Widely recognised by Chinese and foreign industries and an UFI member, BICES is one of the most influential exhibition of the construction equipment industry.
The year of 2010 witnessed a startling boom in the Chinese off-highway market. “Our construction machinery sales in 2010 exceeded RMB 400 billion, a rise of 20 per cent on the previous year.” recounts Qi Jun, Chairman, China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA). China will reach sales revenues of RMB 900 billion in construction machinery by 2015. The expected sales revenue this year will be RMB 400 billion. From 2011 to 2015, the market demand for construction equipment will rise by 17 per cent annually.
The increase in construction equipment imports is remarkable. According to recent figures from the Chinese Custom Bureau, the total volume of foreign trade in 2010 amounts to $16,840 million, a 47.9 per cent rise over 2009. Imports reached $7,530 million, a rise of 66.6 per cent, with the import of whole machines accounting for 61.5 per cent, and components for 38.5 per cent. Notably, the 2011 import value of components reached $2,900 million, a sharp rise of 80.3 per cent over 2009, which shows China’s great demands for foreign components.
International trade shows held in China have always been a prestigious gateway to access the Chinese market. BICES 2011 - the 11th Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition and Seminar - will be one such event. BICES 2011 will be held from Oct 18 to 21, 2011, at Beijing Jiuhua International Exhibition Centre. It is expected to attract 1,200 exhibitors, 80,000 visitors in a show area of 180,000 sq m.
Driving the economy
Su Zimeng, Secretary General, CCMA predicts, “The best achievements of the industry over the past decade will be fully demonstrated on BICES 2011. More exhibitor groups and visitor groups organised by local governments can be expected. The latest products in the fields of key components and super-heavy equipment will also be shown in Beijing. To build a real international exhibition, our team is working to increase the participation of nationwide agents, to facilitate the business needs of international exhibitors.”
“There are two development goals for the next five years. One is to upgrade openness to drive the industry onto the tracks of globalisation, which will definitely lead to more factories opening in China on the basis of foreign investment. The other is to improve the investment environment by implementing technology standards and industry regulations, and to stimulate technology advancement and protect innovations.”
Glorious track record
BICES has been a leading exhibition in the industry for 21 years, with the proud record of being the longest running exhibition in the China construction machinery industry.
“As the leading organiser, we keep improving year by year,” boasts Qi Jun. “Combined with ConExpo China in 2009 was a milestone in BICES history. The exhibition area jumped to 150,000 sq m, a rise of 40 per cent over 2007. The number of exhibitors and visitors last year experienced dramatic rises of 30 per cent and 14 per cent respectively.”
“We expect to accept 1,200 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors in 70 countries from all parts of the industry at the next BICES, and we already signed an agreement for 200,000 sq m of floor space at the Jiuhua International Exhibition Center in Beijing this year.”
The organisers have not only focused on increasing the proportion of senior executives and real buyers in the visitor total but are also concentrating more on visitor diversity. The CCMA cooperates closely with over 40 critical government departments, industry associations, trade associations and state-owned business groups to help promote BICES to visitors in different types of construction.
IVEX - the China (Beijing) International Commercial Vehicles Exposition will be co-organised alongwith BICES. This is an event particularly for trucks and special vehicles launched by BICES Organisers and CMIF (China Machinery Industry Federation).
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Meet business contacts: Senior managements from Railway Engineering Corp, SinoHydro Corp, Road Building Association, Association of Petroleum Engineering Construction, Electric Power Construction Association and more.
Major exhibitors in China: XCMG, Liugong, Zoomlion, Sany, LonKing and others will come with their latest products and technologies.
Low Carbon theme: BICES’s theme ‘Shift to China, Lift the Green World’ ensures more green and high-tech products.
Tailor-made services and trained staff: Inviting appointed visitors, on-site conferences and activities, advice, IP affairs consultancy and more.