Fair presented a comprehensive display of South China’s wire and cable innovations

Wire and Cable Asia Forum offered an abundance of market intelligence

Wire & Cable Guangzhou 2016 drew its curtains amid great praise from both exhibitors and visitors. The fair, which ran from 6 – 8 June 2016 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in China, was organised by China Southern Power Grid Media Co Ltd, Guangzhou BoYou Exhibition Service Co Ltd, and Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd. The three-day show was attended by 350 companies and 18,869 visitors from 25 countries and regions, of which 3,700 buyers are from overseas.

The 2016 edition spanned a total exhibition space of 22,000 sqm and presented an extensive display of South China’s latest products and innovations in wires and cables, manufacturing machinery as well as related materials and accessories. Some of the leading brands that were in attendance this year included Jiangsu Tongguang, Guangdong Huada, Jinglan Cable, Shandong Pacific, Shenzhen Bendakang, Shenzhen Shencable, Yunnan Zhengxiao, Dongguan Gemyoung, Guangzhou Cable Works, and Guangzhou Honghui.

Jinglan Cable Co Ltd, which specialises in power and electrical cables for power and control applications, joined the fair in hopes of expanding its presence in South China. Mr Sun, a representative from the company, said: “The response we have received from visitors has been overwhelming. In fact, on just the first day, we met potential clients from Saudi Arabia as well as those from within China from cities such as Guangzhou and Guiyang. We even received orders from trade associations from Nigeria.”

Guangzhou Honghui Electrician & Machinery Co Ltd, another exhibitor at the fair, also applauded the effectiveness of the show. Mr Fang Zhi from the company was impressed by the fair’s meticulous organisation and as well as its results. He said: “We have fetched a number of solid leads from India, Iran, Japan and the USA. Another company from Japan has already placed an order for a few machines from us and we are thrilled by the outcome of our participation.”

Fair presented a comprehensive display of South China’s wire and cable innovations

To facilitate sourcing, the exhibition was divided into two major thematic zones, namely the Equipment zone, and the Wire, Cable and Materials zone. The wide variety of products on offer highlighted industry innovations coming out of South China, and met the diverse demands of buyers from around the world.

Some of the buying delegations that were present included the Guangdong Province Electric Power Engineering Enterprise Association, the Anhui Province Power Engineering Association, China Wire & Cable Technology Information Union, Guizhou Power Grid, Henan Electric Power Construction Enterprises Association, Liaoning Province Power Engineering Association, Zhengwei Technology (Shenzhen), and Zhuhai Power Trade Association.

Mr Ali Al-Sakkaf from the Al-Musbah Trading Group in Saudi Arabia arrived at the fair to source cables for the company’s shopping mall and hotel construction projects. He was impressed by the immediate results of his visit. He stated: “In a matter of minutes, we were able to connect with wire and cable suppliers that manufacture a range of industrial- and construction-grade cables. We will maintain close contact with these suppliers and hopefully we can strike up business deals.”

Mr Jin Xin, District Manager from Wistech Energy-Saving Technology Co Ltd, came to the fair to connect with manufacturers of wire original equipment for their integrated energy management services. He mentioned: “This fair is a good platform that allows me to gain a better understanding of the industry not only in South China, but also the entire country. There is a good selection of wire manufacturing companies as well as wire and cable suppliers here. I will be back again next year!”

Mr Bhavesh Modi, CMD of Jaggery Wire & Cables PVT Ltd in India, praised the quality of the exhibitors and the collection of products and solutions he found at the show. He said: “I am looking for wire machinery and materials from China for our wire and copper cable manufacturing plant. After only a few meetings, we are planning to make a purchase from a machinery supplier I met here today.”

Wire and Cable Asia Forum offered an abundance of market intelligence

The first edition of the Wire and Cable Asia Forum, which ran alongside the exhibition from 6 – 8 June, welcomed more than 700 industry experts. A total of 19 conferences and seminars were held, with topics ranging from government policies to the manufacturing of high-voltage cables and power grid projects to standards for electric vehicles.

Dr Li QiuShu, an expert from China Southern Power Grid’s Electric Power Research Institute, gave a presentation on the charging infrastructures for electric vehicles. Commenting on the trends and the conference programme, he stated: “I presented our construction plans for charging stations following the country’s announcement of the 13th Five-Year Plan and I was very happy that attendees were interested in learning more about our company’s role within the current market. The crowd here showed exceptional professionalism and possessed solid background knowledge of the industry.”

Mr Pan WeiGang, a representative of DongGuan Hao Tian Electrical Wire, also took part in the forum. He believes that the forum offered an abundance of information for wire and cable manufacturers. Moreover, he believed that the forum acted as an important networking event for industry specialists to exchange technological experiences.

The next edition of Wire & Cable Guangzhou will be held from 9 – 11 June 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China.