POST SHOW REPORT - SHIPTEC CHINA 2018
SHIPTEC CHINA 2018
The 13th International Shipbuilding, Marine Equipment and Offshore Engineering Exhibition for China
October 24– 26, 2018 Dalian World Expo Center, China
China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI)
China Shipowners’ Association (CSA)
The Chinese Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (CSNAME)
Dalian Xinghai Exhibitions Co., Ltd.
SHIPTEC CHINA 2018, the most established maritime & offshore industry event in Northeast Asia, concluded successfully. Close to 20,000 attendees composed of exhibitors, trade visitors, conference speakers and delegates and shipyard engineers gathered at the 3-day exhibition and conferences to network, learn and keep updated with the latest industry developments.
The 13th edition of SHIPTEC CHINA was kicked off in the opening ceremony graced by Mr. Guo Dacheng, Chairman of China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI), and official host of the exhibition. Despite of the current market situation, the exhibition had tried the keep the same size as in 2016 while it had received higher attention with more attendees from the shipbuilding and shipping community since everybody was getting ready to embrace the new future.
732 exhibitors from 13 countries/regions and a line-up of 7 international group pavilions from China, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Norway and Singapore showcased their latest and innovative solutions for shipbuilding and offshore engineering industry at SHIPTEC CHINA 2018.
Fishing vessel and fishery equipment was featured at SHIPTEC 2018 with 20 Chinese manufacturers and international suppliers who could provide refrigeration system, propulsion, ropes, nets, fish luring lights, deck machinery etc.
The three state-run groups of shipyards in China, CSIC, CSSC and COSCO Shipbuilding, demonstrated the latest marine and offshore vessels or facilities including LNG/LPG carriers, cruise/passenger ships, offshore support vessels, research ships, very large container carriers, LNG bunkering ships, floating power station, wind power installation vessels etc. to show the mainstream products that China is able to build for international owners.
Cutting edge technologies and innovative marine equipment were promoted at the exhibition like fire ice exploring, Arctic shipping, ocean fish farming, clean marine fuels, cyber safety, jet propulsion, dual fuel engines, AI technology, unmanned surface vessels, UAV, intelligent manufacturing, desulfurization technology, intelligent ship technology and so on.
More high-end and well-organized conferences to attract people to come
Beyond regular concurrent conferences like Offshore Forum China, Marine Technology and Equipment Forum hosted by the exhibition organizers, more partnered conferences were held during the exhibition but on a variety of topics, which had become key reasons to attract more people to come.
The 12th ASEF Forum was hosted by China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) being part of the planned program of Active Shipbuilding Experts’ Forum in China. The forum was led by key industry experts from ASEF, ASA, ACS, CANSI, KORSHIPA, SAJ, IPERINDO etc. with over 100 attendees coming from China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and USA etc. focusing on autonomous ship, cyber risk management, polar ships, chemical and gas carrier, LNG and alternative fuels application, BWMS retrofitting and engineering, ship design for EEDI Phase 3 and feasibility of Phase 4.
The renowned conference producer Mare Forum hosted its 1st Maritime China Forum in Dalian on the topic of Chinese Era of Shipping. High profile keynote speakers were invited from Panama Maritime Authority, RINA, CCS, InvestHK, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association, Dalian Maritime University etc. with a lot more of the panelists. The one-day program analyzed the “renaissance” of the shipping and commodity markets the maritime transportation of oil, gas and dry bulk commodities, containers and the offshore ongoing developments, the geopolitical risks, the upcoming industrial and technology post-crisis “revolution” impact on shipping and shipbuilding, the regulations, the environmental imperatives, Ship-finance and Investments, the threats and opportunities affecting shipping, and views on future smart investments.
Other seminars/forums were also hosted alongside the main exhibition on topics of ship management, marine paintings, ship maintenance etc. B2B Meetings were hosted for exhibiting marine equipment manufacturers to meet with technical/procurement engineers from leading shipyards.
SHIPTEC CHINA 2018 KEY STATISTICS
Gross Exhibition Space: 23,000 square meters
Number of Exhibitors: 732
- Number of Int'l Exhibitors: 145
- Number of Chinese Exhibitors: 587
- Countries Represented: 13
National Pavilions: China, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Norway, Singapore
Corporate Pavilions: CSIC, CSSC, COSCO
Number of Visitors: 40,000+