in Vol. 17 - March Issue - Year 2016
Better Business Begins with a Better Show in SFCHINA2016 Guangzhou!

In the Spotlight

Sinostar-ITE International Ltd. (Sinostar-ITE) is a Hong Kong-based company specialized in organizing industrial exhibitions, publishing bilingual (Chinese & English) trade magazines and offering direct marketing services to a clientele worldwide. Sinostar-ITE has been organizing the "Surface Finishing" & "Coatings" series of exhibition since 1983. From 1996 onwards, the exhibition was divided into SFCHINA and CHINACOAT. Now, the two exhibitions alternate annually between the venues in Guangzhou and Shanghai, P.R. China. Sinostar-ITE is also the publisher of "Surface Finishing Journal (SFJ)" and "China Coatings Journal (CCJ)" - the only official publications for the SFCHINA and CHINACOAT series of exhibitions.

Since its launch in 1983, SFCHINA has now grown to become the most important Finishing show in this part of the world! Its 29th edition will be held on Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2016 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex), Guangzhou, P. R. China, with a total gross exhibit area over 14,000 sqm.

Cover the entire finishing supply chain

SFCHINA is a comprehensive showcase of the entire supply chain of finishing products and technologies. The show comprises two exhibit zones, covering from substrate pretreatment, mechanical and chemical finishing processes, coating applications (include paints and powder coating), electroplating & electrophoretic processes and equipment, testing equipment, environmental protection to recycling technologies, etc:

• Zone 7 (Hall 12.2): Coating Applications & Products
• Zone 8 (Hall 12.2 & 13.2): Electroplating & Finishing Technology

Last 2015 Shanghai show finished with steady results

SFCHINA2015 Shanghai, which was finished in last Nov, continued to demonstrate steady growth. The total number of exhibitors increased 4% over 2014:

• Gross exhibition area: 14,000 sqm
• 10,988 registered visitors, including 9,856 domestic and 1,132 overseas visitors
• 296 exhibitors from 18 countries/regions, including 64 new exhibitors
• 3,406 representatives from exhibitors attended the show
• 723 visitors joined a total of 19 sessions of technical programmes

The industry players' gateway to gain market share

SFCHINA is a cost-effective way to reach China and the Asia Pacific region. Asia Pacific is expected to witness swift market growth due to increased levels of income and education, increasing urbanization and infrastructural development, rise in manufacturing activities, etc. The recent Chinese industrial policy encourages the development of high-tech manufacturing, environmental protection and energy saving. Its downstream industries such as automotive, transportation, construction, machinery, household appliances, shipbuilding and aerospace have been developing towards the direction and providing the path forward for the finishing industry. It is advantageous for enterprises to gain more presence there through exhibitions.

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has great strategic importance for business development

The PRD region is the world's leading manufacturing and export base. The key cities in this region have developed their own specialized industries and manufacturing clusters, such as household electrical appliances, electronic communications, furniture, lighting, watches, bicycles, etc. Moreover, the PRD region has become the world's largest urban area in both size and population. Urban expansion will bring increased demand for finishing products and technologies that will contribute to the sustainable growth of the industry.

As in the past, CHINACOAT2016 (the 21st China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks and Adhesives) will be held concurrently with SFCHINA2016 with over 67,000 sqm of gross exhibit space. The simultaneous holding of SFCHINA and CHINACOAT is welcomed by visitors as they are able to view a wider range of exhibits.

For Information:
Sinostar-ITE International Ltd.
SFCHINA Exhibition Ltd.
2101-2, 21/F., Jubilee Centre
42-46 Gloucester Road
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel. +852.2865.0062
Fax +852.2804.2256
E-mail: info@sinostar-intl.com.hk