Industry prepares for record BICES
By Chris Sleight26 September 2011
October 18 to 21 will see the BICES construction equipment exhibition held in Beijing, China. The event is held every two years - alternating with the Bauma China exhibition in Shanghai - and this year it is expected to set a new record, with 1200 exhibitors taking a total of 200000 m2 of exhibition space.
The event will be held at the Beijing Jiuhua International Exhibition Center, which is to the north of the city, about 30 km from the centre.
As one of the two leading shows for the Chinese construction equipment industry, BICES is often the scene of some significant launches. Last time it was held for example, in 2009, the show saw the launch of both the biggest dozer and biggest wheeled loader ever manufactured in China. It also saw the country's largest crawler crane launched, although this has now been surpassed.
This year's exhibition promises to be similarly dynamic, with the Chinese construction equipment sector still on a high from the country's massive stimulus spending programme during the global economic downturn. BICES is an exhibition that attracts all the big names in the industry, be they international players or big names in the Chinese domestic industry.