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Global process engineering community meets in China

26 April 2010

Already the 8th event in a successful row, AchemAsia 2010 represents an outstanding opportunity for suppliers of the process industries to benefit from the chances that China continues to offer. This holds true even more in a period of worldwide economic turbulence where most key markets are facing a massive downturn.

Global process engineering community meets in China
Global process engineering community meets in China

The eighth AchemAsia will take place from 1-4 June 2010 in Beijing, PR China. The International Exhibition-Congress on Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology has established itself as the flagship event for the chemical process industries in China and the whole of Asia. AchemAsia will be launched in a new location in what continues to be an interesting economic environment.

In China eight is considered to be a lucky number. In many respects, therefore, all the stars are in the right constellation for the eighth AchemAsia 2010. Many economists expect China to play a major part in pulling the world out of the global economic crisis. The Chinese economy has been less hard hit by the global financial crisis than the industrialised countries. The International Monetary Fund has forecast 8.5% growth for 2009 and 9% for 2010. The government’s courageous economic stimulus programme keeps the Chinese economy on track. The package totals around 470 billion euros and the money is to be channelled into infrastructure projects and industrial restructuring. Measures to increase efficiency and promote environmental protection are also envisaged – themes that are also central to AchemAsia.

AchemAsia offers the global process industry an opportunity to acquire a prominent market position in the everexpanding Asian markets, to forge new contacts and to present their cutting-edge developments. Achema’s "baby sister" is the most international event of its kind in Asia, showcasing the whole range of the process industry both along the value-added chain from process development through to packaging machinery and in the breadth of the branches represented. The target groups are all sectors that offer or apply equipment, technologies, complete solutions and know-how for the chemical and petrochemical industry, the pharmaceutical and food industries, biotechnology, the environmental protection sector and related branches of the process industries.

The list of Congress topics alone reads like an agenda for Asia’s industries: Sustainable Production, The Process Industries’ Contribution to Secure Energy Demand, Clean Production, Advanced Materials, Industrial Water Treatment, Biotechnology, Recover – Recycle – Reuse, Innovative Products and Services, and Laboratory Automation are the central themes of the Congress, thus picking up on quintessential trends of China’s process industry. The exhibitors’ role is to present practical solutions to these themes which they do in 13 different exhibition groups from Chemical Apparatus and Plant Construction to Environmental Protection and Water Treatment, Development of New Resources, Food Technology and Agrochemistry through to Laboratory and Analytical Techniques, and Packaging and Storage Techniques. Practice oriented workshops and business sessions smooth the way for face-to-face dialogue with potential partners and convey a general picture of the state of research and technology in China. Exhibitors and visitors at Achema 2009 in Frankfurt were unanimous about the effectiveness of direct contact with existing and potential partners, the more so in difficult economic times.

AchemAsia not only opens up access to Asian markets for large companies, but also for small and medium-sized enterprises. For this reason, several countries support participation in AchemAsia by offering, for example, the possibility of joint stands. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has launched such a programme. Representative offices in Beijing, China and Seoul, South Korea act as regional centres for Asian exhibitors and visitors.

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