CeMAT ASIA is expected to break records
A record number of exhibitors - more than 700 - have already signed up for CeMAT ASIA, to be held from 23-26 October 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
Organisers are expecting more than 100,000 visitors at this year's event in a continuation of the steady increase in attendance over the past few years.
"This year for the first time, the amount of display space will exceed 70,000 sqm, with exhibits again covering the entire spectrum of intralogistics," says Krister Sandvoss, global director of industries & logistics at Deutsche Messe. "The focus is on complete logistics systems as well as innovative order picking and warehousing solutions.
"CeMAT ASIA is by far the biggest and most important trade fair for intralogistics and automation throughout Asia," he boasts.
Apart from the traditional exhibitor groups, major online providers such as JD, Cainiao and Suning will also be represented at CeMAT ASIA. Given the continued growth of online retailing, the significance and impact of these providers is on the rise as they continue to build their own logistics networks.
For the second time, APEX Asia will be staged parallel to CeMAT Asia. The trade fair is an offshoot of APEX, which takes place every two years in the Netherlands. On display will be lifting equipment, aerial work platforms and mobile hoists.
Also running concurrently with the fair is the International Rental Conference (IRC), with attendance of more than 600 from around the world, guaranteeing a further heavyweight group of potential renters and buyers at APEX Asia.
Making its debut in Shanghai this year, the new CeMAT ASIA display segment titled "Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA" will feature an energy topic of particular interest to industrial truck manufacturers. Some 40 companies from around the globe are expected to attend the premiere of the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA showcase.