CHINAPLAS, Asia’s No. 1 plastics and rubber trade fair, will be held in Shenzhen for the first time and it becomes a breakthrough of Shenzhen’s exhibition and convention industry with an exhibition area of 350,000sqm. On March 24, 2021, the show’s organizer, Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., grandly held a “CHINAPLAS Shenzhen Kick-off Ceremony”. Mr. Stanley Chu, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., and Mr. Marius Berlemann, General Manager of Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., co-organizer of the exhibition, took the lead to deliver welcome speeches, followed by heavyweight guests in the plastics and rubber industries to kick-off the ceremony. About 150 representatives from associations, exhibitors, buyers and media gathered together to witness this glorious moment of embarking on a new journey in Shenzhen.
Stepping on the hot land of Shenzhen and channelling the potentials in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, CHINAPLAS dreams bigger with extraordinary missions – strive to expedite the demands for manufacturing upgrades in the Greater Bay Area and grasp the opportunities of economic recovery and smart environmental protection transformation to promote China’s plastics and rubber technological innovation and high-quality development.
Set sail for the 14th Five-Year Plan, draw new blueprints
2021 is the commencement year of the “14th Five-Year Plan”. Elites in the plastics and rubber industries gathered together to explicit the current development status and forecasts of plastics industry in different dimensions at the event, staging a feast of thoughts.
Mr. Wang Zhanjie, Vice President & Secretary General, China Plastics Processing Industry Association, delivered a speech on “China’s Plastics Processing Industry Basic Information and 14th Five-year Plan Development Proposal”. In the in-depth review, he mentioned that the speed of technological innovation in China’s plastics industry during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period has significantly accelerated, and made huge progress in functionalization, lightweight, ecologicalization, micro-forming and “+smart”. The new landscape, new challenges and new changes during the “14th Five-Year Plan”: Technological innovation will accelerate the transformation and development of the plastics processing industry; the plastics processing industry can take advantage of the huge domestic market to expand its applications; the quality of plastic products and services will be enhanced following to the upgrading of the consumer market; the industry will continue to strengthen ecological and green development.
The plastics processing industry has made great progress, and the upstream machinery industry has also achieved good results. Ms. Su Dongping, Executive Deputy President of China Plastics Machinery Industry Association, in the “Development Status and Prospects of China Plastics Machinery Industry”, introduced that during the “13th Five-Year Plan” period, China’s plastics machinery industry’s business income reached RMB81 billion, with an average annual growth rate of 5.7%. The average annual growth of the export value, major business income, total profit, and research and development expenses of China’s superior plastics machinery companies reached 6.34%, 10.03%, 11.33%, and 12.11% respectively. Her view on the industry development goals during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period — the annual output value will exceed RMB100 billion; The average annual growth rate of business income and total profits is expected to grow over 6%; R&D investment will account for more than 6% of businessincome; Professional technical personnel will account for more than 25% of employees in the industry.
Let’s take a look at the situation in Europe. How can plastics find its way out from the predicament? In the speech of”Europe’s Plastics Machinery Industry – Economic Situation and Sustainability Goals 2020/2021″, Mr. Thorsten Kuehmann, Secretary General of Europe’s Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers (EUROMAP) mentioned: “Our industry is in good shape. Plastics and rubber machines grew by 7% in 2020; secondly, the image of the plastics industry is indeed under pressure; thirdly, we have to go for circular economy; fourthly, plastic is good for climate.”
Focusing on the largest and most intensive area of China’s plastics industry – the Greater Bay Area, Mr. Fu An, President of the Guangdong Plastics Industry Association, analyzed in the “The Development & Forecast of the Plastics Industry in the Greater Bay Area” that the country is strongly supporting the development of the Greater Bay Area and for this purpose, the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay” was issued and implemented in February 2019.; In the “Guangdong Provincial Key Construction Project Plan in 2020” issued by the Guangdong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, it is stated that there are more than 400 projects in the 9 cities of Greater Bay Area, with a total investment of more than RMB2.8 trillion. These projects involved automotive, smart manufacturing, new materials, home appliances, and commodities, providing a huge market for the application of the plastics industry and showing huge prospects for sustainable development.
Forge ahead in a new era, set sail for a new journey
Mr. Stanley Chu, Chairman of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. delivered a welcome speech at the ceremony. He emphasized that, nowadays, the production of plastics machinery in China has ranked first in the world for 15 consecutive years, which is the strong evidence that China is transforming from a large manufacturer to an influential one. In this development process, CHINAPLAS has made significant contributions in facilitating technical exchanges, trades, and even the collaborations and joint ventures between China and overseas countries. From 2021, CHINAPLAS will be held in Shenzhen every odd year, in response to the demand of high-end industry development as well as the thriving development of the Greater Bay Area. Let’s take advantage of the opportunities brought by the new national policies.
Ms. Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd. shared in the speech of “CHINAPLAS 2021 Show Highlights & Concurrent Events” that there will be 5 key technology areas, namely “5G x Plastics & Rubber” groundbreaking technology, circular economy & green technology, industry 4.0 intelligent technology, high performance materials, engineering plastics and reinforced carbon fiber composite materials, and flexible product design solutions. She also mentioned that the organizer will take every possible step for epidemic prevention and control, to maintain safe and hygienic show environment for all participants. For overseas visitors who cannot visit the show in person, or visitors who may not able to join the show for 4 days, they can join online through the Official Live Streaming elaborately brought to them.
To watch the playback of the ceremony, please visit https://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS21/liveroomlistnew/eng/live_room_list?sourceLive=cps21web