On January 15, 2023, the Organizing Committee of Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition (CICEE) held the 2023 Spring Symposium in Beijing. Representatives and experts from national business associations such as the China Construction Industry Association, China Civil Engineering Society, China Construction Enterprise Management Association, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics, China International Contractors’ Association, China Chemical Construction Enterprises’ Association, and the China Municipal Engineering Association participated in the symposium.
On behalf of the organizing committee of CICEE, Zhou Xianbiao
, Secretary-General of the China Society of Construction Machinery, introduced the achievements of 2021 CICEE and the preparations for 2023 CICEE. All the support that was provided by the national business associations and experts at CICEE was appreciated and further anticipated.
Zhou Xianbiao informed that CICEE 21 faced the adverse impact of the corona virus and overcame the setback to achieve great success with an exhibition area of 300,000 sqm, which made CICEE the largest exhibition in the international construction machinery industry in 2021. The event saw participation by the world’s top 50 construction machinery companies like Caterpillar, Sany Heavy Industry, Zoomlion, Liugong etc, many of which also launched a series of new products.
The event was reported by Phoenix Satellite TV and many other domestic and foreign media. The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics had invited more than 30 ambassadors and commercial counselors from foreign embassies in Beijing to visit the exhibition and attend the “Belt and Road” international summit. The “National Asphalt Pavement Conference” by the China Highway Society attracted more than 600 attendees. Contractors from all over the country participated in the conference and visited the exhibition to purchase construction machinery.
The Technology Summit held by the China Society of Construction Machinery led the healthy development of the industry. The National Construction Machinery Leasing Conference held by the National Leasing Alliance had more than 1,000 onsite participants and more than 20,000 companies participating online, which created a Guinness record. Meetings and interactive sessions were also held by the China Construction Industry Association, China Construction Enterprise Management Association, China International Contractors Association, and the China Chemical Construction Enterprises Association.
As regards the 2023 CICEE, Zhou Xianbiao said that with the new Covid strategy implemented in China, the country is officially open to the world since January 8 to promote China’s foreign exchanges and cooperation. This is undoubtedly a great benefit to 2023 CICEE.
The 2023 Changsha Exhibition will have the following five upgrades on the basis of the achievements already made:
- The quality of the exhibition will be improved.
- The theme of the event will be more precise.
- The exhibition will be more internationalized.
- The exhibition form will be more detailed.
- The exhibition service will be more professional.
The theme of the event will still be “Intelligent New Generation Construction Machinery”, during which 30 international forums and 100 business summits will cover all topics including intelligent, digital, unmanned, electrified, green, international, and new products, new technologies, new ideas, and new applications. So far, most business associations have completed their event planning for 2023 CICEE.
The “Golden Gear Award” selection plan for innovative products and technologies organized by the CICEE organizing committee has been initialized. Experts from the CICEE organizing committee and business associations present in 2023 Beijing Spring Symposium are invited to make recommendations of excellent exhibiting products and technologies.
It is expected that nearly 20 international organizations will actively support and participate in 2023 CICEE. The 17th China-Japan-Korea Crane Safety Forum will attract hundreds of experts and guests from South Korea and Japan. The South American partner plans to organize a delegation with about 500 people and hold the China-Latin America Construction Technology and Cooperation Forum. The Indian partner also plans to organize a 100-person delegation and hold the China-India Construction Technology and Cooperation Forum. The CICEE Committee will jointly hold the China-ASEAN Infrastructure Construction Forum under the framework of “RCEP”. Some large multinational companies are preparing to hold their annual meetings on the platform of CICEE. It is expected that a large number of industry professionals from all over the world will gather at the Changsha Exhibition.
For international promotion, the CICEE organizing committee will invite dozens of international professional media to visit and report on 2023 CICEE.
When talking about the significance of the exhibition, Zhou Xianbiao said that China is one of the biggest construction machinery manufacturing country in the world, and also the largest construction machinery market. There are 10 Chinese companies listed in the world’s top 50 construction machinery companies, of which three companies Xugong Group, Sany Heavy Industry, and Zoomlion are among the world’s top 10. Chinese construction machinery enterprises, which are continuously increasing their innovations and creating world records.
At the symposium, Wang Ying
, Director – Marketing, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics, introduced the current scenario at the Chamber of Commerce and the achievements of the activities held at previous CICEEs. He said that the activities held by the China Chamber of Commerce for Machinery and Electronics at CICEE 2023 will be more expansive.
, Deputy Secretary General, China Chemical Construction Enterprises Association, introduced the current scenario of the association and the cooperation with CICEE. She informed that at the 2023 CICEE, six associations including China Chemical Construction Enterprises Association, China Petroleum Engineering Construction Association, China Electric Power Construction Enterprises Association, and the China Metallurgical Construction Association will hold the “10th National Engineering Construction Hoisting Industry Development Forum” which will be attended by more than 100 hoisting industry companies and more than 300 representatives.
, Director - Academic Department, China Civil Engineering Society, said that the leadership of the society attaches great importance to the CICEE platform and will hold a seminar on the topic of construction industrialization at the exhibition.
, an expert of the CICEE organizing committee and assistant director of China Communications Corporation, pointed out that in 2022, China Communications Corporation achieved good business performance and many construction equipment enterprises cooperated and promoted each other. The rapid development of China’s construction machinery industry has greatly facilitated the development of construction companies in China Communications Corporation. China’s construction machinery industry should also increase international exchanges and cooperation on the excellent communication platform of CICEE.
, an expert of the CICEE organizing committee and former deputy general manager of Power China Leasing Co., Ltd., mentioned that China is already the largest manufacturing country and the largest market for construction machinery in the world. CICEE is therefore set to become one of the most influential construction machinery exhibitions in the world.
, chief representative of Herrenknecht in China, said that Herrenknecht products have unique advantages in large-scale and special geological conditions. The company will strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Chinese users and actively participate at 2023 CICEE.
, secretary-general of the Supply Chain Committee of the China International Contractors Association, pointed out that the Chamber of Commerce held two overseas construction forums during CICEE, which were beneficial for enterprises, and hoped to have a more in-depth cooperation with CICEE to help contractors solve problems such as procurement of equipment and materials, after-sales, and equipment disposal etc.
Shi Zhiyong, Vice President & Secretary-General, China Chemical Construction Enterprises Association, and Zhou Xianbiao, Secretary-General, exchanged views on further cooperation between the Association and CICEE.
The delegates at the Symposium expressed their gratitude to CICEE organizing committee for building a great platform for the construction industry and wished 2023 CICEE more success.