press conference of CICEE2023 in Shanghai
The first international press conference of 2023 Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition (CICEE) took place in Shanghai during the China International Import Expo. Representatives from 64 domestic media and more than 10 international media attended the meeting. Also present were representatives from 11 national associations and 30 exhibitors from top 50 international construction machinery / spare parts enterprises.
Success report of CICEE 2021
CICEE is co-organized by China Machinery Industry Federation, China Construction Machinery Society, and Changsha Municipal People’s Government. Globally, as the only construction machinery exhibition with more than 300,000 m2 exhibition area, CICEE was very successfully held in May 2021. More than 1,450 enterprises participated in the exhibition, among which 32 exhibitors were from the global top 50 enterprises of construction machinery. There were nearly 100 forums and summits at the event.
The admissions to CICEE 2021 reached 300,000 and 3 million virtual visitors attended the grand trade fair online. Medias worldwide reported the event. India’s No.I construction machinery media NBM&CW made a detailed report of the trade fair in the article titled “CICEE 2021 sets record with a sprawling 300,000 sqm exhibition space at Changsha, China”. People’s Daily, the most authoritative Chinese media, reported, “The exhibition is becoming a window to showcase achievements in technological innovations and advanced manufacturing in the Hunan Province.”
Blueprint of CICEE 2023
Shen Yumou, the Director of CICEE Organizing CommitteeShen Yumou, director of the exhibition organizing committee and director general of the Commerce Department of Hunan Provincial during the press conference said, “The reform dividends of the Hunan Free Trade Zone are being released at an accelerating rate. The multi-layered policy opportunities for economic development are imposed, with unlimited potential and business opportunities, and Hunan’s external image and influence have been comprehensively improved. The Organizing Committee of Changsha International Construction Equipment Exhibition will make full use of international advanced experiences to build Changsha International Construction Machinery Exhibition into a world-class exhibition with high-standard promotion and planning, and high-level construction.”
Peng Huasong, vice mayor of the Changsha Municipal People’s GovernmentPeng Huasong, Executive Director of the Organizing Committee, Vice Mayor of the Changsha Municipal People’s Government, described the blueprint of CICEE 2023. The CICEE 2023, which is scheduled to be held at the Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center from May 12 - 15, 2023, will cover an area of 300,000 sqm. It is estimated that 1,800 companies will exhibit their products and technologies and the event will attract 400,000 visitors, including 30,000 from outside China.
The exhibition will sustain the concept of “digitalization, internationalization, and specialization” and the development concept of “openness, tolerance, co-construction and sharing”, and achieve major breakthroughs in the following four aspects:
CICEE 2023: Re-innovating to enhance exhibition core competitiveness
The CICEE 2023 will focus more on transaction results and in making the exhibition a service platform for global construction machinery companies to enter the Chinese market. At the same time, the platform will encourage and facilitate Chinese construction machinery companies to enter international markets, and also the international construction machinery manufacturers and construction companies to exchange technical know-how and cooperate in further development of the CE industry.
The event will also focus on new technologies, new achievements, and new products that are based on “intelligence, digitalization and new energy”. All these will contribute towards a world-class exhibition by highlighting the unique characteristics in Changsha.
Using 5G, AR, VR, immersive interaction, new media marketing, digital management tools and other new technologies, new processes and new services, the exhibition promotion, exhibit display, and on-site experience will be further enhanced. Around 10 million virtual visits online are also expected.
Expanding cooperation and international influence
The CICEE 2023 will further increase international publicity and promotion, deepen international agency cooperation, and based on the existing overseas cooperation institutions, develop new foreign cooperation organizations with foreign governments, chambers of commerce and associations, construction builders’ organizations, and construction parties and internationally renowned medias. By setting up overseas workstations in Latin America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, and establishing an overseas procurement network for the exhibition, with more than 30,000 international buyers and professional visitors’ participation the exhibition’s international Influence will be greatly enhanced.
Renewed focus on service capabilities of the exhibition
CICEE organizing committee will be the bridge and link to serve the development of the global construction machinery industry. CICEE organizing committee has established the Changsha International Construction Machinery Market Research Institute in cooperation with national industry associations. The Institute will release the international construction machinery market information once a month, publish an international construction machinery procurement index every six months, and edit and publish “International Construction Machinery Development Report” every year. In this way, the industry media resource database will be established, and domestic and foreign industry media will be united to form an international construction machinery media alliance to create a construction machinery press center with a significant international influence.
Series of activities to create strong global impact
The CICEE 2023 plans to initiate new and more innovative activities during the exhibition in order to expand its positive impact and influence on global construction machinery industries. So, there will be no less than 30 international competitions, industry summit forums, and 100 enterprise business summits, including the Global Construction Machinery CTO Summit, Global Construction Machinery Industry Chain Conference, Global Construction Machinery Procurement Conference, One Belt One Road Infrastructure Summit, Intelligent Construction Machinery Innovation Competition, and Intelligent Construction Machinery Performance Show.
Dr. Hu Shengli, Chief Represen- tative of Herrenknecht AGAs the exhibitor representative, Dr. Hu Shengli, Chief Representative of Herrenknecht AG, said, “In May 2021, Herrenknecht was honored to participate in the “China Construction Machinery Technology Development Summit Forum” held in Changsha by China Construction Machinery Society and CICEE in the same period. As a leading company in the field of mechanized tunneling, it was a great opportunity for Herrenknecht to demonstrate advanced tunneling technology and project performance to the world. CICEE also provides a platform for Herrenknecht to meet many old and new customers and to show builders and contractors from all over the country that Herrenknecht will continue to make contributions to China’s tunneling industry. This exhibition has received a lot of praise from the construction machinery industry, and we are also looking forward to participating in the 2023 event, where Herrenknecht will once again show the latest tunneling technology.”
At the press conference, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics and the China Foreign Contractors Association signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the CICEE Organizing Committee
Zhou Xianbiao, secretary-general of the China Construction Machinery SocietyZhou Xianbiao, Secretary-General of the China Construction Machinery Society, informed that to encourage exhibitors to launch new technologies and new products at the exhibition, the CICEE Organizing Committee has set up the ‘Golden Gear’ award and has invited industry experts to participate in product evaluation and awarding. “The award-winning technologies and products have received great attention from exhibitors,” he said.
Platform to showcase Achievements and Development Plans
The “2021 China Construction Machinery Technology Development Forum (CTO Forum)” hosted by the China Construction Machinery Society took the new development concept of “innovation, coordination, environment friendly, openness, and sharing” as the theme, and invited leaders, academicians and experts from the construction machinery industry, and the CTOs (Chief Technology Officer) of the top 50 international construction machinery enterprises to release their achievements and plan the future on the forum.
Chen Bin, Vice Chairman of China Machinery Industry Federation, interpreted the development plan of China’s machinery industry during the 14th five-year plan; Academician Yang Huayong of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Academician Dr. Oemer Sahin of the German Academy of Science and Engineering, and Chairman Bian Yongming of the China Construction Machinery Society, gave keynote speeches; Executive President Yi Xiaogang of Sany Heavy Industry, Vice President Fu Ling of Zoomlion, and Chief Engineer Lin Mingzhi of Liugong Co., also delivered speeches. The chief representatives in China of Fraunhofer, AEM and other internationally renowned organizations participated in the honored guest dialogue session.
Focus on Construction Safety
During the exhibition, China Construction Industry Association held a work experience exchange meeting on construction safety with more than 300 professionals and experts in attendance. All commended the models and shared their experiences of equipment safety management in construction and emphasized the importance of safety in construction machinery.
Associations contribute towards success of CICEE
The activities were organized by the China Highway Society, China Foreign Contractors Association, China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics, China Construction Enterprise Management Association, China Chemical Construction Enterprise Association, and China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Company, and other exhibitors of road construction machineries, Overseas Construction, ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure construction, construction equipment technology, management, the hoisting industry, underground construction equipment and industrial development, and equipment leasing. CICEE 2023 will once again see a host of conferences which will cover almost all aspects of construction machines and their applications.
China Construction Machinery Society will work closely with the CICEE Organizing Committee to further improve the exhibition service quality at CICEE 2023, optimize the content of forums, competitions and other activities during the exhibition, and launch an influential Changsha construction machinery industry report. The Voice of China from Changsha will contribute to the technological progress and coordinated development of the global construction machinery industry.
Yung Han Shen, General Manager of Asia Reps Spa in Chile, sent her greetings to the CICEE organizer over the phone, saying, “Due to the pandemic, we are not able to visit CICEE 2021 in person, but we send congratulations together with many associations in South America, and will organize a virtual tour for online visitors. We look forward to the complete control of the epidemic in 2023, when we will organize a 1,000-member delegation to CICEE 2023.” Many international media also expressed the hope that they would meet at CICEE 2023.