Event preview China International Machine Tool & Tools Exhibition 2018

Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

Held every two years, the show is considered to be the third largest annual event of its kind, following the EMO and the IMTS event. This year, the trade fair is back with many innovative technologies.

The mega show claims to be host to around 1,300 exhibitors from 29 countries and boasts of 32 national pavilions.
The mega show claims to be host to around 1,300 exhibitors from 29 countries and boasts of 32 national pavilions.
(Source: CIMES)

The countdown to one of the largest machine tool events in the world has already begun! The 14th edition of the China International Machine Tool & Tools Exhibition (CIMES) is all set to take place from June 26–30, 2018 at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China. Organised by the China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH), China National Machinery Industry International Co. (SINOMACHINT) and the China National Machine Tool Corporation (CNMTC), the trade fair will be held in an area of 120,000 square meters.

The show will also showcase more than 2,300 main bodies of machine tools, about 10,000 measuring and cutting tools, various functional units of numerical control systems along with numerous innovations for automatic and intelligent factories in today’s ‘Industry 4.0’ scenario. The mega show claims to be host to around 1,300 exhibitors from 29 countries and boasts of 32 national pavilions. With an expected footfall of about 160,000, the organizers are keen to make this year’s event better than the previous editions.

Onsite programmes

The China International Machine Tool & Tools Exhibition will be organising a dedicated section called the ‘VIP Targeted Attendee Programme’ for the benefit of industry players. Here exhibitors and visitors can interact with each other and also discuss their purchase plans with the market leaders. Apart from trade, visitors can also access this space to gain expert technical advice on the latest technologies in the market. This segment further encourages enhancement of business opportunities.

With a wide range of exhibits, visitors can also stay updated on the latest industry happenings by attending live conferences and technical seminars at the show. Various stalwarts from the sector will be speaking at these sessions to educate and share their perspectives on the current industry.

Live demonstrations of the finals of the ‘Second National Cutter Application Technology Contest’ will also be held in W4 Hall. Another highlight of the expo will be the ‘dance of industrial automation’ where automation equipment, machine tools along with robots will jointly stage an act in the ‘Automatic robot’ exhibition space. In addition to this, the Blue Book on the development of the Chinese Machine Tool Industry (2018) jointly prepared by SINOMACH, SINOMACHINT, CNMTC, and the Institute of Mechanical Industry Information will also be officially released at the event.

International visitor programme

The show has also customised programmes for the interest of its international participants. Via this section, visitors will be given a tour of the exhibition halls through which they can gain access to information about the exhibitors and their respective products. It will also prove beneficial for them to create new trade contacts. First hand information about Chinese suppliers, factory visits as well as the potential to seek collaboration through joint ventures can all be explored by the international participants. CIMES 2018 is expecting visitors from India, Indonesia, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Turkey and Vietnam.

With the assistance of this show, the Chinese industry aims to change from a high-speed growth economy to a high-quality development economy. Right from tapping the pulse of the market to exploring and analyzing the development trend of the industry, CIMES has it all!

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