Momentum builds for first APEX Asia exhibition
By Murray Pollok30 June 2017
Support is growing for the APEX Asia exhibition, the first dedicated access equipment show to be held in Asia Pacific. Many of the world’s largest suppliers have signed up to exhibit and the show has been endorsed by key industry bodies.
There are now almost 30 exhibitors signed-up for APEX Asia, including Chinese and global industry leaders such as Haulotte, Dingli, JLG Industries, Mantall, Skyjack, Snorkel, Hunan Runshare, TVH and XCMG.
The exhibition will take place on 31 October to 3 November in Shanghai, China, co-located with the CeMAT Asia exhibition. CeMAT Asia is the largest material handling and logistics show in Asia, attracting more than 75,000 visitors.
The show is has been endorsed by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and China’s main association for rental companies, the Machinery Management and Rental Branch of the China Construction Industry Association (CCIA).
APEX Asia will showcase modern access equipment including scissor lifts, self-propelled booms and vertical mast units. It will run concurrently with CeMAT Asia, with visitors having free access to APEX Asia, which will be located in Hall N1 close to one of the main entrances to the show.
CeMAT Asia attracted more than 78,000 visitors in 2016, and the organisers are expecting just as many visitors for the 2017 event. The shows will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
Also taking place in Hall N1 will be the International Rental Conference (IRC), which will be held on the first day of the show in a dedicated conference space. IRC attracts an audience of 300 to 400 rental professionals, and this year’s speaker line-up includes senior figures from some of the largest equipment rental companies and suppliers in the world, including United Rentals (USA), Kanamoto (Japan), Zeppelin Rental (Germany), Haulotte (France) and Sycor (Germany).
APEX Asia is organised by KHL Group and B.V. Industrial Promotions International (I.P.I.), in cooperation with Deutsche Messe AG.