China’s demand for automation and drives technologies was one step closer to being fulfilled following the successful launch of SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou. The show held at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex from 8 to 11 March 2010 attracted 16,715 trade visitors from 40 countries and regions. These key industry players had come to Guangzhou to source the latest cutting-edge technology and obtain up-to-date market news from the 317 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions that had participated in the show. Building on the success of its predecessor, the China (Guangzhou) International Factory Automation and Instrument Exhibition, visitor attendance was up 27 % at SIAF Guangzhou. The next edition of SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou will be held from 9 to 11 March 2011 at the China Import and Export Fair Pazhou Complex.