The 15th China International Tire Expo (CITEXPO) was once again a complete success with 400 exhibitors filling the 40,000-square metre exhibition space and 14,000 professional visitors from 120 countries, including 6,800 from abroad and 7,200 locally.
This year, The Tyreman was again invited by the organiser Reliable International Exhibitions Services Co, Ltd to visit the show that was staged at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
As always, CITEXPO is the most visited show in China by overseas traders. With more than 40 per cent of overseas visitors, CITEXPO is the only tyre and wheel trading show in China that is recognised internationally. This year, one could see a greater number of Southern American and African traders due to market trend. The Organising Committee also greeted a delegation from the Embassy of Nigeria on the second day of the show.
Exhibitors from the tyre industry were Linglong Group, Shandong Hawk International Rubber Industry Co, Ltd, Shandong Huasheng Rubber Co, Ltd, Jianxin Tyre (Fujian) Co, Ltd, Evergreen Tire and Taiwan based Nankang Rubber Tire Corp, Ltd, to name a few. There was only one exhibitor from Malaysia, Badak Enterprise Sdn Bhd, which sells and retreads solid tyres for forklifts. Among other exhibitors were some leading companies in the wheel industry such as Fullchamp Technologies Co, Ltd and Zhenjiang Yueling Co, Ltd.
“The result exceeded our expectation and goals; booths for next year are running out fast, both exhibitors and visitors are satisfied, truly a great success. Our goal is to create the best one-stop trading platform in the Asia-Pacific Region for the industry. By introducing exhibitors from new areas, we are connecting related industries and businesses that makes sourcing easier and more convenient,” said Overseas Marketing Manager Amy Wong of Reliable International Exhibitors Services.
The CITEXPO 2018 is set to take place from 20th to 22nd August at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.