CWIEME Shanghai 2016: bigger and better

Having almost doubled in size last year, CWIEME Shanghai - Asia's premier event for the coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing industries - is anticipating yet more growth at its 2016 edition this June with a new venue and new layout designed to make visiting and exhibiting even easier.

On the 28-30th June CWIEME Shanghai will return for its third annual edition, this time at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). Located right in the city centre, the new venue will make it even easier for participants to travel from within China, as well the rest of the world.

Last year's CWIEME Shanghai attracted over 4,300 visitors with representatives from major OEMs, including ABB, Bosch, Siemens, Toyota, Hitachi, Alstom, OMRON, Toshiba Hydro Power, GE and Schneider Electric. 89% of visitors were either decision makers or key influencers from product design, R&D, and procurement departments, as well as the C-suite. 2015 also saw a leap in internationality with visitors travelling from 37 different countries. This growth promises to continue in 2016 with even more buyers and suppliers set to gather in Shanghai this June than ever before.

To help visitors quickly find what they are looking for and to concentrate precisely the right audience for exhibitors, this year's CWIEME Shanghai will be divided into zones. These zones will focus on materials, components and manufacturing equipment for generators and medium-to-large electric motors; small, micro and special motors; power transformers; electric transformers; and the automotive sector. Each zone will host some of the biggest names in the electrical manufacturing industry, including Du Pont, Von Roll, Isovolta, Schuler, R.Bourgeois, Essex, Marsilli, Arnold, Rembrandting, Elantas, Ozma, and Nippon Rika.

"Both the quantity and quality of exhibitors at CWIEME Shanghai is increasing every year," says Haf Cennydd, portfolio director at i2i Events Group, the company behind the international CWIEME exhibition series. "Whether visitors are looking for resin, composite materials, insulation boards, coil winding machines, wires, cables or magnetic materials, they are able to quickly discover new suppliers and meet with existing ones all in one place, saving weeks of research and meetings."

Outstanding educational opportunities
Beyond developing relationships with new and existing customers and suppliers, CWIEME Shanghai also offers electrical engineers, designers, buyers and decision-makers invaluable opportunities to network, gain ideas and inspiration and keep up with all the latest market and technological trends and advances. The exhibition includes a packed schedule of free-to-attend seminar sessions on the latest developments in the electrical manufacturing world from material, component and application design, to market analysis and manufacturing processes - all delivered by experts in their fields.
The theme of this year's seminar programme is technological advances for increased efficiency and gain. With energy performance standards and regulations being introduced around the world, manufacturers, as well as their electrical steel, cable and coil winding equipment suppliers, are forced to rethink materials, designs and manufacturing methods in a bid to balance performance with cost. Each seminar is specifically designed to fill potential audience knowledge gaps and help visitors discover solutions to technical issues and understand the most important issues of the day.

"A tradeshow, conference and networking event in one, CWIEME Shanghai has grown over the past three years to become the busiest and most exciting meeting place for members of the coil winding, insulation and electrical manufacturing community in Asia," concludes Cennydd. "We can't wait to welcome new and returning visitors and exhibitors to the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center this June.

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