Formnext + PM South China 2023 concluded on August 31 after a successful three-day run at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center. This year’s event reported a substantial increase in both exhibitor and visitor participation, with 275 exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations across 20,000 m2 of floor space. The event drew 13,183 trade visitors, providing them with a platform to explore the latest developments in Additive Manufacturing, Powder Metallurgy and advanced ceramics. Visitor numbers increased by 41% compared to the previous edition of the fair.
The event also saw a significant increase in exhibitor participation, with 275 exhibitors taking part. This represents a 38% increase over the previous edition. Exhibitors noted by event organisers include 3DCeram, Anycubic, ASSAB, BASF, B-Well, Bemetals, Bright Laser, C Fine, Cincy, CNBM, CNPC Powder, Companion, CISRI AT&M, Evonik, Farsoon, Hanbang, Hiper, HP, Huamei, LD Metal Powders, Lithoz, Materialised, Mengda, Nanoe, Naura, Nuoyi, Orient Zirconic, Shenxing, Siemens, SinterZone, Stratasys, TS, Unifine, UnionTech, XY, and Zhujin.
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“This year’s edition of Formnext + PM South China surpassed our expectations, drawing a strong and consistent flow of visitors, many of whom were end-users with specific objectives in mind,” stated Zhao Hua, Head of China Market, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing. “The event’s broad focus enables us to connect with the entire regional manufacturing ecosystem, including not only suppliers of Additive Manufacturing but also powder metallurgy and Metal Injection Moulding firms.”
Dr Li Chen, Head of Business Management and Operations, BASF 3D Printing Solutions Asia Pacific, commented, “Our participation today focuses on familiarising attendees across the supply chain, both upstream and downstream, with BASF’s corporate profile, products and services. We aim to cultivate meaningful in-person interactions and communication. The response has been incredibly positive, and visitor turnout has surpassed our expectations. Hailing from diverse industry backgrounds including automotive, consumer goods, and traditional manufacturing, attendees came prepared with specific inquiries and well-defined goals. We were pleasantly surprised by this level of engagement, as it facilitated efficient and effective communication,”
Formnext + PM South China is organised jointly by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co. Ltd. and Uniris Exhibition Shanghai Co Ltd. The fair is part of a series of international events in the Manufacturing Technologies & Components cluster organised by Messe Frankfurt. Other events within this cluster include:
- Formnext Forum Tokyo: September 28-29, 2023, Tokyo, Japan
- Formnext: 7 – November 7-10, 2023, Frankfurt, Germany
- Asiamold Select – Guangzhou: March 4-6, 2024, Guangzhou, China
- Asiamold Select – Shenzhen: September 10-12, 2024, Shenzhen, China
The next edition of Formnext + PM South China will be held from September 10-12, 2024.