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Automation Technologies 2/2014

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News and Markets back to current issue Trends and Trade in the Middle Kingdom - IA BEIJING 2014 Industrial Automation BEIJING 2014 will open its doors on 7 to 9 May 2014 at Beijing Exhibition Center. Nearly 200 industrial leading enterprises, bringing in advanced industrial automation idea, products, technology and solutions, gather to meet closely with visitors and together explore market opportunities. China’s northern area is becoming more and more important to global automation enterprises. Consequently, Industrial Automation BEIJING (IA BEIJING), sponsored by Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), organized by Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., Deutsche Messe AG and CMES, will be held in May in China’s capital. The fair is the largest of its kind in China’s northern area, which also boasts the highest level of internationalization and professionalization. The event will maintain the high-quality service of Hannover Messe, and will help exploring business opportunities in China’s fast-growing industrial automation sector. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2014

Pushing progress in automation technology Automation technology is an area which has for many years been characterized by innovation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the application of IT in industrial production. IA BEIJING is dedicated to what has been rightly called “the fourth industrial revolution.” It asks, for example, where and how can the new technology be applied? How much potential is there for networking every industrial segment? The event has a proven record of identifying key themes, thus contributing to progress in this sector. The line-up of highly innovative technology shows helps to drive business and ensures that exhibitors meet promising new customers from different markets. The international profile of the event and the broad spectrum of topics and trends covered by Industrial Automation offer exhibitors new opportunities to tap into global markets and thus helps secure your business success. There will be a strong lineup of exhibitors including Phoenix Contact, ifm, Sick, Dunkermotoren and many more. A growing event Last year, the fair has seen growth in all aspects: it occupied seven exhibition halls of Beijing Exhibition Center with the aggregate exhibition area of more than 20 000 m²; nearly 200 domestic and overseas leading automation enterprises attended the event, including German exhibitors who came to the show for the first time; the number of professional visitors and buyers who came for visit and negotiation climbed to 13 732, up by 15 % over the previous show. More activities, new ways of communication In order to help exhibitors find more professional visitors and buyers with matching supply and demand, the 2014 show will lay even more emphasis on marketing promotion so that it can provide a diverse platform for technical exchanges and trade negotiations between exhibitors and visitors. On one hand, more activities such as forums, purchase matching, group visiting and invitation of targeted participants will be carried out regarding key application sectors of industrial automation, including automobile manufacturing, food and beverage, Various forums will be held during the IA Beijing 2014 pharmaceutical production, semi-conductor, electronic manufacturing and OEM. On the other hand, the organizing committee will also use new social networking media, like mircobloging and WeChat to spread exhibition news, strengthen exchanges with exhibitors and visitors, and achieve barrier-free communication both online and offline. IA BEIJING will provide a complete automated production platform and help to elevate efficiency and benefit of exhibitors through its main themes: the networking of automation and IT, process automation, energy and materials efficiency, robotics and systems integration, as well as smart systems offering solutions in assembly and handling. Functional Safety & Energy Efficiency Conference On 7 to 8 May 2014, the Functional Safety & Energy Efficiency Conference will be held in Beijing. The conference is organized by Deutsche Messe, Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd. with the support of ZVEI – German Electrical and Electronics Industry Association, EuropElectro – European Electrical and Electronics Industry, ITEI - Instrumentation Technology and Economy Institute. The conference provides a comprehensive and professional understanding about functional safety and industry energy efficiency and related market access conditions to the Chinese market. AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGIES 2/2014