Expo Continues with More Exhibitors Despite Economic Slowdown
The China International Optoelectronic Expo opened with more exhibitors compared than last year even with the economic slowdown taking a toll on a wide range of industries. Started in 1999 the four day expo is the largest show of its kind in the world that features more than 3,200 optoelectronic enterprises showing off their latest products in an area of more than 110,000 square meters at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.
This year the exhibition grew slightly even with the economic slowdown, and according to the president and CEO of UBM Asia Ltd. one of the organizers of the fair said they haven’t seen the impact on the number on exhibitors but saw whether if there is an effect on visitors. The 2015 expo is dubbed as the International Year of Light in China and the expo organizers were planning several fair activities, which include lectures to popularize knowledge on light, and light based technology. The fair will also host five expositions namely the Laser and Infrared Applications Expo, LED Tech China, Optical Communications Expo, Precision Optics Expo and Smart City China.
Shenzhen is expected to be a important base for China’s light and light based technology industry wherein organizers are working with academics in hosting lectures and in generating reports for local institutes of higher learning that focuses on these type of fields. The forum will also gather the world’s top players and experts in the sapphire industry to discuss the current situation and future trends. During the fair various activities will be held onsite such as procurement and tendering meetings, face to face sourcing meetings, new product and technology presentations and industry job fair.