CHINAPLAS 2009 witnesses 70,000 visitors joining hands with industry to combat economic crisis

Despite the global economic crisis, swine flu outbreak and the rainy weather in Guangzhou throughout the show period, CHINAPLAS 2009 (The 23rd International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries), held from May 18-21, 2009 at China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, PR China, was well attended by 11 country / regional pavilions, 1,840 exhibitors and about 70,000 buyers from all around the world. The strong participation of both exhibitors and buyers demonstrated not only the promising outlook for China's plastics and rubber industries, but also the continuing growth of the China's economy. Mr Liao Zhengpin of China Plastics Processing Industry Association (CPPIA), Co-organizer of CHINAPLAS, highly recognized CHINAPLAS 2009 as a global platform for the industry to discuss international business and to exchange technology. At the same time, it also offered plastics enterprises a high quality stage to build up their famous brands, promote their technology, create innovative solutions and to take part in the competition in the international market. Occupying an exhibition area of 140,000sqm, CHINAPLAS 2009 showcased new products and solutions as well as over 1,800 sets of machines presented by 11 country / regional pavilions from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, PR China, Taiwan Province, UK and USA, and 1,840 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions. According to Mr. Stanley Chu of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd, Organizer of CHINAPLAS, despite the economical downturn and other related factors, the show's scale increased by 30% than the area of CHINAPLAS 2007 held in Guangzhou due to strong support from trade associations and promotion efforts by the working teams. CHINAPLAS 2009 saw nearly 80 overseas and Chinese buyer groups from the sectors of automotive, electronics and electrical appliances, packaging, building and construction, agricultural film, toy, molding, food, etc. As Asia's No.1 and the world's No.3 plastics and rubber show, CHINAPLAS 2009's mega show scale together with its well mixture of international and domestic exhibits have captured the attention of 11,340 overseas buyers, accounting for 16.4% of total visitors. Among them, 64.6% came from Asia, 9% and 8% came from Middle East and Europe respectively and the remaining were from American, Africa and Oceania. As for visitors from Mainland China, the 4-trilion-yuan stimulus plan, industry rejuvenation plans together with the value-added tax (VAT) reform have triggered local enterprises' strong demand for raw materials as well as machines. With rewarding result gained from CHINAPLAS 2009, over 80% of CHINAPLAS 2009 exhibitors have already confirmed / reserved their participation in CHINAPLAS 2010. CHINAPLAS 2010, the 24th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, will rotate back to Shanghai, PR China and will be held at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) from April 19-22, 2010.
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