The 2011 edition of NEPCON South China, which came to a close on September 1, was a true record-breaker. Over three days, and 37,500sqm, the event welcomed 26,374 visitors from the electronics manufacturing trade. This figure represented a significant increase over last year. Among the attendees were 4,824 VIPs (17 percent more than in 2010) and 576 Diamond Club members (a 35-percent jump from the same period). Additionally, 1,232 buyers from high profile electronics firms took part in the show.
More than 1,000 pieces of electronics manufacturing equipment (including test and measurement products and other components) were showcased on-site by over 500 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions. “We are delighted to provide the industry with an expansive product showcase that covers South China’s entire electronics manufacturing chain”, said Josephine Lee, Vice President of Reed Exhibitions East China. In addition to traditional surface mount technology, test and measurement equipment, soldering, electro-static discharge (ESD), machine vision (MV), electronics manufacturing services (EMS), tools and robots were other highlights of the trade fair.
Seo Daewon, Director for China SMT Business, Shanghai Samsung Mechatronics &Trading, Shanghai Samsung Mechanical and Electrical Equipment, said, “To get such good results from exhibiting at NEPCON South China this year, we introduced new products: the SLM110 and the SLM120. Both received enthusiastic feedback from visitors. So much so that we even received numerous orders on site. NEPCON South China is a great showcase and trade event. We are already confirmed exhibitors for the 2012 show and hope NEPCON continues to go from strength to strength!”
BTU’s Xiaoping Xiang, Sales Executive of SMT, added, “This year’s event was great and it attracted a lot of visitors on the first day. BTU welcomed many target customers to our booth. For this reason, we are extremely satisfied with the results from exhibiting at NEPCON South China 2011. In fact, our optimism around NEPCON events is such that we have already reserve exhibiting space at NEPCON West China in Chengdu. We hope by taking part in this additional show we will get more opportunities to explore business prospects in the electronics manufacturing industry.”
NEPCON South China, one of the largest, longest standing trade and purchasing platforms in South China's SMT industry, focuses on the entire manufacturing chain across South China. By featuring the newest products and technologies, the show gives participants key information about market development trends and how to meet customers’ diverse demands.
For NEPCON South China 2011 to be a truly international, one-stop purchasing platform, the organizers, Reed Exhibitions, leveraged their best resources and integrated them across multiple channels.
Alongside the traditional manufacturing equipment and processes displayed on the show floor, NEPCON South China 2011 featured manufacturing technologies from one of the industry’s fastest emerging sectors: LED.The segment was ideal for international suppliers to cultivate fresh business contacts in China, launch new products and promote their services.
Held in conjunction with NEPCON South China, the Electronics Assembly and Packaging Technology Expo (ATE China 2011) also attracted a large number of visitors by displaying a full range of technologies and products for manufacturing, assembling and packaging electronics. It was a valuable opportunity for exhibitors to showcase products and services to thousands of local trade professionals with demanding assembly needs and comprehensive purchasing agendas.
One of the aims of NEPCON is to provide professionals with the chance to learn more about their industries and establish an efficient platform for communication. NEPCON South China 2011 achieved this by hosting several highly rated technical forums and live activities. The SMTA China South Conference, organized by SMTA China, evaluated important issues in electronics manufacturing, advanced packaging and lead-free reliability. Alongside this event, the three-day Technology and Vendor Conference explored several environmental protection issues, advanced processes and emerging technologies.
Additional activities held during the event included The 2011 EDN China Automotive Electronics Forum, attended by 200 lively participants; the Electrostatic Prevention Technology Forum, which highlighted the latest general solutions in electronics manufacturing; and the NEPCON Fans Club, which saw large numbers of visitors sign up via the Weibo microblogging service and QQ instant messaging. The SMT Home Member Gathering attracted 200 participants. The new NEPCON-HC Group Buying Platform and Diamond Club Wine Tasting activities were also well received by the show’s attendees.
NEPCON South China 2011 was a resounding success, highly rated by exhibitors and visitors alike. One visitor, Zheng Tingyong, a Facility Management Supervisor at Zhuhai Gree Electric Appliances, commented, “We attach great importance to NEPCON South China every year. 2011 was no different as our company sent 80 delegates. We came to evaluate key technologies in order to better understand what influences product performance and learn about the latest industry trends.” Another visitor, Zhong Xishun, Chairman of Shenzhen Hualipu Electronics, added, “We always keep a close eye on the NEPCON series of events. The shows are the best place to get product information that’s both detailed and up-to-date. Compared to other exhibitions in the electronics industry, NEPCON is the most professionally put together.”
NEPCON South China/ATE China 2012 will take place in Shenzhen from August 28 to August 30, 2012, at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center.
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