At the first China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair (May 8 to May 11, 2013) 319 companies from 31 countries and 38 Chinese provinces were presented on a total of four days of the fair to over 25,000 trade visitors on the site of the Shanghai Mart and Shanghai International Exhibition Center.
Amongst those the German business delegation of 12 companies and research institutions in the fields of Medical technology, Environmental technology, Optoelectronics, Sensor technology, Service robotics, Integrated security systems, Automatic monitoring and Technology park management that had taken up residence in the "German Technology Pavilion".
"Quite apart from the rigors of the long journey and the overwhelming impressions of the vibrant economic hub Shanghai our exhibitors were very pleased with the positive response of many Chinese companies that were interested in the products shown at the booths and be fully informed about all offers.", GTC President Ulf Stremmel said.
"Through direct contact with potential partners and intensive talks all entrepreneurs could create substantial foundation for further cooperation after the show, or are already involved in contract negotiations. The GTC will help to consolidate the business contacts made at the event and expanding the position of the German companies in the Chinese market. ", Stremmel continues. In addition to the presentations in the German Pavilion, the content focused at the GTC-Industrial Forum with presentations of German entrepreneurs on the first day was well received by visitors.
In addition to the exhibition area the outstanding conference program of the Trade fair made a contribution to the quality of the content of the event. This year, international experts discussed in CSITF International Human Resources Forum, in 2013 China International Smart Chemical Summit Forum, the Better Practice of IPR Protection Technology Exchange Forum or about the Dialogue of Technology Innovation and Creative Industry.
With an exhibition area of over 30,000 square meters, the fair focussed on new technologies including the latest generation of information technology, smart manufacturing, bio-technology, renewable energy and environmental protection. As one of the four largest state-owned exhibitions in China next to the "Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services" and the "China Import and Export Fair" the CSITF moved mainstream and will now be aligned on an annual basis. Next year, the German Technologies Center will be again present in Shanghai with German companies.