongkui, Executive Deputy Secretary and General Senior Engineer at the China Energy Conservative Association, commented: “The Shanghai International HVAC Forum, which focused on air source heat pumps (ASHP), has proven to be great platform for industry specialists to gather and share innovative products and technologies. It is also a great place for attendees to seek out the latest industry trends and developments. The amount of people that gathered in the conference room proves the importance of this topic. Like the conference held in the Beijing fair, the organisation of the conference here in Shanghai is top-notch. I will continue to support the ISH fair conferences in the future.”

Control Solutions, Inc Conference attendee, Mr Zhou Guo Ping, President of Zhejiang Power Engineering Co Ltd, praised the wealth of information available at the fair. He said: “In addition to sourcing new and innovative products at the fair, I attended the forum to learn about industry trends and updated information on various government policies. The information obtained at the forum was extremely useful for my business and I will, without a doubt, come back again next year.”

ISH Shanghai & CIHE is part of Messe Frankfurt’s building and energy fairs. The next edition is scheduled to take place from 31 August – 2 September 2016. The show is headlined by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, Germany that is the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies. The mother event will run from 14 – 18 March 2017.

Additionally, the next edition of ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning is scheduled to occur again at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China from 30 May – 1 June 2016. For more information, please visit www.ishc-cihe.com or email infoatishc-cihe.com.

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