A record-breaking of 41,238 visitors highlight the conclusion of ISH China & CIHE 2014

Exhibitors and visitors praised the wealth of business opportunities offered at the fair


Attendees commended the show’s 50 informative concurrent events

Regarded as Asia’s largest event for the HVAC, plumbing & sanitation industry, ISH China & CIHE – the China International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning concluded its 2014 edition with record-setting visitor attendance and exhibitor participation. The 2014 show was held from 13 – 15 May at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Center. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and B & D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, the fair attracted 999 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions. A total of six halls were utilised, covering 85,000 sqm of space, resulting in a 13.4 % and 6.3 % increase in both exhibitors and exhibition space respectively from 2013.

Visitor attendance totalled 41,238, an 11.8% increase from 2013, from 40 countries and regions. The top ten visiting countries and regions include Germany, Hong Kong China, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Taiwan and Turkey. During the three-day show, visitors were able to source items including boilers and wall-hung boilers, heat pumps, solar energy devices, radiators and fittings, heat exchangers, floor-heating, pipes, valves, ventilation systems, control systems, heat meters as well as energy-saving HVAC products.
Mr Richard Li, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt in China noted: “With factors such as higher energy conservation and greater efficiency dictating the goals of China’s HVAC and plumbing sectors, the Beijing show’s significance has never been greater. We are delighted to have gathered an astounding group of HVAC and plumbing experts and suppliers from around the world, particularly from Germany and Italy to showcase their environmental friendly and state-of-the-art products. Overall, I am pleased with the show’s results, and I believe its international footprint will continue to grow for the years to come.”

Mr Li Hongbo, General Manager, Beijing B & D Exhibition Co Ltd remarked: “I am more than pleased with the performance of the show’s 2014 edition. Not only did we record our best figures for exhibitors and visitors but they have also overwhelmingly expressed positive views regarding the organisation and professionalism of the show. Their participation has once again confirmed that ISH China & CIHE is one of the most comprehensive platforms for HVAC and plumbing solutions.”

Exhibitors and visitors praised the wealth of business opportunities offered at the fair
At the 2014 show, exhibitors expressed unanimous praise in the fair’s ability for bringing together both industry leaders and decision making buyers.

The increasing popularity of ISH China & CIHE had once again drawn the return of the Italian Pavilion with an even stronger line-up to display their specialised technology in HVAC, ventilation as well as plumbing sectors. Mr Antonio Laspina, Trade Commissioner for the Italian Trade Commission (ICE), which strongly supported the Italian Pavilion, noted: “ISH China & CIHE is a great platform for introducing new companies and products while increasing numbers of Italian companies will be involved in the Chinese market. Our organisation will continue to work and alert more Italian companies of the great potential in the technical part of the home, building and heating sectors in China.”

Vaillant Group, a loyal exhibitor from Germany specialising in heat technology shared similar sentiments. Mr Klaus Jesse, Director Marketing and Sales International for Vaillant Group expressed: “The fair serves as an annual meeting point for the industry in Asia and we wanted to utilise this opportunity to invite our dealers to the show and talk about the new products offered at the company. We foresee that China’s HVAC sector will flourish in the years to come. The show is without a doubt one of the most important shows in Asia. We will be back again next year.”

Another returning participant at the Beijing Show was Haier White Goods Group. Mr Zheng Zhi Gang, Engineering Director for the company commented: “This is the biggest HVAC show in China with a track record for attracting significant amounts of industry professionals to the show. During the three-day exhibition, we are pleased to have connected with clients from South China. The show not only allowed us to learn more about current HVAC trends but also get a better understanding of the South China markets.”

Leo Group attended the exhibition in order to expand its company brand and promote its collection of industrial pumps. Mr Dong Qian, Deputy Sales Director shared: “Our products are manufactured according to international specifications and we hope to use that as our selling point to attract local markets. During the course of the show, we managed to exchange over 100 name cards and are pleased to say that the show has aided in expanding our company brand within the Chinese market.”

Visitors were equally impressed with the participation of world-class brands. With such a wide range of HVAC and plumbing solutions on offer, attendees were given the chance to source products and technologies for all areas of their business.

Mr Edoardo Volpi, Export Manager for Zilio Industries said: “This is my second time at the show. My company manufactures parts for heat pumps and water boilers and I am here to look for business opportunities. Regarding the exhibition itself, I was very impressed with the scale as well as the companies enlisted in the show. The exhibitor diversity was very broad and is crucial for my business, I will without a doubt come back to the show next year.”

Second time visitor, Mr Liang Min Bo, Engineer, Jiangsu Sunrain Solar Energy Company Limited shared: “My company specialises in solar heating system and I came to the show to seek for new innovative products and obtain market intelligence. At the fair, I noticed that the solar heating industry is under transformation and has started to integrate its functions with heat pump as well as wall-hung boilers. The show has benefited my company by providing me new ideas for developing products to suite the market. This was definitely a fruitful trip.”

Attendees commended the show’s 50 informative concurrent events

Concurrent events have played a significant role in ISH China & CIHE. The sector’s leading players from business and academia were invited to share their views on current industry developments and future trends. In 2014, 50 events were held alongside the fair and categorised into four major themes, including technology exchange, idea innovation, match-making and technology display.
Mr Andreas Luecke, CEO, Federal Industrial Association of Germany House, Energy and Environmental Technology (BDH), co-organiser of the Congress, was one of the speakers at the Individual Heating Session. He said: “The Congress was a fantastic way for intellectual exchange as well as a great platform to obtain valuable insight to what is going on in China. There were large numbers of attendees during the presentations, proving that the seminars were beneficial to the visitors. The atmosphere in the conference room was very positive.”

Mr Fu Lin, Vice Professor, Tsinghua University Building Energy Conservation Center, speaker at the Sino European HVAC Congress – Central Heating Session stated: “The Congress is expanding every year and the increase in scale indicates that people are paying a closer attention to central heating solutions that are both energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable. I think the seminar topics are well-formulated, covering an array of HVAC related topics. The increasing number of attendees highlights the success of the congress.”

Attendee Mr Fei Lian Jun, Executive Director, Tianjian Thermal Power Co Ltd mentioned: “I have been attending the Congress for years and the event topics as well as quality keeps improving. Various speakers at the congress pointed out the key issues concerning air pollution and PMI problems in China and have provided corresponding solutions. They also addressed the connection between the Chinese and European situation. This Congress has summed up the future path of the industry.”

Mr Gao Feng, Senior Engineer, Chief Engineer’s Office, China Architecture Design & Research Group Architecture Design General Institute stated: “This is my first year at the show and I came specifically to the China International Building Water Supply and Drainage Forum to learn more about the building technology for rainwater harvesting and utilisation management. The forum was extremely beneficial as I got a chance to be in touch with the industry technology as well as policy developments.”

Following the success of last year’s LOHAS Cocktail, property developers and industry leading brands were invited again this year to discuss the needs of their respective projects. Mr Li Xian Zong, Sales Director, Guangzhou Mayer Corp Ltd Beijing Office expressed: “The cocktail helped to promote our products as we were able to approach developers and introduce our company as well as products. Additionally, we also befriended other guests. The event was very well executed and served as a professional networking platform for our company. We will include this event into our promotion plan next year.”

ISH China & CIHE is headed by the biennial ISH event in Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the Bathroom Experience, Building, Energy, Air-conditioning Technology and Renewable Energies, taking place from 10 – 14 March 2015. The next ISH China & CIHE will be held from 13 – 15 May 2015.

Furthermore, the next edition of ISH Shanghai & CIHE is scheduled to take place from 3 – 5 September 2014, concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology Fair, Building Solar China and Shanghai International Lighting Fair at the debut edition of the Shanghai International Expo Center. For more information, please visit www.ishc-cihe.com or email info@ishc-cihe.com.
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organisers with 543* million euros in sales and 2,026* employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised 114* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany
Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary numbers (2013)


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