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wire & Tube China 2016 hosted a record-breaking number of 42,199 trade visitors
 
As one of the Asia's most influential international trade platforms for wire, cable, tube and pipe industries, wire & Tube China successfully concluded in Shanghai New International Expo Center on September 29, 2016, facing transformations and changes together with the industry as a whole and showcasing the cutting-edge products, technologies and solutions from a new perspective.

Bolstered by the trade fair's strong appeal and support from various organizations, wire and Tube China 2016 hosted a record-breaking number of 42,199 trade visitors from 94 countries and regions, an increase of 10.9% over the previous edition. The top 10 source countries and regions of overseas visitors include South Korea, India, China Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, Iran, Thailand, US, Indonesia and Vietnam.
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By virtue of the newly upgraded Fasteners Shanghai Special Zone and two novel outdoor pavilions, the total exhibition area reached an unprecedented 97,000 square meters to accommodate 1,645 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions. In addition, many international pavilions from Germany, Italy, North America, Australia, France, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan provided increasing international participation enabling visitors to discover cutting-edge products from around the world without going abroad. The achievements from transformations by Chinese enterprises also made their stunning debut, as many domestic-produced equipment and technologies with independent intellectual property rights and brand influence became another highlight for overseas buyers.

Exhibitors and visitors meet face to face, sparking business opportunities and cooperation

This year, wire & Tube China 2016 has made great progress in every aspect, reaffirming its leading position in Asia's wire and tube industry. Both exhibitors and visitors were greatly satisfied to achieve their business goals at the show.
 
Mr. Xia Jianjie, Head of Sheet Metal Division of Han*S Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd said:“During the exhibition, we have met many professional buyers seeking for precision pipe cutting technologies, providing convenience for Han*S Laser to obtain bigger market shares. I am satisfied with the exhibition and it brings us good results. I hope more friends from both upstream and downstream pipe industries will participate in the exhibition."
 
The exhibition has also been greatly rewarding to the buyers. Mr. Ander Garcia-Arino, purchase coordinator of VINCO from Spain, expressed:“I have attended wire &Tube China for many years. This is an excellent opportunity for us to secure new suppliers and better cooperation. During the 4-day show, I was acquainted with new suppliers from Europe and Mexica, which gives us the advantages for our global reach.”
 
President Mr. Alex Garcia from US ALYTA International Corporation said: “we are mainly engaged in production of carbon steel and stainless steel pipes. The exhibition is condensed, but I have successfully met with two Chinese suppliers via the wire & Tube China platform. I am satisfied with the results.”
 
In addition to overseas buyers achieving fruitful results, the domestic buyers also found suitable suppliers during the exhibition. 
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Tube & Pipe Industry Development Seminar
 

the debut of Tube & Pipe Industry Development Seminar 2016 received positive feedback from the visitors which, through enlightening lectures, launched discussions on how to direct the pipe enterprises to transform and update product structures and adapt to market demands, how to improve technologies to meet with higher customer requirements and how to develop cross-border e-commerce of steel pipes in China.

The Executive Secretary Mr. Dietger Schrörs from ITA, a supporting organization of the event, pointed out: “Although the global tube and pipe market is facing downward pressure, we and our member units are actively looking for ways to stay competitive in the existing market and face new challenges. I believe that in the next 2 years, the pipe industry will present new opportunities.”
 
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In closing, the next edition of wire & Tube China will be held from 26 to 29 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Center, looking forward to your participation. See you then!
 
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