For the past three decades, Marintec China has been devoted to the development and growth of the Chinese maritime industry. Over these years Marintec China has become the definitive maritime trade show for the target market – China – assuming a leading global position and presenting itself to the rest of the world.
At Marintec China 2009, 42,689 visitors from 87 countries and regions greeted 1483 exhibiting companies. This represents a 20 per cent increase in the number of visitors compared to the previous year. This growing popularity makes Marintec China 2011 the ideal venue, providing interactive opportunities to all the attendees, while encouraging face-to-face discussions, ideas exchange and so forth. Global recovery
The setback of world’s economy in 2008 and 2009 took its toll on the maritime industry. However, an upward trend has emerged from the first quarter figures of 2010. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), PRC, the two major indexes (capacity and new ship orders) of China recorded steady growth for the first quarter of 2010. The total capacity reached 14.57 million DWT, a substantial increase of 128 per cent and accounting for a worldwide share of 41.4 per cent. What’s more, China’s new ship-order tonnage recorded 8.26 million DWT, an impressive 10.5 times larger than figures from the same period in 2009. This accounts for 47.8 per cent of the world’s market share. Although all those figures are just a part of the whole picture, China is showing its strong adaptability when it comes to tackling changes in difficult times. Senior officials, Mr. Zhang Xiangmu, director of Equipment Industry Department, MIIT, PRC and Mr. Wei Jiafu, chairperson of China Shipowners Association and president of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), both highlighted the importance of industrial innovation for the Chinese maritime industry. It is a trend that is necessary for continuity and healthy development of the industry. Communications and ideas exchanges are key elements of innovation. While everyone is keen to search for new ideas and information in high-potency markets, Marintec China can undoubtedly provide them with the ideal platform, serving this purpose in the right venue at the right time while providing business opportunities to the right people.Marintec China 2011
Marintec China is marching into a new era. With tremendous support from the related ministries of the Chinese government, as well as recognition and reputation gained from all over the world, Marintec China has built up its individuality in the industry.
Apart from acting as the industry platform for exchange of news and the establishment of new business opportunities, Marintec China also forms a strong connection force to link the whole industry together. According to the recently approved ‘The 12th Five-Year Plan’, Ocean Engineering and Equipment has been highlighted as one of the targeted developments by the Chinese government for the next five years. This will definitely speed up the development of its related industries. Marintec China will undoubtedly be the proper hub for the industry. From east to west, from the south to north, Marintec China has turned it into a truly international maritime event.
The German pavilion organiser, which has participated in Marintec China for more than 30 years, has been the largest international pavilion for years. “From the beginning of Marintec China more than 30 years ago, Germany has always presented the largest national group at this leading Asian shipbuilding event,” said Mr Hauke Schlegel, managing director, VDMA, Marine and Offshore Equipment Industries. “This year, over 100 exhibitors are participating within the impressive German Pavilion, one of the traditional ‘landmarks’ of Marintec China. This strong participation demonstrates how important Marintec China is for the German industry as a business platform in the Asian maritime markets,” continued Hauke. The German Pavilion is promising to demonstrate its well-known technical know-how to the international maritime experts at Marintec China in order to present their leading market position.
Positioned as one of Asia’s most influential and important maritime conferences, the Senior Maritime Forum will be held concurrently with Marintec China 2011. ‘Green Agenda, Innovation and Development’ is going to be the theme this year. Innovating and developing with sustainability of greener products and services will definitely be the direction of the whole industry, and discussions are going to be more practical and competitive. Speakers and senior government officials attending the conference are all key representatives of the industry. The Forum will once again provide the
best interactive platform for renowned speakers and attendees, to communicate with and inspire each other. Forum speakers can motivate attendees with the latest industry information and market insights.
Marintec China has long been an effective trading platform, creating community accordance, corporate partnership and better lines of communication within the maritime industry. The event has achieved its 30th anniversary staging Marintec 2009, and received worldwide recognition and praise, and the 2011 event promises to be bigger and better than ever!
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