The second APEX Asia show in Shanghai will be double the size of the first event in 2017, with the indoor space almost completely booked and the new outdoor area now filling up.
More than 55 brands of access equipment, components and access-related suppliers have confirmed their participation, making this year’s APEX Asia the largest gathering of access equipment ever on one site in Asia.
The growth reflects the success of the first show in 2017 – attended by more than 5,000 visitors – and the continued rise of China’s access rental market, which is the fastest growing in the world.
The exhibition will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) on 23 to 26 October, 2019, and is again co-located with the CeMAT Asia material handling showcase. The International Rental Conference (IRC) will be held on 22 October, the day before the show.
The exhibitors booked so far include many of the world’s and China’s major manufacturers, such as JLG, Genie, Haulotte, Snorkel, Skyjack, Dingli, Runshare, Sinoboom, Eastman, Mantall, LGMG, XCMG, Zoomlion and Shandong Chufeng. There are also a number of first-time exhibitors, including Sant, Fengchi, Sebang, Guorui, Seastar, Fronteq, Yacontee, Palazanni, Weilai and Klubb.
APEX Asia will be held in Hall N1 and the adjacent outside area within CeMAT Asia, with free movement of visitors between the two shows. CeMAT Asia is Asia’s largest trade fair for intralogistics and supply chain management and attracts more than 98,000 visitors. Many of these are buyers and users of aerial platforms in the factory and industrial maintenance sector.
The show is organized by KHL Group and B.V. Industrial Promotions International (IPI), in cooperation with Deutsche Messe AG, the organiser of CeMAT Asia. Also partners in the event are KHL Group and Access International magazine, with IPAF as the official association partner.
“APEX Asia has quickly established itself as a key meeting point for Asia’s powered access industry”, said Tony Kenter, Managing Director of IPI, “We are delighted the show will be double the size of the inaugural event in 2017.
“The market in China is growing at a remarkable rate, so there is a powerful logic in providing buyers with an event where they can see all the suppliers at one site. Combine that with the successful CeMAT Asia and the educational opportunity offered by the International Rental Conference, and you have a winning formula.”