VOL. 18 January ISSUE YEAR 2017


in Vol. 18 - January Issue - Year 2017
Meet Surface Finishing Clients of South China in SF EXPO

Jointly organized by China Electroplating Association, China Surface Engineering Association Painting of Branch, Guangdong Surface Engineering Association, Guangdong Coating Industry Association and Wise Exhibition, SF EXPO is one of the worldwide most professional and influential surface finishing exhibitions. It is scheduled for 17-19 May 2017 in Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center. SF EXPO was formally adopted by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry -UFI in 2012, and its organizer became the member of UFI.

SF EXPO 2015 attracted 13748 visitors and 289 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions. It was the largest and highest level of SF EXPO ever. A lot of well-known brands are SF EXPO regular exhibitors, for example Atotech, UYEMURA, Surtec, Fischer, Conventya, JCU, Chemetall, Norilsk, Chuanfu, Jadechem, Huachuang, PAT, Qingfeng, Harvar, SATA, Lesta, ENECON, SPONGE, Thermoreacteur, Alutherm, GRACO, Magni, Huali, Pentatomic, ICETECH, NEHA CHEM, SHINDE CHEMICALS.

For more than a decade, SF EXPO has been committed to building a professional exhibition platform for surface-finishing equipment and material suppliers and users. To maximize the exhibiting and visiting results, serial concurrent events such as conference, seminars and summit are organized in every session.

Close Interaction with Industry Elites

SF EXPO started exhibition preparation in early July of 2016, having visited many surface-finishing companies and downstream enterprises such as automobile and parts companies around the Pearl River Delta region. In September, after meeting with global industry researchers, professionals and association leaders in Interfinish 2016, the organizing committee settled cooperation with NASF and SSEA, which will support SF EXPO 2017 by organizing visiting groups from Southeast Asia.

In October, the 2016 annual meeting of China Surface Engineering Association Painting of Branch gave a perfect opportunity to promote SF EXPO among over 100 association members. The association has confirmed that the chairman expansion meeting will be scheduled concurrently on SF EXPO 2017.

On 13 November, SF EXPO organizing team met more than 80 aluminum surface-finishing companies in the 7th Guangdong Aluminum Processing Technology (International) Seminar in Foshan, which was attended by 600 companies. Its organizer - Guangdong Provincial Nonferrous Metals Society Aluminum Processing Committee, is also the co-organizer of SF EXPO 2017, to host the Aluminum Surface Technology Seminar. Therefore, aluminum visiting groups will also be invited to SF EXPO 2017 in May.

Surface finishing demands in South China Market

As the most prosperous city in South China and the host city of SF EXPO, Guangzhou has superior location, is adjacent to Hong kong, Macao and Taiwan and the ASEAN Region together with cities Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Foshan, Huizhou, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqin, establishing  the most prosperous manufacturing center in China -- the Pearl River Delta, which covers a wide range of surface-finishing-related industries including automobile & parts, home appliance, furniture, machinery, lighting, toy, lock, digital products, telecommunication, electronic products, PCB, hardware, and aluminum. 

Manufacturing giants such as Huawei, Midea, BYD, Gree, Foxconn, GAC Group, Galanz, TCL and a great number of medium and small enterprises show great demand for surface-finishing technologies and products. Therefore, Guangzhou has an extremely strong industrial background to hold a surface-finishing exhibition.

On 17 October, Guangzhou government passed an implementation plan for building Guangzhou as the international industrial base of auto parts. The government will fund 2.5 billion to build five new industrial parks in Panyu, Zengcheng, Huadu, Nansha and Conghua on the basis of current status, specially targets for building an auto parts manufacturing and exporting base, as a national auto parts cluster of new energy and intelligent cars. The plan expects the production value to increase by 200 billion in 2020, and localize key parts to 80%. As for new auto parts companies, the government will provide a fund maximum 50 million. Apart from the above five industrial parks, Zhaoqing and Meizhou are also selected to develop traditional auto parts industries. Surface finishing services will become fairly appealing to auto parts companies in the Pearl River Delta.

Diversified Concurrent Events in SF EXPO 2017

The 12th Guangzhou International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition will integrate resources to cope with industry demand, and actively cooperate with domestic and overseas industry associations, media, and organizations as well as concurrently hold six events: the 4th International Summit on Surface Finishing Industry Development, 2017 China (Guangzhou) Automotive Surface Anti-corrosion Seminar, 2017 Aluminum Surface Technology Seminar, 2017 Asian Surface Finishing New Products & Technology Promotion Conference, 2017 Investigation Mission to South China Surface Finishing Market, and the 12th Guangzhou (China) International Coatings Exhibition. The organizer expects a total exhibition area of 15,000 square meters and 18,000 professional visits in SF EXPO 2017.

For Information:
Wise Exhibition (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.
Room A & B, 3rd Floor, Wanyihuaxuan
Building, No.10 Jinju Road
Haizhu District, Guangzhou
Guangdong, P.R.China
Tel. +86.20.29193506/97
Fax +86.20.29193591
E-mail: sfexpo@hotmail.com