Fruitful discussions, a very high quality of visitors, a positive atmosphere – that’s the summary of exhibitors and organisers at the conclusion of the 8th AchemAsia. The more compact timeline of the International Exhibition-Congress in comparison to former events met the full approval especially of the exhibitors.
With 413 exhibitors from 24 countries AchemAsia is the most international event for the process industry in China. In his welcoming address, Professor Cao Xianghong, Chairman of the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC), underlined the importance of international exchange for the Chinese process industry. Professor Cao also gave an account of the challenges caused by limited water resources. The Chairman of Dechema, Dr. Hans Jürgen Wernicke, also referred in his statement at the press conference to the necessity of a sustainable supply of energy and raw materials and underlined the contribution of the process industries in this context.
With 190 exhibitors, China accounted for the largest group, followed by Germany (118), France (23) and the US (11). The exhibitors also commended the internationality of the visitors. Overall, the exhibition and congress attracted 12,453 visitors to the new China National Convention Center. Among the 89 lectures, the plenary lectures and the sessions on water treatment, clean energy and biorefineries as well as the exhibitors‘ presentations were met with especially high interest.
The next Achema will take place from June 18th to 22nd, 2012 in Frankfurt. The next AchemAsia opens in spring 2013 in Beijing.