Exhibitors, both regular and new, are signing up for Airshow China 2018 in a bid to take a slice in the flourishing Chinese market, according to the sales team of Airshow China 2018, who just wrapped up a promotion campaign at the 52th Paris airshow from June 18 to 25. The team, led by Li Dongpeng, party secretary of Zhuhai Exhibition and Convention Group-the parent company of Zhuhai Airshow Co., Ltd., also advertised Zhuhai Aviation Industry Park, a powerhouse of China’s general aviation industry and home for a dozen of general aircraft manufacturers at home and abroad.
The Paris show, regarded as the largest trade show of its kind and the weather wave of the world’s aviation industry, attracted 2381 exhibitors from 47 countries this year, with 132 aircraft on display. In an effort to uplift Airshow China’s international influence, the sales team set up a well-designed exhibition booth at the Paris show to elaborate on highlights and opportunities emerged from China’s One Belt One Road Initiative. During the show days, Li Dongpeng and his entourage received Airshow China’s regular exhibitors and guests from traditional industry powers like the US, France, Germany, and Russia. Li also met with exhibitors from along the One Belt One Road countries, including Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Kuwait.
According to Li, Airshow China is set to face growing challenges in the aerospace trade show industry and develop itself to be one of the world’s best of its kind by refurbishing the show facilities and upgrading the level of professionalization, internationalization and show services. In addition to a strong presence of the sponsors and co-sponsors, Airshow China 2018 will highlight clusters of passenger airliner & supply chain, aero engine, MRO, business aviation, UAV, and the civilian-military integration.
Airshow China 2018 promotion campaign at the Paris show turned out to be very fruitful, with regular exhibitors including Boeing and Airbus having made commitment in writing or oral form for more than 2000 sqm in net space. A new breakthrough was that Airshow China 2018 received more inquiries from the One Belt One Road countries, with Iranian Aviation and Space Industries Association having signed up for the show. Other exhibitors from the One Belt One Way countries also expressed intention to attend, including those from Turkey, Australia, and Malaysia.
On sidelines of the show, the show team also discussed with the chief representative of CCPIT Office in France on organizing Chinese aerospace industries to overseas events. It also visited industry organizations representing the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Romania, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, and talked with the Dubai and Australian air show organizers on business cooperation.