Marintec China 2017 Will be Hosted in Shanghai in December 2017
Asia’s largest international maritime event, Marintec China, will be staged in Shanghai from 5-8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. This year is the 19th edition of Marintec China, which takes place every two years and has been breaking records even since.
Marintec China 2017 is taking place amidst a brightening outlook for the global shipbuilding industry. Recovery is expected in 2018, with newbuilding orders expected to continue to increase in 2019 and 2020.
Players in the maritime sector will no doubt be keen to be seen as riding the upward trend at Asia’s mega maritime event. To date, bookings have been made for 13 National/regional pavilions from mainland China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Taiwan Region, UK, and USA. Along with other individual companies from Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, France, Israel, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and UAE.
Over 60,000 visitors from around 116 countries/regions and more than 2,000 exhibitors are expected this year, following 2015’s spectacular participation.
What is attention worthy this year is that China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited will be participating as an exhibitor for the first time as a new larger entity formed from the merger in February 2016 of China Cosco Group and China Shipping Group.
Among first-time exhibitors will be CRRC Corporation and Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.
Senior Maritime Forum
To be held concurrently with the trade exhibition is the Senior Maritime Forum 2017, a main highlight at Marintec China. The theme of the Forum this year is: “Innovation, Smart Manufacturing, and Collaboration”.
The Forum, which will be attended by senior Chinese government officials and corporate leaders, will be organised in six sessions, namely:
- Maritime Technology Forum
- Keynote Address
- Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering
- Shipping and Ports
- Cruise Industry
- Financing the Maritime Industries.
Cruise shipbuilding will be launched as a new initiative at Marintec China 2017 as the cruise sector is currently the hottest topic in the shipbuilding industry because of its huge potential.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), in its 2017 cruise industry outlook says that the cruise business is booming. CLIA forecasts a record-setting 25.3 million people will board an ocean liner worldwide, which is a 4.5% increase from 2016. To cater to demand, from 2017 to 2026, the industry will produce 97 new cruise ships with investment spending of US$53 billion, more than twice the figure a decade ago.
The online pre-registration will be officially launched in 1 June until 31 October 2017. Visitors can pre-register online at www.marintecchina.com in order to receive admission badges prior to the show.
Marintec China is sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, PRC; the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government; and cosponsored by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation; the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation; the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry; and the Chinese Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers.
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SSNAOE, founded on 25 February 1951, currently has more than 5,000 individual members and 70 group members. The Society takes part in academic and technical exchanges, exhibitions, the promotion of science, and the editing and publication of papers and books on naval architecture and ocean engineering. SSNAOE has established friendly cooperation with 14 overseas maritime engineering societies.
Source: Marintec China 2017