BICES preview

18 March 2008

This October sees the Beijing International Construction Machinery Exhibition & Seminar (BICES) exhibition return to the National Agricultural Exhibition Center, which is conveniently located on the eastern stretch of Beijing's third ring road. It will be the 9th time the show has been held, having been established in 1989-it runs on a two-year cycle.

The event is organised by the China Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (CCMC) and CCPIT-MSC (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Machinery Sub-Council). This official support helps it attract visitors from a range of segments within, and related to the construction industry. these include road construction, railways, maritime, airports, hydraulic engineering, power generation, urban construction, mining, oil & gas and environmental protection.

Development

The boom in the Chinese construction equipment market has seen BICES grow over the years. When it was last held in 2005 it covered a gross area of 101000 m2, with 653 exhibitors taking stands, and 6259 visitors coming to the event from 53 countries.

This year the organisers expect the number of exhibitors to once again top the 600-mark, and they will come from 30 countries-a slight increase from the 26 countries represented at the 2005 event. As well as individual companies' stands, there will be several national pavilions, including representatives from the UK, Germany, Spain, Japan, Korea, Finland, Brazil, Singapore and India.

Exhibits at this year's BICES exhibition will include:

• Excavators, loaders, graders and dozers

• Forklifts and other industrial vehicles

• Cranes and hoists

• Drills and pneumatic tools

• Concrete machinery

• Piling rigs

• Compact construction equipment and building machinery

• Road, rail and canal construction machinery

• Equipment for tunnel construction

• Quarrying equipment

• Falsework, formwork and scaffolding

• Equipment for recycling building materials

• Equipment spare & ware parts

• Testing and measuring equipment

• Machine attachments and work tools

• Trade associations

• Technical publishers and magazines

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