A highly successful China International Composites Industrial Technical Expo (CCE) concluded its three-day show on Sep. 7th in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The rainy weather prior to the opening of 24th edition of the show did not dampen the enthusiasm of visitors, who were inspired by smart manufacturing, innovative materials, and green solutions. A total of 22625 professional attendees from over 50 countries and regions participated in CCE2018, recorded the highest visitor count in CCE history.
New Records for CCE
The addition of exhibition Hall No.4 allowed the organizer to accommodate the strong booth space demand which eventually reached a new height in both exhibition area and number of exhibitors. CCE2018 covered an exhibition area up to 47000 m2 and attracted 600 exhibitors, including 134 oversea exhibitors from 22 different countries and regions. Exhibitors come from the entire value chain of composites, ranging from Raw Materials, Equipment, Intermediate products, Components, Processing, Distribution, End-users, to Media.
Diversified Events and Activities
At CCE2018, visitors not only met 600 exhibitors showcasing their advanced products and solutions, but also were able to participate in a number of exciting concurrent events. On the basis of continuing and inheriting the traditional advantages of previous years, discovering and introducing international elements, CCE-JEC Innovation Awards, National University Student Composites Design & Manufacture Contest, National FRP/Composites Operating Skills Contest, Innovation Application and development of Carbon Fiber and Advanced Materials High Forum, 40 Conferences and Technical Seminars, Press Release, Technical Training Courses were well-received among visitors and most sessions were fully occupied. Additionally, CCE cooperated with European partner since 2017, to launch the Automotive Composites Day special program. A variety of activities for attendees to know the latest lightweight solutions as well as automotive composites developments from Europe and US. More than 200 automotive composite parts, which missed the chance to show on-site, have been put on the Automotive Innovation internet Platform “I3P”.