The first EMTE-EASTPO exhibition has opened at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
EMTE-EASTPO 2014 is a strategic East-West partnership of two established machine tool show owners from Europe and China, CECIMO and EASTPO Culture Development Co., Ltd. CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries, consisting of 15 member associations from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
To be open up to 17 July, the machine tool exhibition has about 650 international manufacturers from 23 countries showcasing their latest technologies and machinery. While China with 60 per cent of the exhibitors forms the biggest group, many key European and Asian manufacturers are exhibiting in pavilions organised by the respective trade groups from Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan.
Mr Filip Geerts, director general of CECIMO said that the exhibition provides a promotional platform designed to European standards for machine tool makers from all over the world.
According to Mr Lee Qiong, chairman of EASTPO, their collaboration with CECIMO has enabled them to present an interesting range of innovative technologies from both East and West, adding that buyers from China and the rest of Asia will be able to source top quality machinery and cost-effective solutions.
The EMTE-EASTPO 2014 is expected to attract about 50,000 trade visitors who can look forward to business networking with primary manufacturers, assemblers, suppliers and distributors of machine tools, precision tools as well as parts, accessories and components.
Several events such as conferences, forums and technical visits have been organised alongside EMTE-EASTPO 2014 including the EMTE-EASTPO CEO Summit, which will bring together some of the best-known industry experts and the region’s key industry leaders to exchange views on the theme, ‘Profitable Growth through State-of-the-Art Manufacturing’.