HONG KONG, Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia Limited announces today their cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Creativity Exhibition Co. Ltd. ("Creativity"), the organiser of the Shenzhen International Electronics Convention & Expo ("ELEXCON") and the Shenzhen International e-Cig Expo ("IECIE"). This partnership will further enhance the business opportunities at, and the international standing of, these two fairs given UBM’s international presence and network.
The annual ELEXCON is the leading electronics B2B exhibition in the region dedicated to showcasing the latest technological solutions to support the high-tech R&D and manufacturing communities in south China. The event covers the complete value chain from electronic components, material, assembly, embedded systems to design, applications and advanced manufacturing. Backed by the sustained growth of the electronics industry, ELEXCON continues to innovate. The 2017 event, to be held from 21-23 December will feature EV & Autotronics and Smart Factory components to showcase advance manufacturing solutions and support industrial upgrades. ELEXCON exhibition space is expected to grow by more than 30% in 2017.
IECIE is the leading B2B e-cigarettes event held each April serving the rapidly-growing vape industry which has taken off in recent years due to the heavy concentration of e-Cig manufacturers in South China and the growing vape culture in domestic and key overseas markets. The number of exhibitors grew 60% from 2016 to reach 275 exhibitors in 2017 and hosted 36,351 visitors — a 219% increase from the 2016 edition which hosted 11,404 professionals. Creativity has also announced the launch of the Shanghai CHAO ("Culture, Horizon, Attitude, and Original") & Vape Cultural Week in December 2018 at SNIEC to bring the top vape products and the young fashion design brands to the growing community in east China.
"The China market is very important for UBM. Other than Shanghai, where UBM Asia is already the market leader, we look for the best opportunities to further expand our presence in cities like Shenzhen. With the construction of the world’s largest exhibition venue underway in Shenzhen alongside the fast-growing electronics and vaping industries, this collaboration represents an excellent opportunity for us," says Mr. Jime Essink, President and Chief Executive Officer of UBM Asia Limited.
Mr. Jiang Jianwei, who founded Creativity in 2005, added: "It is a truly exciting opportunity to partner with the very dynamic UBM, and bring together our talented teams. ELEXCON and IECIE have established market leadership in China. Together, we will provide enhanced opportunities for our customers and serve these markets in the best way possible."
ELEXCON and IECIE joins UBM Asia’s roster of large scale events hosted in Shenzhen, China, which includes the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE). ELEXCON 2017 will take place 21-23 December whereas IECIE 2018 will take place 14-16 April. Both events are hosted at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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Regional Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications, UBM Asia Limited
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About UBM Plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organiser in the world. In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important. At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors — from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions.
About UBM Asia (www.ubm.com/asia)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest events organiser in Asia, India and SE Asia. We are also the leading commercial organiser in China. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 33 offices and over 1,600 employee.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 11 market sectors with over 290 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
About Shenzhen Creativity Exhibition Co. Ltd. (www.cetimes.com)
Shenzhen Creativity Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a China’s leading exhibition organisation. We have the most powerful exhibition projects and teams, and especially enjoy a high reputation in the field of electronic industry. We are committed to providing services for the rapid development of China’s manufacturing industry, through a series of professional exhibition. To create the largest online community in the electronic industry, and to promote a wide range of technical and business networking in the upstream and downstream enterprises of the industry chains. Many of the exhibition projects have become the most trusted communication platform for the professionals in the relevant fields, including ELEXCON, EMBEDDED EXPO (IEE), Mechatronics China (MC), EV & AUTOTRONICS CHINA (EVAC), Shenzhen eCig Expo (IECIE), Shanghai CHAO & Vape Fete, China eHealth EXPO, and etc. All of our exhibition projects have certified by BPA. Creativity Convention & Exhibition is also the member of International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Guangdong Fairs Organiser Association (GFOA) and the standing member of Shenzhen Conference Exhibition Association (SZCEA).